Book of the week: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland. In this new autobiography, brothers Eddie and Brian Holland share their story for the first time. The creative force behind Motown Records in the mid-Sixties, a writing credit from Holland Dozier Holland was virtually a guarantee of chart success – they were the songwriting and production dream […]

28th June 2016, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's longtime guitarist died at his home in Nashville, aged 84. Moore had been in poor health in recent months. He formed the Starlite Wrangers with bassist Bill Black and in 1954, Sun Records impresario Sam Phillips paired Moore with a teenaged Elvis Presley. Together, along with Black, they […]

9th April 1997, Songwriter Mae Boren Axton died aged 82 after drowning in her bath at her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee after an apparent heart attack. Known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville' she wrote over 200 songs including a co-writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit 'Heartbreak Hotel'. She was the mother of country […]

The raunchy Paul Rodgers ballad that became an aphrodisiac anthem for his 70s supergroup Bad Company… The Story Behind The Songs: Feel Like Makin’ Love by Bad Company Link to original article here

How Bob Daisley gathered rock’s great and good together to record Moore Blues For Gary… The story behind this year’s all-star tribute to Gary Moore album Link to original article here

“You go on the road, you strap on a bunch of girls. My wife grumbles every now and then but hey, she’s my wife!” – Frank Zappa The true story of Frank Zappa In The 70s Link to original article here

Eagles’ Hotel California single cemented them as rock’n’roll superstars the world over – here’s the inside story of how it was made… The real story behind Hotel California by Eagles Link to original article here

When Cheap Trick tried to ‘out-pop’ Abba with a track on their second album, it went on to become a surprise hit and the band’s defining moment… The Story Behind The Song: I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick Link to original article here

They started the Summer Of Love a pop phenomenon and ended it in whirlwind of booze, LSD and out-of-control hedonism. Yet in between, The Doors still managed to make their unsung masterpiece… The Doors: the story of Strange Days and the madness of Jim Morrison Link to original article here

Today’s story comes from Alexander Davies, who asks, “what’s the oldest record you own?” Thanks Alexander! Link to original article here

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