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Thumbnail image by Rahul Yadav from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  It was more—much more—than just another rock ‘n’ roll hit.   While “Black and White” became the third...
Thumbnail image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay By Kathy A. Megyeri  Recently, Virginia’s 10th District Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton sponsored legislation and President Joe Biden signed it into law that the post...
Thumbnail image by Charlotte Harris from Pixabay By Nick Thomas Producing a book showcasing her favorite band was a dream come true for life-long Beatles fan Laurie Jacobson. A celebrated author...
Thumbnail image by Pexels from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  By the early 1970s, Motown’s teenage brother music group the Jackson 5 was regularly burning up the Billboard singles and album...
Thumbnail image by Marisa Sias from Pixabay By Kathy A. Megyeri  When Johnny Cash performed on New Year’s Day, 1959, at San Quentin, the notorious California state prison, a 22-year-old, Merle...
Thumbnail image by Anselmo Pedraz from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  The Beatles had 20. Elvis Presley had 18. Michael Jackson—with and without his singing brethren—had 17. Had what? The answer...
Thumbnail image by Tibor Janosi Mozes from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  The first time the world heard of Brooklyn-born musician Robert John was in 1958 when he was 12 years...
Thumbnail image by PublicDomainArchive from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  At a London party in 1760, a Belgian violinist made a surprise entrance on a new invention called “roller skates” as he played his music. In doing so, he smashed into a mirror worth a...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  Remember Cat Stevens? He came to prominence here in the early Seventies as a singer-songwriter responsible for such ethereal musical ballads as “Peace Train,” “Wild World,” “Moon Shadow” and “Morning Has Broken.” He was equally popular in...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  Thomas “Snuff” Garrett was a Dallas high school dropout who became a Lubbock, Texas, disc jockey at age 17 and befriended local music star Buddy Holly....
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