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Iconic moments in music history.

Shandi Pace19 days ago
How The Beatles Helped Heal America's Broken Heart
Almost everyone that was alive at the time can recall when, where, and what they were doing when President John F. Kennedy was shot riding in his motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. Only t...
Jason A24 days ago
The Decline of Quality in Mainstream Music
When I saw the list a Grammy nominees for this year, specifically those nominated for the best artist category, my first instinct was to think to myself, "What the heck has happened to music?" This be...
Darryl Richiea month ago
Black Music & Africa: Part 1
When I listen to Black music, I always think about which region of Africa an artist could have originated from based on the history and culture.
WatchMojo a month ago
Top 10 Rock Drummers
These guys march to the beat of a different drum. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 rock drummers. For this list, we’ve chosen standout drummers who were...
Tom Baker2 months ago
Box Office of the Beast
Iron Maiden's 1982 album Number of the Beast is a heaping slab of heavy metal history, one that I was first introduced to at the tender age of say, six or so, by an aunt's boyfriend who had the thing ...
Rasma Raisters2 months ago
The Music of B.J. Thomas
This incredible singer who’s had many popular hits is called Billy Joe Thomas, better known to his fans as B.J. Thomas. He’s an American singer who's charted on pop, country, and Christian charts. His...
Richard Wright, MA3 months ago
Astro-Yardies & Algoriddims: An Introduction to Jamaican Afrofuturism
I have an otherworldly memory from my young boyhood in Kingston, Jamaica. This was in the late 70s, and our family had recently moved there from New York City. I was navigating so many cultural shifts...
WatchMojo 4 months ago
Top 10 Most Important Moments in Music History
These are the moments that rocked the musical world. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Moments in Music History. For this list, we’re looking at the most ...
Katharine Johns5 months ago
Live Aid Save the Queen: The Geek Girl's Guide to Music History
What do you get from grouping together an art student with three scientifically educated students, all of whom are also remarkably talented musicians? In the 1970’s, you got Queen; the legends and roy...
Ethan Gad5 months ago
My Day with Jim
Jim Morrison was a mess. He was also brilliant, jaded, a storming orbit of magnitude, and lost. I was a mess, but I don’t have any of the brilliance or natural attraction that Jim possessed. However, ...
Memphis Music Legends: Dewey Phillips
In the late 1940s an unassuming young man, straight out of the military, made a move from his hometown Adamsville, TN, to Memphis. The kid with an effervescent southern draw and an in-your-face person...
Blake O'Connor5 months ago
The History of Raves
From dungeons bunkers, to sublime warehouses and vast open fields—people find a way to rave in any location. Today, raves are grand productions with large budgets and operating crews. That was not alw...
Jay Lewis6 months ago
How Did Music Get Here?
Music as I See It As a musician, I've performed in various places, venues, etc., and before audiences that were welcoming and a bit hostile. I've spent my entire musical life trying to find the next t...
Patrick Boniface7 months ago
The First True Disc Jockey
If hero worship is being inspired by someone’s deeds to emulate them in your workplace, then perhaps I am living proof of the work of Alan Freed. I am a disc jockey, a poor comparison, however, to the...
SKYLERIZED 8 months ago
Why Are You Ranking: Best Musical Acts to Have Enriched Delaware from the Admired Duly to the Adored Greatly
The first state to ratify the United States Constitution has played home to a number of notable musical acts that have gone under the radar. Though it may be hard to believe, some of the most talented...
How the Stone Roses Managed to Become One of the Most Important Bands in History yet Still Feel Underground
The Stone Roses are arguably one of the most important bands in the history of British music, with their immense influence still being present today as they changed the face of British rock. They emer...
Shadora Robinson8 months ago
Let's Rock and Roll
Music is the language of the world; it brings people together through the ups and downs of one's life. Throughout history, music has had a significant influence on various cultures and groups of peopl...
Blake O'Connor8 months ago
The History of Afrobeat
A man who married 27 wives in one day, the father of Afrobeat, an eccentric, social activist—many great accomplishments are associated with the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. His legacy lives on through hi...