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American Bandstand

Legendary dance show highlights 4 decades of music “American Bandstand” began simply as “Bandstand” on WFIL-TV in Philadelphia in 1952 and ran through 1989. Hosted by local radio personality Bob Horn, the show began with New York native Dick Clark playing records for the audience. In 1956, Clark took over as host and it remained [...]

American Bandstand2019-09-27T01:49:15+00:00

“Purple Rain” – An American Classic

“Purple Rain” is an American rock movie released originally in 1984 and was directed by Albert Magnoli. The movie showcases the acting and music of American legend Prince. With a budget of $7.2 million, the movie grossed $68 million in the United States and $80 million worldwide. It won an Oscar for “Best Original Music [...]

“Purple Rain” – An American Classic2019-07-25T23:10:36+00:00

How Madonna Became “the Queen of Pop”

Madonna, the undisputed Queen of Pop, was born Madonna Louise Ciccone August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. She became an international icon in the ’80s with her hit songs, style trends and controversial music videos. Known for pushing boundaries and reinventing her music and image, she was considered a controversial figure in the ’80s. [...]

How Madonna Became “the Queen of Pop”2019-07-25T23:00:47+00:00

Great American Songstress: Roberta Flack

When people think of famous female singers from the ’70s, most think of Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor, but there’s another artist who is sometimes forgotten but needs her due. Roberta Flack had three hits songs and was a platinum-selling artist in the ’70s, and her influence is still powerful today. Early Career Roberta Flack [...]

Great American Songstress: Roberta Flack2019-07-11T03:02:32+00:00

Do You Remember? VH1’s “Behind the Music” On January 1, 1985, MTV’s parent corporation launched a new music video network aimed at building upon what the original music channel had created, but it focused on a slightly older demographic. When VH1 first came into existence, it was all about music videos and music shows. Favorites [...]

2019-04-28T23:03:17+00:00

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 3 of 3)

Let's Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 3 of 3) The 80s were rad, but let’s dive right back into our Women In Rock series. Time to see what the ladies of the 90s were up to, and how their music evolved. The ladies kept it lively with drama, insanity and a [...]

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 3 of 3)2019-04-09T01:40:59+00:00

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (pt 2 of 3)

Let's Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 2 of 3) Move over boys… let’s hear it for the girls. It’s time to dive back into our totally awesome rocker chicks! These women truly helped change music from its formats in the late 60s into the many new genres of modern music in [...]

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (pt 2 of 3)2019-04-02T16:13:35+00:00