history

Iconic moments in music history.

Rasma Raisters14 days 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, MA2 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 2 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 Johns3 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 Gad3 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'Connor3 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 Lewis5 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 Boniface5 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 6 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 Robinson6 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'Connor6 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...
Sean Callaghan6 months ago
My Guitar Couldn't Hold You So I Split the Band
When Elton John was sent to the United States by Dick James Music in 1970 to perform. He was accompanied by a touring band comprised of Dee Murray on Bass and Nigel Olsson on drums. Though Dee and Nig...
E.W Hemmings6 months ago
An Idiot's Guide to Pop Punk
Three chord sequences, pogoing, sunshine (mostly) and sometimes pizza - pop punk is THE summer genre, and holds a special place in the heart of many an alternative music fan. Whether you're a 'pop pun...
Aaron Kerper7 months ago
Riot Grrrl: Feminism's Most Important Soundtrack
The 1980s were a time when the music scene was primarily dominated by a misogynistic and masculine aesthetic and sound, an issue that was merely the spark to the Feminist bonfire that would slowly sta...
Sarah Bryan8 months ago
Mozart vs. Michael
Historians and scientists alike have drawn uncanny parallels between two of the world’s most well-known musicians: Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “King of Pop” singer Michael Jackson. B...
Collin Campbell8 months ago
The Dropped Rock
Is Rock and Roll culture dead and gone?