On January 16, 1988, Tina Turner performed for approximately 188,000 fans at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—and made history.
Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley occasionally impersonated each other in concerts—here’s the proof.
With their fifth and final album, 1983’s 'Synchronicity,' The Police were on the verge of something big.
The composer suffered from hearing loss and a number of mysterious ailments before his death at age 56. His hair is providing some answers.
Burlington, Vermont’s Higher Ground has a long history of producing iconic concert posters in collaboration with local arts organizations.
The debate about banning “Baby It’s Cold Outside” rages on, but it’s not the only problematic Christmas carol to land on the do-not-play list.
"Carol of the Bells" was adapted from the Ukrainian composition “Shchedryk,” a New Year’s ballad that doubled as a cry for independence in the aftermath of World War I.
When he was an 18-year-old sophomore at Williams College, Stephen Sondheim satirized college life with a musical about a fraternity that tries to swap out philanthropy for more parties.
Equal parts happy accident and technological triumph, “Blue Monday” is a supremely weird and brilliant song that continues to pack dance floors and transfix listeners 40 years after its original release.
Rednex's fiddle-fueled '90s hit “Cotton Eye Joe” was a reworking of an old American folk song that do-si-doed all the way to No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The museum will feature a bar, wedding chapel, and tattoo parlor.
Before their final concert, The Beatles splattered a tablecloth with food and marked it up with doodles. Today the item is worth at least $15,000.
“I want everybody to make some noise for James Madison’s crystal flute, y’all!” —Lizzo, international pop star and classical flautist.
Bands like Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam helped bring grunge to the mainstream in the ‘90s and defined the era.
From Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a live bat during a show to Keith Richards nearly burning down the Playboy Mansion, these tour stories are some of the most notorious in rock music history.
In the '80s, the destruction of two walls changed the course of human events. One was the Berlin Wall, which came down on November 9, 1989. The other was the wall separating Aerosmith from Run-DMC in the 1986 music video for "Walk This Way."
Where did the gothic garnish that became a trademark of rock bands like Mötley Crüe and Blue Öyster Cult get started?
In the late ’90s, young people across America fell hard for swing, a musical genre that hadn’t been popular since before their parents were born.
Debbie Harry became a rock icon as the lead singer and co-founder of the band Blondie, but here are some things you might not know about this natural redhead.
When ABBA took an indefinite hiatus in 1982, they couldn’t have predicted the goodwill they’d garner over the next several decades.
After helping to invent the supremely chill, lightly funky sound known as “yacht rock” in the ’70s, Kenny Loggins went full speed into the ’80s and took the highway to the danger zone of movie soundtracks.
The Nirvana frontman didn’t just play the blue Fender Mustang in the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video—it was also his favorite kind of guitar.