50 Years Ago: Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company Begin the Haight-Ashbury…
A three-day festival with an acid test and music by the Grateful Dead and other San Francisco bands took place in January 1966.
Revisiting David Bowie’s Influential Berlin Trilogy
Something sparked when David Bowie, hoping to escape L.A.'s drug-fueled lifestyle, moved to Berlin in the late-'70s.
55 Years Ago: ‘Shindig!’ Ushers in ‘Flat-Out, Ass-Kickin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll’ TV
Shindig! was TV's first prime-time rock music show, spawning a raft of imitators.
50 Years Ago: Did John Lennon Sabotage His Estranged Father’s Music Career?
Alfred "Freddie" Lennon had early success with his first single, released at the height of Beatlemania on Dec. 31, 1965. Then it disappeared from the charts.
When Elvis Presley Met Richard Nixon Then Ratted Out the Beatles
Elvis Presley showed up unannounced at the entrance gate of the White House on Dec. 21, 1970.
How Jim Morrison Finally Got Pardoned, 39 Years After His Death
It all began at the Doors' notorious performance on March 1, 1969, at Miami's Dinner Key Auditorium.
When the Rolling Stones Went to Muscle Shoals
The Rolling Stones ended up recording three songs that evoked the country, blues and R&B sound of the region.
How Arlo Guthrie’s Arrest Inspired the Thanksgiving Classic ‘Alice’s Restaurant’
The arrest that Arlo Guthrie detailed in his Thanksgiving classic 'Alice's Restaurant' took place on Nov. 26, 1965.
That Time Elvis Presley Left Sun Records for RCA
Elvis Presley went from a regional star to national fame after signing with RCA on Nov. 22, 1955.
Remember the Beatles’ Off-Broadway ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Show?
With little input from the Beatles other than the use of their music, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road: A Rock Spectacle’ debuted Off-Broadway at New York’s Beacon Theater on Nov. 17, 1974.