Little Richard honed his craft as a teenage drag queen. In everything from his hairstyle to his lyrics, we see the influence of gay contemporaries like Esquerita and Billy Wright.
When a 14-year-old Paul McCartney watched Little Richard in the hit film 'The Girl Can't Help It,' he couldn't have imagined that the two would one day take the stage together.
Around the world, choirs have been linked to coronavirus super-spreader events. Online choirs can provide many of the same benefits, while protecting our health.
Releases created in lockdown have included messages to stay home and save lives.
Popularised during the second world war, the song has found new resonance during the Coronavirus pandemic.
From livening up household chores to connecting kids with relatives who are far away, music can a play a vital role.
To quote Nick Cave, "Plagiarism is an ugly word for what, in rock and roll, is a natural and necessary ... tendency ... and that is to steal".
Music lovers and creator have devised new ways to create, experience and fund music.
When we sing together, our social brains are activated to produce oxytocin, which makes us feel more connected.
From balcony concerts to Zoom choirs, neuroscience shows why people are compelled to connect through music while the pandemic keeps them under stay-at-home orders.
Highlife champion Victor Olaiya will be missed for his affable personality and resplendent performance style.
The movie 'Jaws' opens with a truly iconic piece of music. Two notes have us on the edge of our seats in anticipation — how does music manipulate our emotions?
By combining the tradition facets with modern music Lloyd Webber reinvigorated the form.
Unbridled ambition and bruised egos created an irreparable fissure.
Clapping is the auditory equivalent of a group hug, according to neuroscience.
Aspiring singers can now use apps to record professional-sounding songs from their phones. This has the potential to disrupt the recording and publishing industry.
During the Second World War, anxious but also bored BBC listeners found comfort in the soothing sounds of Sandy Macpherson, Canadian-born organist.
Across the world, people have spontaneously gathered on balconies to create music – and community – in the face of isolation and fear.
When prosecutors introduce lyrics, they're asking juries to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, and to read them as literal confessions of guilt.
Research shows that the type of task – and style of music – tend to determine whether listening will help or hinder your performance.