Ringo’s Best

Usually it’s about John and Paul, sometimes George. When we think about The Beatles though, we don’t consider Ringo Starr nearly enough. Sitting back there with his sad eyes, banging away on the drums all alone, we never paid him much attention. We are usually enthralled with the joy of watching Paul McCartney sing, orContinue reading “Ringo’s Best”

7 Perfect Songs for This Halloween

We all think about it. We all wonder what happens before, during and after. Death brings many questions. The history of rock and roll is peppered with songs about people dying, told from the perspective of someone who has already died, or most sadly, sung by an artist who has unexpectedly died or knows deathContinue reading “7 Perfect Songs for This Halloween”

Rock and Roll Easter Eggs

Wikipedia defines an Easter egg as a “hidden message, or a secret feature.” In software, it could be a simple game that appears when a certain keyboard combination is used, or on a DVD, hidden features are revealed when a menu image is selected. Rock and roll is filled with wonderful Easter eggs. An EasterContinue reading “Rock and Roll Easter Eggs”

9 Great Rock, Jazz and Soul samples in Rap Music

“Said a hip hop,Hippie to the hippie, the hip, hip a hop,and you don’t stop, a rock it out.” Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang was released in 1980, and was the first rap song I ever heard. I was 14 years old, and growing up a white, Jewish kid in the suburbs of Chicago,Continue reading “9 Great Rock, Jazz and Soul samples in Rap Music”