Just People Too – Behind The Stigma Of Being In A Band

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What It Means To Be In A Band
A musician is also a human being. Although this seems incredibly obvious, many people mistake this simple fact. Look at the way people treated Bob Dylan in the late ’60s. He was regarded as a kind of folk music prophet. The same application was made towards rock icons like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and Jerry Garcia. Maybe it was just the hype of the 1960s? However, there has always been Read the rest of this entry »

The Seattle Scene And The Rise Of Grunge

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Although the first rumblings of what would become known as grunge music were being birthed in Seattle as early as the 1960s, it wasn’t until the early 1990s that the mainstream became aware of this “new” genre that some tried to pigeon hole as a fusion of punk and heavy metal.

The Seattle that grunge sprang from was working class and flannel-clad, with a underlying feeling of apathy that bordered on hopelessness. No-one expressed the vibe of the time, city or genre better than an unknown group called Nirvana, who released Read the rest of this entry »

The 27 Club – Gone But Not Forgotten

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The 27 Club is a name commonly used to refer to outstanding popular musicians who have died at the age of 27. Among the musicians in this so-called club are Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, and, most recently, Amy Winehouse.

Remarkable Contributions

Each of these artists is known for having made remarkable contributions to music and its history during his or her brief lifetime. All of these artist remain quite legendary in Read the rest of this entry »

Pink Floyd – Still Trippin’ After All These Years

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Pink Floyd is still performing. In 1965, the English band members were Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett.

At first Pink Floyd played in London’s underground. David Gilmour joined the band in 1967. Syd Barrett left in April 1968 because of mental problems.

Pink Floyd has had international eminence with psychedelic popular music and more advanced music arrangements. Pink Floyd made concept albums such as The Dark Side of The Moon (1973), Wish You Read the rest of this entry »

Pink Floyd – Still Trippin’ After All These Years

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Pink Floyd is still performing. In 1965, the English band members were Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett.

At first Pink Floyd played in London’s underground. David Gilmour joined the band in 1967. Syd Barrett left in April 1968 because of mental problems.

Pink Floyd has had international eminence with psychedelic popular music and more advanced music arrangements. Pink Floyd made concept albums such as The Dark Side of The Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here(1975), Animals(1977), and The Wall(1979). Roger Waters wrote the songs for the last two albums. Read the rest of this entry »

The Beatles – The Rise, The Fall, And The Tragedy

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The Beatles band is one of the most popular groups in history. There are not many people around who couldn’t name the members or tell you at least one Beatles song. When someone’s favorite band decides to call it quits, the first instinct is to find a reason or someone to blame. A lot of Beatles fans put that blame on John Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono. There are plenty of Beatles fans today who still blame Yoko Ono for the breakup of the group. She might have contributed in some Read the rest of this entry »

The Beatles – The Rise, The Fall, And The Tragedy

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The Beatles band is one of the most popular groups in history. There are not many people around who couldn’t name the members or tell you at least one Beatles song. When someone’s favorite band decides to call it quits, the first instinct is to find a reason or someone to blame. A lot of Beatles fans put that blame on John Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono. There are plenty of Beatles fans today who still blame Read the rest of this entry »

Just Who Exactly Were “The Who”

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The Who are one of the most recognized bands in the history of Rock music. They are the second most popular group to come out of England behind the Beatles. The Who were formed in 1964, but the idea started two years earlier when Pete Townshend and John Entwistle.

The pair formed a band that was inspired by American R&B music. Over the course of the next two years they added a guitarist named Roger Daltrey and a drummer named Keith Moon, solidifying themselves in rock lore as The Read the rest of this entry »

Just Who Exactly Were “The Who”

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The Who are one of the most recognized bands in the history of Rock music. They are the second most popular group to come out of England behind the Beatles. The Who were formed in 1964, but the idea started two years earlier when Pete Townshend and John Entwistle.

The pair formed a band that was inspired by American R&B music. Over the course of the next two years they added a guitarist named Roger Daltrey and a drummer named Keith Moon, solidifying themselves in rock lore as The Who from that Read the rest of this entry »

Bob Dylan – Still Alive And Kickin’

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Bob Dylan has cemented his status as a living legend in popular music through a string of successful and influential albums and songs that date back to the early 1960s. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thanks to the 34 albums and 11 Grammy Awards he has received throughout his career.

One of the most amazing facets of Dylan’s career is that it keeps going. Where as many of his contemporaries have long retired from making music and touring, Dylan Read the rest of this entry »