55 Years Ago: The Beatles Sign Their First Contract With Brian Epstein
By late 1961, the Beatles were one of the most popular bands in Liverpool, but were desperate to find a representative who would secure them a recording contract.
An Insider’s Guide to Sotheby’s ‘Rock and Roll Anthology’ Auction: Exclusive Interview
On Dec. 10, Sotheby's will bring to the auction block some of the most historically important artifacts of rock history.
The Story of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s First Studio Session
On Oct. 23, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience went into a London recording studio for the first time and came out with "Hey Joe."
50 Years Ago: Cream Play Live for the First Time
Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton appeared for the first time as Cream on July 29, 1966 at a Manchester nightclub.
50 Years Ago: John Lennon’s ‘More Popular Than Jesus’ Quote Sparks Protests
There was little immediate reaction when John Lennon's comment first appeared in the U.K. Then, an American teen magazine republished the quote on July 31, 1966 – and outrage followed.
50 Years Ago: ‘I Fought the Law’ Singer Bobby Fuller Dies Mysteriously
Bobby Fuller was found dead of asphyxiation in the front seat of his mother's car on July 18, 1966.
45 Years Ago: Legendary Concert Venue the Fillmore East Closes
Bill Graham's famous New York club closed after a marathon show on June, 27, 1971.
The Day the Beatles Played Their Final TV Show
In the mid-'60s, the BBC's Top of the Pops was destination viewing for British rock fans.
That Time the Beatles’ Solo Singles All Hit the Charts
For two weeks in 1971, the Billboard Hot 100 had a sort-of Beatles reunion.
‘It Was Raw': The Story of the Troggs’ ‘Wild Thing’
The visceral power of the Troggs' "Wild Thing" drove the song to No. 1 a few months after its release 50 years ago in April 1966.