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Elvis

ELVIS PRESLEY – THE WRITERS BEHIND THE KING’S SONGS

Elvis Presley, while an unparalleled interpreter of a song who made many a tune his own, was not much of a songwriter, and received co-composer credits on a mere eleven songs out of the 757 that he recorded (with some of these ...



Captiol

THE BEATLES – Capitol US Albums

Australian and UK Beatles fans (and those in many other countries) grew up with the British EMI releases that have subsequently become the standardised worldwide catalogue for the biggest Rock band of all time. However, in Amer...



Classic-Bands

CLASSIC BANDS #4 – “The Big Three: Beach Boys, Beatles, & Stones”

As previously mentioned in this series, the fifties was an era primarily of solo stars, and as that decade drew to a close, many of these stars had disappeared from view for a variety of reasons. Some conspiracy theorists sugge...



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The Beatles Cover Versions

While The Beatles contained one of the greatest song-writing partnerships of all time in Lennon/McCartney, and ceased to release any cover versions in their lifetime as a band after “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” on the “Help!” alb...



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THE BEATLES – Complete Band Line-ups (1957-1970)

Most people who haven’t been cryogenically frozen for the last fifty years know The Beatles line-up of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, however few know how many musicians came and went through the ranks of the embryonic, pre-f...



Buddy-Holly

CLASSIC BANDS #3 – “Buddy Holly & The Crickets”

1956 – 1958 Buddy Holly – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar Jerry Allison – Drums Joe B. Mauldin – Bass Niki Sullivan – Rhythm Guitar (1956/57) Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holley (the ‘e’ was dropped professionally upon sig...