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Michael Jackson’s Thriller Album was the Best-Selling Album in the US for 2 Years Straight. It Sold 32 Million Copies Globally and was Certified Platinum 34 Times.

Making the ideal album is a true art form. Taking a collection of individual songs and compiling them into a finished body of work requires a certain skill level. When everything comes together, an otherwise ordinary collection of songs transforms into something extraordinary, capturing the hearts and minds of music fans for decades to come. …

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Garth Brooks was the Best-Selling Solo Artist in US History. He Only Lost His Spot to The Beatles.

Music Artists sold hundreds of millions of records and made their distinct contributions to the world of music. The music industry is constantly evolving. However, it consistently produces best-selling music artists who are truly unique and manage to captivate listeners all over the world, regardless of background, gender, or age. But do you know who …

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Jim Marshall Contracted a Form of Tuberculosis That Affected His Bones When He was Young. He Had to Wear Plastic Casts from His Ankles to His Armpits Until He was a Teenager.

James Charles Marshall, also known as The Father of Loud or The Lord of Loud, pioneered guitar amplification. Marshall Amplification, his company, has created equipment used by some of the biggest names in rock music, producing iconic amplifiers. But did you know Mashall had to live in a full-body cast growing up? Jim Marshall, the …

Jim Marshall Contracted a Form of Tuberculosis That Affected His Bones When He was Young. He Had to Wear Plastic Casts from His Ankles to His Armpits Until He was a Teenager. Read More »

The Band Redbone was the First Successful Rock Group Formed by Native Americans.

While our European counterparts may argue otherwise, rock and roll is a uniquely American invention. Many of the genre’s most successful artists were born and raised in the United States. But have you heard of Redbone? The first successful Native American rock band was Redbone, who performed the 1970s hit “Come and Get Your Love,” …

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Paul McCartney Agreed to Join the Board of Organizers of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival on the Condition That The Jimi Hendrix Experience be Invited to Perform.

The Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward on a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the start of the Summer of Love, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding made career-defining appearances at Monterey. Still, they were just a few performers …

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Little Richard Sang the Theme Song for Magic School Bus

As Ms. Frizzle once said, The whole world is a field trip, and all the kids in our class are merely guinea pigs. But do you know who sang the theme song for Magic School Bus? Little Richard sang the Magic School Bus theme song. Magical Song for A Magical Show One of the most …

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Link Wray

The 1958 Song “Rumble” by Link Wray was Banned on Several Radio Stations in the United States for Glorifying Juvenile Delinquency.

Many controversial songs have obvious reasons for being shunned or banned, from NWA’s profanity-laced F*ck Tha Police to The Prodigy’s Smack My B*tch Up, but the reason for”Rumble, the only instrumental banned from radio, does not hold up today.  But did you know that song was banned in the US? Despite having no lyrics, Link …

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Norio Ohga

The Founder of Sony Hired a Very Outspoken Critic of Their Products so They Could Make Better Products. After Twenty Years, the Critic, Norio Ohga, became Sony’s President.

Norio Ohga, a former opera singer who moved into consumer electronics and helped shape the development of the compact disc, rose to become chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation. But did you know why Sony hired him? Sony’s founder hired an outspoken critic of their products in order to improve them. He became Sony’s president …

The Founder of Sony Hired a Very Outspoken Critic of Their Products so They Could Make Better Products. After Twenty Years, the Critic, Norio Ohga, became Sony’s President. Read More »

Stevie Wonder Accident Coma

Stevie Wonder was a Passenger in a Vehicle That Hit a Logging Truck in 1973. He was Hit by a Log in the Forehead and was in a Coma for 10 Days.

Stevie Wonder is an American singer-songwriter who is a pioneer and influenced by musicians in various genres such as rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk, and jazz. Wonder’s use of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments as a virtual one-person band during the 1970s reshaped R&B conventions. But did you know that he was in …

Stevie Wonder was a Passenger in a Vehicle That Hit a Logging Truck in 1973. He was Hit by a Log in the Forehead and was in a Coma for 10 Days. Read More »

Prince

In 2015, Prince Voiced His Dislike for Record Labels. He Says That Record Contracts are Like Slavery and Advised Younger Artists to Not Sign with Them and Cut the Middleman.

When Prince announced that his new album, HitNRun, would be released exclusively on Tidal, the singer explained why he bypassed a record label and offered the LP directly through Jay Z’s streaming service. But did you know that Prince hated record labels and compared them to slavery? In 2015, Prince expressed his disdain for record …

In 2015, Prince Voiced His Dislike for Record Labels. He Says That Record Contracts are Like Slavery and Advised Younger Artists to Not Sign with Them and Cut the Middleman. Read More »