Tag: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Woman Problem

This is the first in a series of articles about the various problems the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has with its nomination and election...

Curtis Mayfield

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Soul Serenade: Curtis Mayfield — Keep On Keeping On

Curtis Mayfield was 14 years old when he joined the group that would become the Impressions. He was born in Chicago in 1942 and by the time...

Lloyd Price

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Soul Serenade: Lloyd Price, “Personality”

In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd...

Richard Berry

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Soul Serenade: Richard Berry & the Pharaohs, “Louie Louie”

Richard Berry wrote and recorded the original version of rock's most legendary song...

Allen Toussaint

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Soul Serenade: Allen Toussaint, “What Do You Want The Girl To Do?”

The world lost a musical giant when Allen Toussaint died this week...

Etta James

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Soul Serenade: Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”

"I'd Rather Go Blind" was a B-side that practically defined the R&B genre...

BB King

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Soul Serenade: B.B. King, ‘Worried Life”

All of the Kings of the blues guitar are gone now. We lost Freddie King back in 1976, and then Albert King in 1992. The most renowned...

percy sledge

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Soul Serenade: Percy Sledge, “It Tears Me Up”

Ken Shane pays tribute to Percy Sledge, the great Southern soul singer who we lost this week...

The Isley Brothers

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Soul Serenade: The Isley Brothers, “That Lady”

"That Lady" was a crowning moment in a legendary career...

Soul Serenade - Al Green Train

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Soul Serenade: Al Greene & The Soul Mates, “Back Up Train”

Al Green's hit train left the station in '67...

Soul Serenade - Shirelles Tonight's the Night

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Soul Serenade: The Shirelles, “Tonight’s The Night”

Tonight's the Night was a small hit at the beginning of a Hall of Fame career...

Music

Kiss-Off: The Incredible Self-Delusion of Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons Has Reached Its Zenith

Proving once and for all that they care about the fans, Kiss has decided not to play with their most popular lineup at the Rock and Roll...

Wilson Pickett

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Soul Serenade: Wilson Pickett, “Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do)”

Wilson Pickett had a storied career with Atlantic Records in the '60s....

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Ruth Brown, “5-10-15 Hours”

This week the pre-Beatles spotlight shines on Atlantic's Queen of R&B, the one and only Ruth Brown....

The Flamingos (1959)

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes for You”

In the spring of 1959, the Flamingos achieved immortality with one of the most beautiful pop songs ever released....

Rush (2012)

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The 15 Best Rush Songs Since the 1990s

Now that Rush is at long last in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's as good a time as any to look at their best material... from the '90s...

Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Broken Axl

Axl Rose sent a (no) thank you card to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Popdose staff couldn't help but analyze it....

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DVD Reviews, Film, Music

DVD Review: Chickenfoot, “Get Your Buzz On Live”

Chickenfoot.  When word of the band name of Sammy Hagar’s new “supergroup” leaked out, half the internet responded by...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live”

There seem to be two camps of people when it comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: those who feel that rock and roll deserves a...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Paul Shaffer

More than just the guy who plays keyboards for David Letterman, Paul Shaffer is really one of the more underrated musical icons of the last...

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The Popdose Interview: Marshall Crenshaw

It’s been a busy time lately for Marshall Crenshaw: He released his 10th studio album, Jaggedland, last month; it’s his first...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theatre, L.A., 4/11/09

Leonard Cohen has been referencing his own mortality in his lyrics for decades now, and on his current world tour the first such hint...

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Music

Hall of Fame Week: Todd Rundgren

“All the lies, all the truth, all the things that I offer you / All the sights, all the sounds, all the times that you turned me down...

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Music

Hall of Fame Week: Pat Benatar and Peter Gabriel

I’m a fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and feel that it’s important in preserving the history of the art form and...