Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage nameSting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new waverock band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop.
The Cars were at the forefront in merging 1970’s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which would flourish in the early 1980’s. Robert Palmer, music critic for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, described the Cars’ musical style by saying: “they have taken some important but disparate contemporary trends—punk minimalism, the labyrinthine synthesizer and guitar textures of art rock, the 50’s rockabilly revival and the melodious terseness of power pop—and mixed them into a personal and appealing blend.”
Bare had many failed attempts to sell his songs in the 1950s. He finally signed with Capitol Records and recorded a few rock and roll songs without much chart success. Just before he was drafted into the Army, he wrote a song called “The All American Boy“and did a demo for his friend, Bill Parsons, to learn how to record. Instead of using the version Bill Parsons did later, the record company, Fraternity Records, decided to use the original demo recorded by Bobby Bare. The record reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, but they made an error: the singles’ labels all credited the artist as being “Bill Parsons”. spin more…
One of my favorites only cause my dad listened to it over and over again throughout my childhood. he does have an epic sound! enjoy
Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, he has sold over 120 million records worldwide since the start of his career in the 1960s. With 38 songs in the Top 10, he is the second most successful artist in the history of the BillboardAdult Contemporary Top 10 charts. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from a variety of musical genres. visit his website see lastest news
Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock and hard rock with the power of a hard-rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre.
this group is a personal one for me, the memories i share of seeing this group live will last forever! want to know what these are up too? spin more
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop“, he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist at the time of his death. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashionalong with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975; Malcolm and Angus were the only original members left in the band. Membership subsequently stabilized until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group considered disbanding, but buoyed by support from Scott’s parents, decided to continue and set about finding a new vocalist. Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black, which was made as a tribute to Bon Scott. The album launched them to new heights of success and became their all-time best-seller. read more…
here is my epic favorites!
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapBon Scott4:14
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)Brian Johnson5:42
Hells BellsBrian Johnson5:12
Highway To HellBon Scott3:29
It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)Bon Scott5:17