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George Michael made a triumphant solo debut with Faith in 1987. Image from Columbia Records and Epic Records.

On This Day: George Michael explores love and spirituality with “Faith”

Natalie Hanson // October 30, 2018

By 1986, George Michael had grown weary with the "teenybopper" image of his group, Wham!, and decided to go solo. He began writing and recording his own material. This would lead to his first solo album...

Prince began to take over pop in 1982 with 1999 with his electro-funk style and sexy image. Image from Warner Bros.

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

Natalie Hanson // October 27, 2018

Prince left his mark on pop and won international fame with this album in 1982. Influencing '80s pop with its electrofunk sound, this album drips with style and sex appeal and could leave you wishing it...

By 1970, Led Zeppelin was redefining rock and roll. Led Zeppelin II was their second in a string of masterpiece albums. Image from Atlantic Records.

On This Day: “Led Zeppelin II” proves lightning can strike twice

Natalie Hanson // October 23, 2018

"Led Zeppelin II" was released 49 years ago, on Oct. 22 in 1969, and it still can rock the pants off of most rock bands to this day. In the '70s, nobody could touch Led Zeppelin once they took off. After...

The cover artwork of Elton Johns seventh album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Image from MCA.

On This Day: ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is the Elton John we know and love

Natalie Hanson // October 6, 2018

Editor's Note: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was released on Oct. 5, 1973, not Oct. 6. On Tuesday, Sir Elton John will begin his worldwide tour, "Farewell Yellow Brick Road." It seems only fitting, then,...

The album artwork of Ghost in the Machine by The Police. Image courtesy of A&M.

On This Day: The Police’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ redefines reggae rock

Natalie Hanson // October 2, 2018

For a multi-platinum band like the Police, "Ghost in the Machine," released on Oct. 2 in 1981, represented a big moment for them and for '80s New Wave and reggae rock in general. A band with an undeniable...

Songs in the Key of Life was released on Sept. 28 in 1976 and is one of Stevie Wonders best-known albums. Image courtesy of Motown Records.

On This Day: “Songs in the Key of Life” a milestone for Stevie Wonder, soul music

Natalie Hanson // September 28, 2018

Stevie Wonder is probably best known for his album "Songs in the Key of Life," which was released on Sept. 28, 1976. Both a phenomenon of 1970s soul and a big moment for pop and concept albums in general,...

The cover of the album, Abbey Road by The Beatles. Image courtesy of Apple Records.

On This Day – “Abbey Road” a defining finale for The Beatles’ legacy

Natalie Hanson // September 26, 2018

We know the cover, and we still know some of the songs. Yet it seems incredible that the iconic "Abbey Road," by The Beatles, is 49 years old today. It may seem impossible now, but the album received...

Paranoid released on September 18 in 1970, made Black Sabbath an icon in the metal genre. Image courtesy of Amazon.

On This Day – “Paranoid” makes Black Sabbath a metal icon

Natalie Hanson // September 18, 2018

Rock and metal may seem all but absent from mainstream music these days, but their influence remains everywhere. Metal, in particular, owes its rise and transformation to a few key bands - one of which...

The album artwork for the album Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks. Image courtesy of Amazon.

On This Day: The Kinks’ “Something Else By The Kinks” released in 1967

Natalie Hanson // September 15, 2018

The summer of 1967 is legendary in the history of music's development. The several short months in that "Summer of Love" defined the sound of a generation, as from that year's incredible journey through...

The album cover artwork for Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. Image courtesy of Abbey Road Studios London.

On This Day- Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ released in 1975

Natalie Hanson // September 12, 2018

On September 12 in 1975, Pink Floyd released its seventh album, "Wish You Were Here." After already reaching worldwide fame for the milestone album, "Dark Side of the Moon," this album became another classic...

Peter, Paul and Mary was formed in New York City during 1961.Photo from official Facebook page.

‘Puff, the Magic Dragon’: Classic song celebrates anniversary

Michael Arias // March 16, 2016

Mostly known for being a childhood tune, "Puff, the Magic Dragon," by American folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, was played publicly for the first time on this day in 1963.About a child's youth and his...

The album cover features a futuristic feel.
Photo from official Facebook page

Pink Floyd album celebrates anniversary

Michael Arias // March 10, 2016

Pink Floyd's, "Dark Side Of The Moon," has officially turned 43 years old today. Released in the United States in 1973, "Dark Side Of The Moon" is Floyd's most popular album and arguably one of the most...

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