Billboard #1 Hits: #314: “The Joker”- Steve Miller Band. January 14, 1974. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “The Joker”- Steve Miller Band Record Company- Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Eddie Curtis, Steve Miller and Ahmet Ertegun Time: 3:35 B-side: “Something To Believe In” Album- The Joker Grade: C Peaked at #1 […]BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #314: “THE JOKER”- STEVE MILLER BAND – JANUARY 12, 1974 — slicethelife
A review of U2’s classic album release of 1987 – The Joshua Tree.U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987) — The Ultimate Music Library
A review of the best album by Progressive Rock group Deep Purple – Machine Head.Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972) — The Ultimate Music Library
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706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee- the home of Sun Studio- considered by many to be the birthplace of Rock “N” Roll. Sam Phillips-[pictured above} founded Sun Studio and Sun Records in the early 1950’s. At first he recorded the blues artists such as B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf got their start at Sun- but then […]THE BIRTHPLACE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL- SUN STUDIO-SUN RECORDS- MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE// SUN SOUNDS-“ROCKET 88”- JACKIE BRENSTON AND HIS DELTA CATS — slicethelife
This was a change of direction for Yes, and the last great album by the classic group lineup. Rick Wakeman had returned to the band after being gone …Going for the One (1977)
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In 1981 I remember hearing Destroyer on the radio and was confused…Wait…is this a new version of All Day and All of the Night? I wanted that song so I bought the album. Give The People What They Want combines different styles. Punk, Rock, and a little New Wave was thrown in on a few […]2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife
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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #433: “Lola”- The Kinks. August 29, 1970. Single:”Lola”- The Kinks Record Company- Reprise Genre: Rock Written by Ray Davies Time: 4:06 B-side:” Mindless Child Of Motherhood” Album-Lola versus The Powerman and the Moneygoround Part 1. Grade: A+ Peaked at #9 14 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. The Kinks- a […]EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #433: ” LOLA”- THE KINKS — slicethelife
Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck, one of the great collaborators in music history, has once-again found an unexpected co-conspirator… … 28 more wordsJeff Beck and Johnny Depp “Isolation” John Lennon cover — AMERICA ON COFFEE
These are my own considered three qualifications/prerequisites for this position, in British rock‘s top 5 front men:
- Stage presence, charisma, probably the key factor – is his character larger than life?
- Looks – the ability to turn all the heads in whatever way.
- Musical talent – can he contribute by playing an instrument as well sing?
These are my rules, so the guy has to be in a band, not a solo artist only. I shall state these in reverse, though ask me on any other day and I might have a different order.
5. Dave Coverdale lead singer of Deep Purple and Whitesnake. An archetypal front man with a great soulful voice, plus a great rapport with his audience.
4. Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who. Fantastic stage presence and looks with a powerful voice.
3. Robert Plant lead singer and a songwriter of Led Zeppelin. Powerful bluesy voice and front man with iconic looks.
2. Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Perhaps the original front man of British rock, commanding the stage with his unique antics. If longevity was the only proviso he’d be No. 1.
- Freddy Mercury, lead singer, keyboard player and a songwriter with Queen. Maybe not have been as classically good looking as the rest, but was simply peerless with his imperious stage presence, powerful and distinctive voice, sheer musical ability, as well as contributing on keyboards on stage – whilst retaining that great rapport with the fans.
Once again, these are only my opinions. There great names I have left out.