Where Were These Rock & Roll Pioneers during the Height of the ’50s Nostalgia Craze?

Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Phil Everly all had major label releases in 1979.

Progressive Rock Meets Indiana Jones: Roger Dean Artwork and Asia’s ‘Don’t Cry’

The video is one of the few examples of a Roger Dean fantasyscape making the leap to the small screen.

Otis! My Man!

The singer from the most famous toga party in moviedom was alive and well in the eighties. Sort of.

My Mr. T Mystery

How did the former bodyguard and Rocky III and A-Team star end up on stage with the Beach Boys?

The ’80s Rock & Roll Revival and How the Traveling Wilburys Took It to the Mainstream

Read about the Reagan-era successes of Carl Perkins, the Everly Brothers and so many more.

When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth … Again: Prog Rock in the ’80s

From Abacab to A Momentary Lapse of Reason, erstwhile prog artists were everywhere during the decade.

Drugs, Dictators and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I thought I had moved on from my Ninja Turtles obsession. But then this happened.

Cowabunga! When the Ninja Turtles and a Rapping Bart Simpson Stormed the Pop Charts

The cartoon stars led the early nineties tot-rock trend.

Of Kloo Horns and Ewok Drums: Diegetic Music in the Star Wars Universe

Wherein we ask the question: What does everyday life sound like in a galaxy far, far away?

A Brief History of the Elwood Blues Revue, Part III: Elwood Finds His Way Home

The Blues Brother and his band were all over the place in the late eighties and early nineties.