The Story of Blondie’s First Single, ‘X Offender’
Blondie's first single was originally titled "Sex Offender."
The Day the Beatles Played Their Final TV Show
In the mid-'60s, the BBC's Top of the Pops was destination viewing for British rock fans.
That Time John Lennon and Frank Zappa Jammed at the Fillmore East
In the last days of New York's Fillmore East, John Lennon and Yoko Ono joined Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention onstage after the Mothers' set.
Revisiting the Beatles’ Final Scheduled U.K. Concert
NME's Annual Poll Winners concert on May 1, 1966 was the last time the Beatles played a scheduled concert in the U.K.
That Time the Beatles’ Solo Singles All Hit the Charts
For two weeks in 1971, the Billboard Hot 100 had a sort-of Beatles reunion.
‘It Was Raw': The Story of the Troggs’ ‘Wild Thing’
The visceral power of the Troggs' "Wild Thing" drove the song to No. 1 a few months after its release 50 years ago in April 1966.
40 Years Ago: ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ Hits No. 1 but Spells Disaster for Peter Frampton
'Frampton Comes Alive' reached No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart on April 10, 1976.
The Day the Beatles Kicked Off the ‘Revolver’ Sessions With ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
The Beatles began the 'Revolver' sessions on April 6, 1966 by starting work on the song that became "Tomorrow Never Knows."
Revisiting Simon and Garfunkel’s Breakthrough, ‘The Sounds of Silence’
Today, their acclaim is universal, but in 1964 Simon & Garfunkel’s debut LP ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.’ flopped. S
Why the Rolling Stones Disowned Their ‘Stone Age’ Compilation
The Rolling Stones took out ads condemning their former label for putting out a compilation without their consent.
How a Beatles LSD Party Inspired ‘She Said She Said’
An acid trip taken by three Beatles at a Beverly Hills party on Aug. 24, 1965 resulted in 'She Said She Said.'
How the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and David Bowie Ran From the Taxman
Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s.