The Supremes, with their polished performances and family-friendly lyrics, helped to bridge a cultural divide and temper racial tensions.
Fifty years ago, Sly and the Family Stone sang 'We got to live together, I am no better and neither are you.' The words ring just as true today.
That year, the pillars of 1960s pop music released unfocused, confused albums.
A few musicians metaphorically took to the streets. But most fled for cover.
Rock'n'Roll has long been associated with sexual misconduct but there are signs the industry is waking up to this.
The guitar of choice for some of rock'n'roll's biggest names.
Why shouldn't the Stones keep touring in their 70s?
The Rolling Stones performing in Hamburg during the ‘No Filter’ European tour: the band’s legacy is entwined with the pioneers of black American music.
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Pinching musical phrases and stylistic approaches has always been a part of art making and can be a respectful exchange. But shallow, ill-informed appropriation only perpetuates tired stereotypes.
Anita Palllenberg and Mick Jagger in Performance, 1969.
All too often the women beside rock music's giants are not given credit for their influence.
Members of the band MP4 present Jeremy Corbyn and Tracy Brabin MP with copies of the Jo Cox charity single. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images
MPs and rock songs may seem like odd bedfellows, but the charity single marks a longstanding shift in how music mobilises the masses.
The Beatles have released their early recordings in mono and the Rolling Stones are soon to follow suit. Fans think they sound better.
The Byrds in 1965.
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Fifty years ago, in the first half of 1965, the British invasion was officially under way – at least, in music. It seemed like all the biggest hits on the American pop charts came from British bands. Ever…
The US version of the Rollings Stones’ 1965 LP Out of Our Heads featured Satisfaction.
Fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones released their breakthrough single (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, which debuted in the US during the first week of June 1965. The band’s previous singles had done well…
The ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict is only the most recent copyright ‘Controversy’ to erupt – just ask Prince.
Like ambulance chasers, gimlet-eyed entertainment lawyers have been trained to detect the most trivial copyright infringements.
In ‘The Last Time,’ the band’s country, gospel and blues influences would be put on display.
The band's first US hit wasn't 'Satisfaction.' Released in March 1965, 'The Last Time' possessed stylistic flairs that would predict the band's future success.
Rock ‘n’ roll is never just about the music.
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The Rolling Stones are currently nearing the end of their seventh (and quite possibly last) tour of Australia and – despite cancelling the Hanging Rock gig due to Mick Jagger’s throat infection – are still…