53 years ago this month, the Liverpudlian lads known as Gerry and the Pacemakers made their debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single that truly broke them in America.
You may only know her by her first name – and that’s fair enough, since it’s how she’s always been billed – but since it’s the day of her birth, we’ll refer to her by both first and last name:
Please wish Jewel Kilcher a happy birthday, won’t you?
40 years ago this month, Roy Buchanan released the second album of the three-record stint he did with Atlantic Records in the ‘70s.
Three years ago today, Christine McVie was the recipient of one of the most prestigious awards in the British music industry: the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rap love stories don’t come much more famous than the one between Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G., but it was a romance that was cut all too short as a result of Biggie’s murder. It’s been 20 years since that fateful day, but it’s all still fresh in Evans’s mind, hence the release of THE KING & I, a 25-track effort that tells the Faith & Biggie story with the help of some previously-unreleased material from Biggie’s vault, along with guest appearances from – among others – Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Snoop Dogg.
Stax Records turns the big 6-0 this year, which is an anniversary well worth celebrating, so we’ve teamed up with the fine folks from the Concord Music Group in order to pay tribute to Soulsville, USA in a big way.
This grand celebration kicks off tomorrow with the release of 10 new best-of collections from 12 of the biggest names in Stax Records’ history. Who’s in the mix? We’re glad you asked, because it gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you!