Tagged: music history

Awesome Cover Songs – II

In part 2 we look at other genres covering country legend Hank Williams. His songs timeless and relevant and still inspire countless artists to this day.

Chuck Berry

13 Black Artists that Inspired Rock: Chuck Berry

< Fats Domino   /   Bo Diddley > 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...


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...

Fats Domino

13 Black Artists Who Inspired Rock: Fats Domino

< Robert Johnson   /   Chuck Berry > 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...

Robert Johnson

13 Black Artist Who Inspired Rock: Robert Johnson

< Fishbone   /  Fats Domino > 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...