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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20 million worldwide sales, Supertramp’s sixth album is in the top three of best-selling prog rock albums, only superseded by Pink Floyd’s Dark…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…