There have been a countless number of girl groups throughout history, but there have been a select few who made such an undeniable impact on mainstream rock and pop like these ladies. Breaking gender barriers, they influenced countless other groups that followed and inspired a legion of young women ... More >>
Robin Gibb's musical genius stood out in a crowded field of competitors. It was about taking existing musical ingredients and creating a sound that was entirely new. Gibb, the Bee Gees co-founder who lost his long battle with cancer on Sunday at the age of 62, had a key role in defining the music, a ... More >>
Donna Summer died this morning in Florida after succumbing to lung and breast cancer. Born on New Year's Eve 1948, LaDonna Adrian Gaines was a trained traditional gospel singer who grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. As Donna Summer, she went on to change the landscape of dance music w ... More >>
Damn you, Astley!In the modern age of the iPod, any shoe store, cowboy bar, hair salon or (in this particular case) pho restaurant can do business to any soundtrack it chooses. When I worked at KB Toys in the 90s, we were sent a monthly cassette to play in the store -- except the tape player ... More >>
Roderick Elias and the DNA on Kristen Kay Swanson were a match.Another day, another cold case belatedly moved forward by DNA. Yesterday, we told you about Kevin LeWayne McKinney, who's been charged in the 1998 murder of Diane Caldwell. Today, it's Roderick Elias, formally accused of murderin ... More >>
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The talented tongue of Atmosphere goes to work.
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VHS or Beta inspires communal dance ecstasy and has a good beat. But don't call it disco.
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Twenty-five years later, Sweden's still getting its revenge.
A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.
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