Category: music

The Schubertiades

The life of early composers is not much different from today’s wild rockers. Franz Schubert’s  lifestyle and sexual adventures resulted in syphilis […]

04/07/2011. Category: music. Tags:

Industrial music and rap have same roots

In the 1970s a friend of the band Throbbing Gristle described their sound as “Industrial Music for Industrial People” – the group […]

07/28/2010. Category: music. Tags:

U2 originally known as Feedback

In 1975, at age 14, Larry Mullen Jr posted a notice at his school in Dublin, Ireland, which said that he wanted […]

06/24/2010. Category: music. Tags:

World’s first successful freelance musician

Ludwig von Beethoven is known as the man who freed music and is the first composer who never had an official court […]

04/30/2010. Category: music. Tags:

Songs that were once banned

Dean Martin’s “Wham bam, thank you Ma’am” was banned in 1951. Bob Dylan’s 1976 album Hard Rain was banned in many countries […]

03/10/2010. Category: music. Tags: ,

Guitarists electrocuted by their guitars

The band of the Titanic weren’t the only ones to die playing. Many guitarists have been electrocuted by faulty wires. In 1972, […]

03/03/2010. Category: music. Tags: ,

REO Speedwagon is named after a flatbed truck

Ransom Eli Olds built a three-wheeled carriage in 1887 and a petrol (gasoline) car in 1896. In 1899, he founded the Olds […]

02/25/2010. Category: music. Tags: , ,

The Grammy awards – a brief history

In 1958, a group of record executives, alarmed by the explosive success of rock ‘n’ roll – and the threat rock posed […]

02/06/2010. Category: music. Tags:

Prince and symbols used by artists

Long before Prince became the artist known by a symbol, English poets signed their work with a symbol. In fact, only two […]

02/06/2010. Category: music. Tags:

The Beatles – Hey Jude and Lucy

The Beatles song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” does not stand for “LSD.” The title actually comes from John Lennon’s son […]

02/06/2010. Category: music. Tags:

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