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Chuck Berry

13 Black Artists that Inspired Rock: Chuck Berry

< Back Born on October 18, 1926, son of a deacon father and a school-teacher mother, Chuck Berry grew up in a hard-working middle-class household. His mother, a skilled piano player, passes on her love of music to her son, but soon he moves away from her baptist hymns and...

Jobriath

In memory of Jobriath and what could have been

  Jobriath Boone August 4th, 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Jobriath Boone (born, Bruce Wayne Campbell). Once considered to be the American David Bowie with his own Ziggy Stardust look. Elektra records signed him to a recording contract in 1973. The reported $500,000 deal was the...

Rock 'n' Roll High School

Rock, Rock, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

What is Rock ‘n’ Roll High School? Rock ‘n’ Roll High School is the story of exuberant Riff Randell (P.J. Soles), a self-titled “rock and roller.” She is also a massive fan of the punk rock band the Ramones. She shows her fervor and enthusiasm at Vince Lombardi High by...

Fats Domino

13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock: Fats Domino

< Back   /   Next > Antonio Domino or Fats Domino sold over 65 Million records during his lifetime.[1] Ranked as the 25th greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. There is little doubt of his influence on rock ‘n’ roll. In the 1950s through the early 1960s, no...

Robert Johnson

13 Black Artist Who Inspired Rock: Robert Johnson

< Back   /   Next > Robert Johnson and the Devil It’s midnight; two lonely dirt roads cross near the Dockery Plantation in rural Mississippi. It’s there that a young man with a guitar waits. He wants to strike a deal, his soul for great talent. The Faustian legend goes that...

FishBone

13 Black Artist Who Inspired Rock: Fishbone

< Back   /   Next > Grab a bag, add ska, punk, rock, funk, reggae, metal, hip-hop, country, social commentary, humor, mohawks, dreds, and unlimited energy, now shake it up. When well-mixed, pour it on a stage and you have arguably the best live band ever. You have Fishbone in its...

Verbib Reid

13 Black Artist Who Inspired Rock: Vernon Reid

< Back   /   Next >   Vernon Reid may not be a household name, but if you love music, he should be. After years of struggling to find the right lineup, while attempting to break through the racial barrier of hard rock (a time before social media) he finally convinces...

Old School

Top Ten Most Relevant Old School Rap Songs

Next > Old School The definition of Old School Rap is debatable. Most descriptions put Old School as being from the mid-70s until the mid-90s. To me, anything after the early 90s is not Old School. It is merely old. That leads me to a question, what are the most...

Run-DMC

13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock: Run-DMC

< Back   /   Next > “I’m the king of rock; there is none higher Sucker MC’s should call me sire” is the opening to King of Rock by Run DMC. Their decree holds true. Run-DMC consists of Joseph Simmons (Run), Darryl McDaniels (DMC), and Jason Mizell (Jam-Master-Jay). They are the...

A Band Called Death

13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock: Death

< Back   /   Next > Death is a story of what was and what should have been. The Detroit based proto-punk band came before the founding fathers of punk music. They were ahead of such legends as the Ramones, Sex Pistols, and the Clash. They began five years before the...