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
A review of The Rolling Stones album release in 1967 – Between The Buttons.The Rolling Stones – Between The Buttons (UK Version) (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library
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.
Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #407:” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band. August 15, 1970. Single: ” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band Record Company- Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Steve Miller and Ben Sidran Time: 2:08 B-side:” Never Kill Another Man” Album-Number 5 Grade: B Peaked at #69 6 weeks in […]EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #407: “GOING TO THE COUNTRY”- STEVE MILLER BAND — slicethelife
Ranking Bob Dylan’s 39 studio albums- #34- Bob Dylan’s 20th studio album release- Saved [1980} 2 1/2 stars. Bob Dylan’s nearly sixty year career has at times been highly controversial- his going electric in the mid-60s and turning his back on the folk movement immediately comes to mind. But the most controversial- to this day […]RANKING BOB DYLAN’S 39 STUDIO ALBUMS- #34: SAVED [1980} — slicethelife
A review of the cult classic by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band recorded in 1967 – Safe As Milk.Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe As Milk (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library