When Elton John Remade ‘Candle in the Wind’ for Princess Diana
He said that the performance of "Candle in the Wind 1997" at her funeral would be the last.
When the Beatles Signed Their First Contract With Brian Epstein
They were one of the most popular bands in Liverpool, but still desperate to find a manager.
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.
How John Lennon’s ‘More Popular Than Jesus’ Quote Led to Protests
There was little immediate reaction when his comment first appeared in the U.K.
When Bob Dylan Played His First Major Show
He started out performing for loose change at Greenwich Village "basket houses" like the Café Wha? and the Gaslight Café.
When the Beatles Began ‘Revolver’ Sessions With ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
The title – inspired by one of Ringo Starr's malapropisms – never appears in the song.
When the Beatles Started a Residency at Hamburg’s Top Ten Club
The gig was grueling: It's been estimated that they 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 in 1969 created great expectations – and their second album didn't disappoint.
How Simon and Garfunkel Broke Through With ‘The Sounds of Silence’
Their acclaim is now universal, but things were very different back in 1964.
When the Rolling Stones Launched the ‘Goodbye Britain’ Tour
By 1971, the Rolling Stones had sold millions of records – but were almost broke.