Way Back 2019

Is Bobby (Boris) Pickett
Really the Only "Halloween Artist" Achieving
Noteworthy Music Sales?

The Billboard singles charts are more chaotic than ever, as the magazine struggles to find a functional formula for combining airplay, sales and streaming data; until that happens, chart entires will continue making big upward and downward jumps, with songs moving on, off and back on. In trying to make sense of it all, many non-robotic users are baffled. But Billboard apparently has a better handle ... MORE ››

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Otis Redding

Otis Redding came out of Georgia to light the soul music world on fire, ultimately reaching the Top 100 Music Artists of the '50s and '60s! See the full list... MORE ››

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THE ANIMALS

The Animals

The members of late-1950s British band The Alan Price Combo had but one interest: playing North American blues and R&B. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne in Northern England, keyboard player Price and company indulged in their primary musical passion for several years. When likeminded singer Eric Burdon joined around 1962, there were no plans to switch and at first they didn't. But changing times converged with creative impulses and eventually brought about a new direction. Giorgio Gomelsky's involvement marked the first pivotal moment in the band's evolution when he became their manager and booked them for a lengthy stay in 1964 at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey, placing the young upstarts closer to London ... MORE ››



Vinyl Attack Zager and Evans

In the Year 2525
by
Zager and Evans

It seems every few years someone comes up with a bleak futuristic scenario or an end-of-the-world death wish and it gets widespread exposure, be it Y2K, an apocalytic prediction derived from some ancient calendar or a storyline taken from a celebrated sci-fi flick. In the late '60s, a couple of guys from Nebraska popularized a song that told of a ... MORE ››