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10 Things You Might Not Know About Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin was formed in London in 1968 and consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Their heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues on their early albums, has drawn them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. Although the group was initially…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Beatles

The Beatles were formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, The Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Derek and the Dominos

Derek and the Dominos were a blues rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon. All four members had previously played together in Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, during and after Clapton’s brief tenure with Blind Faith.…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Doors

The Doors were formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. Signing with Elektra…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the rise of counterculture of the 1960s. The founding members were Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums). Members of the Grateful Dead had played together in various San…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Montrose

Montrose was a California-based band that originally featured Ronnie Montrose on guitar and future solo artist and Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar. Rounding out the original foursome were bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi. Flip through the gallery for 10 Things You Might Not Know About Montrose! This gallery uses material from the Wikipedia…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Elton John

In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits and for over 30 consecutive years (1970–2000), he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His tribute single, re-penned in…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane was formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s – Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) – as…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Mama’s Pride

After forming in 1972, Mama’s Pride quickly grew a strong following. They signed to Atco Records in 1974, a division of Atlantic Records at that time. They released the self-titled album Mama’s Pride in 1975, which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Arif Mardin. The band’s second album Uptown & Lowdown was released in…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath was formed in Birmingham, England in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with guitarist Iommi being the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed as a…

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