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10 Things You Might Not Know About Bruce Springsteen

Nicknamed “The Boss,” Bruce Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, distinctive voice, and working class and sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey. His stage performances are  lengthy and energetic, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade, running over three hours in length. His most successful studio…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Rush

Rush was formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee; guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson; and drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through several re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving its current lineup…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Peter Frampton

Peter Kenneth Frampton, an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist, was born April 22, 1950. Previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd, Frampton’s international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive! The album sold more than 8 million copies in 1976 in the U.S. alone and spawned several hits.…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Sammy Hagar

From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the front man of Van Halen, Sammy Hagar has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Right Now,” and “Why Can’t This…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Deep Purple

Deep Purple was formed in Hertford, England in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd was formed in London in 1965 by students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. They gained popularity performing in London’s underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett’s leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). David Gilmour…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Rolling Stones (1960s)

The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the U.S. in 1964-65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Critic Sean Egan states that within a year of…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Queen

Queen was formed in London in 1970 and originally consisted of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. Before joining Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had been playing together in a band named Smile with bassist Tim Staffell. After Staffell’s departure in 1970, Mercury joined the band and John Deacon was recruited…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Who

The classic Who line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide. Their first single, “I Can’t Explain,” reached the U.K. top ten, followed by a string…

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