Remembering Roy Orbison

Fifty years ago, on June 6, 1960, singer Roy Orbison released what would become his first major hit, “Only the Lonely” on Monument Records. Not only did the song put Orbison on the map as a brilliant songwriter, many would argue that the dark ballad altered the course of rock and roll, thanks to its [...] Continue reading...

A Look Back at Soul Train

Today, we look back at one of the grooviest, funkiest shows to ever hit the television airwaves. Providing an R&B alternative to the long-running American Bandstand, audiences tuned in for over 35 years to take a ride on the Soul Train. Created and hosted by Chicago radio DJ, Don Cornelius, it remains the “longest-running, first-run, [...] Continue reading...

Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater

It’s been show time at the Apollo for almost a hundred years, and in that time, some of the biggest celebrities in the business have launched their careers at the famed theater, located in the predominantly black neighborhood, Harlem, on 125th street in New York City. Continue reading...

Physical Graffiti Anniversary

On February 24, 1975, 35 years ago, Led Zeppelin released Physical Graffiti – a double album that is perhaps one of the finest representations of this iconic band’s music. From Jimmy Page’s blistering guitar virtuosity, to Robert Plant’s wailing vocal improvisations, to the rock-solid rhythm section of John Paul Jones on bass guitar and John [...] Continue reading...

Retroland talks to Captain & Tennille

Retroland, www.retroland.com, the definitive pop-cultural website, interviews one of our all-time faves, Captain and Tennille! For more information on Captain and Tennille, visit their Retroland article here. The Interview Part One: Growing Up Retroland: Growing up, what was your favorite music? Captain replies: R&B, Fifties rock, soul-type / New Orleans type stuff. Toni replies: I [...] Continue reading...