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Artists Who Changed Music: King Crimson 1974 – Present Day
King Crimson is one of the most important bands in the history of music. Founded in 1968, the band has over the decades seen many different line- ups, that played very different styles of music, and that have changed music…
Artists Who Changed Music: King Crimson
King Crimson is one of the most important bands in the history of music. It pioneered a new genre of music, and has repeatedly broken new musical ground. Every single one of King Crimson’s musical innovations has been hugely influential…
Sandy Roberton – People Who Changed The Music Industry
Sandy Roberton was one of the music industry’s most significant unsung, behind-the-scenes heroes. During a career that spanned more than sixty years, he changed the lives of many artists, engineers, mixers, and producers, and of music lovers in general. Without…
Roxy Music’s Magnum Opus, “Avalon” – Albums That Changed Music
Roxy Music have been called “the greatest art rock group Britain has produced this side of The Beatles,” and “the most influential British group after The Beatles.” Formed in 1971, Roxy Music reached its musical high point in 1982 with…
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Artists Who Changed Music
For several nights at the end of August, 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble were the support act for Eric Clapton at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin.  Clapton recalled that when he watched…
Bryan Adam’s, Reckless – Albums That Changed Music
Written by Paul Tingen Bryan Adam’s fourth album Reckless is several milestones rolled into one. Released in 1984, it was Bryan Adams’ international breakthrough album. It brought big rock songs with guitars back to the forefront, at a time when…
Artists Who Changed Music: Fela Kuti
Felá Ransome Kútì was a global icon, a Pan-Africanist, and a political activist who spoke up for the poor and oppressed, and one of the most important and influential African musicians of the 20th century.  Kuti was one of the…
The World Of Music Sync Licencing – The Warner Chappell Studios Tour
There are just some studio tours that are too good to be true - this was one of them because its industry is shrouded in mystery! Today, we're behind the doors of Warner Chappell Music. Yes, The brand of Warner…
Songs That Changed Music: Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
“Running Up That Hill,” must have a set a new record for the longest time period between a song’s release, and it reaching the American top 10. The song was originally released in August 1985, as the lead single of…
Songs That Changed Music: Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
Written by Paul Tingen Mr. Blue Sky is inarguably one of the most instantly recognizable songs of all time. It is also the most upbeat song ever released. A cognitive neuroscientist has delivered a scientific foundation for Mr. Blue Sky…
Daniel Lanois: The Interview
Rolling Stone magazine once called Daniel Lanois “the most important record producer to emerge in the eighties.” The vast majority of music lovers will second this, and it can be argued that Lanois was also the most important record producer…
Albums That Changed Music: Breakfast In America by Supertramp
Breakfast in America is one of the most important rock albums of all time. With an estimated 20 million worldwide sales, Supertramp’s sixth album is in the top three of best-selling prog rock albums, only superseded by Pink Floyd’s Dark…
Artists Who Changed Music: Duane Allman
Duane Allman is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists who has ever lived. He can regularly be found in the top 10 of lists of greatest guitarists of all time, sometimes as high as number two, with only…
Artists That Changed Music: Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters is widely regarded as the most important blues artist of the second half of the 20th century. He was not only a prime exponent of the delta blues and the Father of electric and Chicago Blues, but he…
Ry Cooder: An American Genius
Cooder is a master of the slide guitar, both acoustic and the electric. He has integrated many rock elements into his blues- and folk-based playing, and his rhythm playing is as distinct as his soloing. Cooder possesses immaculate feel, timing,…
Artists That Changed Music: Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery is regarded one of the three founding fathers of the jazz guitar, the other two being Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Montgomery changed the world of music with his hitchhiker’s thumb, impossible guitar techniques, and sumptuous musical talent.…
BILLIE HOLIDAY: THE FIRST FULLY MODERN SINGER
How she changed the way singers perform and communicate. Billie Holiday is widely regarded as the greatest jazz singer of all time, and had a huge impact on singers in popular music in general, and jazz in particular. Holiday’s career…