Songwriter Curly Putman did not shy away from dark subject matter in his songs. And the songs he wrote for country music's biggest stars were mini masterpieces of tragedy.
Australian journalist/writer Richard Neville, best known as the co-founder of the iconoclastic and era-defining ‘60’s magazine Oz, has sadly passed away.
A hugely influential figure in American music – proclaimed by critics and everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Nick Cave to U2, yet Alan Vega remained unknown to the music world at large for the duration of his musical life.
A lot of Floyd really is dull pomp rock, but for a bit they really were the best acid band ever. And that time was when Syd Barrett drove the spaceship.
It's about 60 years since Scotty Moore did anything revolutionary, which is a long time to still care. But Scotty Moore’s thing meant a lot. In those 60 years he changed so many people’s lives.
Rest in Funk, Bernie. As the keyboardist for Parliament-Funkadelic, he was a daring musical genius whose personality and playing was off the grid in the best way.
If you don’t know Wayne Jackson’s name, you certainly know his music – he & partner Andrew Love played on a staggering 52 #1 records, and 83 Gold and Platinum records. Australia’s own You Am I had the Memphis Horns guest on their ’97 album #4 Record, and Tim Rogers has written a few words for us about Wayne…
Remembering Grammy-winning songwriter, engineer and guitarist Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman, whose single-mindedness helped produce some of rock n roll's greatest recordings.
Some sad recent passings from the world of early rock'n'roll instrumental music...
Did you know he wrote songs for Stevie Nicks, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper & Madonna?
Remembering one of the BIG Easy's downright funkiest cats Allen Toussaint, not only for his incredible behind the scenes production and songwriting but also as an amazing performer.