Tag: The Doors

Fifty years after L.A. Woman, where do The Doors rate on the list of the greatest American bands?

1971. Fifty years ago. For the legendary rock band Thee Doors, it was a year of success and tragedy. Their sixth studio album, L.A. Woman, was released in April.It certified as double platinum in the United States. It sold more than four million copies worldwide. L.A. Woman was their biggest selling album since their self-titled... Read more »

The marriage of pop music and television: The Ed Sullivan Show

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In 1955, Bill Haley became the first rock artist to perform on the Sullivan show. His "Rock Around The Clock" started the Sullivan show music phenomenon that went on for more than a decade.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications has an exhibit which looks at the connection between rock music and television. Both industries used each other to drive up tv ratings as well as sales of records and concert tickets. This is a two part series that looks at some of the most historic moment in the worlds... Read more »

Three musical groups I'll try to learn to like during the coronavirus quarantine: Journey, Van Halen and the Dave Mathews Band

Three musical groups I'll try to learn to like during the coronavirus quarantine: Journey, Van Halen and the Dave Mathews Band
Thursday afternoon I’m getting ready to take an afternoon nap. It’s a daily activity while we are under quarantine conditions. Okay…I’m not fooling anyone…it’s a daily activity under normal conditions. I got under the covers and decided to have some background music. I  found a classic rock station and started my rest period. There was... Read more »
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