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All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

Editor’s note: Another post from Jim Barton, our resident rock and metal expert. Cue the “Twilight Zone” theme. What could be written about Jimi Hendrix that hasn’t already? Suffice to say that in his hands, the electric guitar became truly electric; his revolutionary playing style turned thousands of heads. Without Hendrix, the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Metallica, AC/DC and boatloads of other metal bands would never have existed. Decades after his death, “Purple … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1960s, Rock

Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin

Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin

Here is another one-hit wonder by an artist you will swear had more chart hits. But “Me and Bobby” McGee” represents Janis Joplin’s only flirtation with the Billboard Top 40. Think about that for a moment; Janis Joplin, a woman who is widely regarded as one of the great all-time rocks singers and a cautionary tale about the perils of alcholism, is a one-hit wonder artist. Just like Lou Reed, The Grateful Dead, Rush, Kraftwerk and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s

Icky Thump – The White Stripes

Icky Thump – The White Stripes

So The White Stripes are history. At least that’s what the news on The White Stripes website says when it reads: The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011, their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live. The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any health issues as both Meg … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2000s

Walk on the Wild Side Lyrics – Lou Reed

Walk on the Wild Side Lyrics – Lou Reed

Click to read how “Walk on the Wild Side” became a one-hit wonder Walk on the Wild Side lyrics Holly came from Miami, F.L.A. Hitch-hiked her way across the USA Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, Hey babe Take a walk on the wild side Hey honey Take a walk on the wild side Candy came from out on the Island In the backroom she was everybody’s darlin’ But she never lost her head Even when she … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock

Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

There is a very short list of influential rock stars who also proudly wear the badge of one-hit wonder. The Grateful Dead and Kraftwerk are in this illustrious crew. Each of them sold millions of records and/or influenced thousands of young musicians to start their own bands. But they only hit the Billboard Top 40 once. Add Lou Reed to this illustrious list. Reed, who is best known for founding The Velvet Underground, hit the Top … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Rock