20 Years Ago: Elton John Records ‘Candle in the Wind 1997′ After Princess Diana’s Funeral
Elton John, who had been a friend of Princess Diana, was asked by the Royal Family to sing at her funeral.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Sign Their First Contract With Brian Epstein
By late 1961, the Beatles were one of the most popular bands in Liverpool, but were desperate to find a representative who would secure them a recording contract.
An Insider’s Guide to Sotheby’s ‘Rock and Roll Anthology’ Auction: Exclusive Interview
On Dec. 10, Sotheby's will bring to the auction block some of the most historically important artifacts of rock history.
50 Years Ago: The Monkees Release Their Debut Album
The Monkees released their eponymous first album on Oct. 10, 1966, about a month after the premiere of The Monkees TV show.
The Story Behind the Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’
The Beatles' Revolver, one of the earliest albums of the psychedelic era, debuted in the U.K. on Aug. 5, 1966; its U.S. release came three days later.
50 Years Ago: John Lennon’s ‘More Popular Than Jesus’ Quote Sparks Protests
There was little immediate reaction when John Lennon's comment first appeared in the U.K. Then, an American teen magazine republished the quote on July 31, 1966 – and outrage followed.
Revisiting Bob Dylan’s First Major Show
Soon after Bob Dylan arrived in New York City in January 1961, the young folk singer performed for loose change at Greenwich Village "basket houses" like the Café Wha? and the Gaslight Café.
The Day the Beatles Kicked Off the ‘Revolver’ Sessions With ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
The Beatles began the 'Revolver' sessions on April 6, 1966 by starting work on the song that became "Tomorrow Never Knows."
When the Beatles Started a 3-Month Residency at Hamburg’s Top Ten Club
The gig was grueling: It's been estimated that the Beatles spent 503 hours on stage for 92 nights straight.
How Four Combustible Stars Aligned for Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s ‘Deja Vu’
The addition of Neil Young to the Crosby Stills & Nash supergroup in 1969 created great expectations for 'Déjà Vu' – and the band’s second album didn't disappoint.
Revisiting Simon and Garfunkel’s Breakthrough, ‘The Sounds of Silence’
Today, their acclaim is universal, but in 1964 Simon & Garfunkel’s debut LP ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.’ flopped. S
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Launch the ‘Goodbye Britain’ Tour
By 1971, the Rolling Stones had sold millions of records – but were almost broke.