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The (re)birth of soul
This has been an interesting week for the world in general — and for soul music in particular. While Ray Charles' "Hit the road Jack" was being sung across the globe a few days ago, today marks the 90th birthday of fellow soul legend Sam Cooke...
22 January 2021
Moroder by Giorgio
While Daft Punk recently released new tracks for the Tron deluxe soundtrack, their last album dates back to 2013, including the now famous track "Giorgio by Moroder"...
15 January 2021
Bowie, Pop and the Hoople
Today would have been the great David Bowie's 74th birthday. While a group of stellar musicians are slated to perform at a special tribute show this evening, let us remember the man in a slightly different way: through Iggy Pop's recollections of his collaborations with Mott the Hoople...
8 January 2021
We will survive
Yesterday, on Times Square, legendary singer Gloria Gaynor sang her cult classic "I will survive" to celebrate the resilience many of us had to demonstrate this year — and into the next. Not the first time the song is associated with that...
1 January 2021
All I want for Christmas is Mariah
For over a century, "Jingle bells" has been associated with Christmas. For over 25 years, "All I want for Christmas is you" has trumped that. Here's how...
25 December 2020
Rapper's delight for the most part
The song "Rapper's delight" is often considered to be the first hip hop hit track in history. While it has achieved legendary status over the decades, its background is far less known, and for more storied than most would assume...
17 December 2020
The language of love?
In 1972, what looked like a US-type pop spoof took over the Italian airwaves. Now, it has not only achieved cult status, but it also became more relevant as time went on...
7 December 2020
"(I can't get no) Satisfaction" is one of the most famous songs — ever. It propelled the Rolling Stones into super-stardom, usually portrayed as the grittier alternative to the Beatles' ethereal sounds... And it was all an accident.
26 November 2020
The King of Rock 'n Soul
Solomon Burke was both a major recording artist — and a unique character. Although he passed away a decade ago, his storied life is still great fodder for music trivia geeks like us. Like that time at the Apollo...
12 November 2020