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Iconic moments in music history.

Womyn in Punk
I often wonder what makes the sound of my voice so different from that of my three sisters. The way I pronounce short vowels and grumble, how my laugh sometimes sounds violent, why I swear so often an...
Essential Rock Stories: "Doctor My Eyes"
Welcome to the first edition of a series I like to call Essential Rock Stories, a deep dive on your favorite classic rock artists, songs, and albums that will change the way you think about Rock & Rol...
Shea S3 months ago
"I Love You Will You Marry Me?" by Yungblud Is Iconic, But Why?
YUNGBLUD, although many fans would say otherwise, is a band with three (3) members! The most well known, of course, is Dominic Harrison, the lead singer. The lesser known (but still greatly appreciate...
Annie Kapur4 months ago
Bob Dylan and Conversing with Jesus
"Dear Landlord" is one of Bob Dylan's most enduring songs and it has many messages that can be interpreted from its lyrics. It marks the beginning of a new era of folk music for Dylan and many have in...
Annie Kapur4 months ago
The Sound and The Fury: Bob Dylan's "Dirge"
As we know, a "dirge" is a funeral song, and William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury is no different to a dirge in my opinion. So, is it true that there are similarities between Bob Dylan's cast-iro...
Annie Kapur4 months ago
Bob Dylan's 'Time Out of Mind' and Telling Two Parts of the Same Story
The album Time Out of Mind (1997) is well-known for being one of Bob Dylan's darker albums, in which the songs, instead of depicting just the image of the American Folk Hero, tend to also depict a tim...
Azaria Brown4 months ago
Protest Music: Traditional and Contemporary
Race issues in the United States are coming to a breaking point. The number of minorities being killed and intimidated by the hands of police and other political authority figures is growing, and thou...
Annie Kapur4 months ago
Bob Dylan and Three Modes of Autobiography
Bob Dylan has been known to intelligently use autobiography in his songs, but there are several songs in which Bobcats and Dylanologists have no idea whether Dylan actually put himself into them, or i...
Catherine Agati4 months ago
A Song Turned to Protest
“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life,” words written by the romantic writer Jean Paul Richter, and they are ever so true. There have been numerous gloomy historical events within America’s ...
Sean Callaghan4 months ago
In Memory of Hal Blaine
"Another Saturday Night" by Sam Cooke., "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel What do these songs have in common? Well they are old s...
Emily Adams4 months ago
10 Songs by Inspiring Women
While there has recently been a palpable shift in how the world views feminism, it isn't a new concept. Women's Marches were entirely different animals 100 years ago, there was often an element of dan...
Shandi Pace5 months 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 A5 months 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 Richie5 months 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 6 months 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 Baker6 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 Raisters6 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, MA8 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...