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Little Richard: 13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock

Little Richard Heavy mascara and an androgynous sexual appeal, he bangs the piano with his groundbreaking style. His songs delivered with a powerful whooping voice. He is the legend, Little Richard. However, before fame, he was born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia. Influenced by two uncles and a grandfather,...

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Jimi Hendrix: 13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock

Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix may be the best-known artist on our list. He is arguably the greatest electric guitar player of all time. Born left-handed, Jimi would play a right-handed Fender Stratocaster upside down. Before Jimi, other artists unsuccessfully experimented with feedback and distortion. Hendrix masters it making a fluid...

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Funkadelic: 13 Inspiring Black Artists of Rock

Funkadelic The lineage of Funkadelic began in the fifties when George Clinton and four Jersey friends create a doo-wop soul group called the Parliaments. The 1960s see them record for various small labels while George is commuting to Detroit to work with Motown. In 1967, after signing a deal with the...

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: 13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock

Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe is one of the most influential artists in the development of rock and roll. Sadly, she may not be a household name, but she is one of the original creators of the rock and roll sound. Known as the “Godmother of Rock and Roll,”...

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Top 60 Cover Songs of All Time

History of the Cover Song Cover Song started out as a racist term. Its first use was to describe a white artist recording a song by a black artist. The black artist did not receive royalties from the use of their song. An example would be Pat Boone poorly covering...

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Super Gigantic 80’s Lyrics Quiz

Do you like 80’s Music?   Test your love of 80’s music against the Super Gigantic 80’s Lyrics Quiz. 35 snippets from the greatest songs of the 80s. See how you do. Name the artist and the song. Count the number you get right (1/2 point for only knowing the artist or...

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Intro: 13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock

When looking back at the history of rock ‘n’ roll, you may find it strange that music once created and inspired by black artists is now primarily for and by whites. There are black artists associated with the music throughout the decades. They play rock and roll despite an invisible...

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I miss the Ramones, Kings of American Punk

Sadly, in July 2014, Tommy Ramone passed away. He was the last original member of the Ramones. He follows band mates Joey, Dee Dee, and Johnny. However, as their story comes to an end, their music still lives on, as great music will. I feel a sincere sadness as I lose...

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The Sex Pistols and the Art Movement Dada

An angry, impish singer with red spiked hair screams into a mic. He shows a mocking disdain toward the raucous audience. The bass player poses and sneers playing random notes when he plays at all. The rest of the band plays hard-driving music to match the anger of the vocalist....

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The Prophets of Rage Want to Unfuck the World

Are you angry with the state of the world? Do you need a theme song to get you moving, an adrenalin rush? If so, the Prophets of Rage and their new song “Unfuck the World” may be what you need. The band combines the talents of Rage Against the Machine,...