THE WHO: MY GENERATION

On this day, 54 years ago, The Who released the single “My Generation” in the UK.

The song has been said to have “encapsulated the angst of being a teenager,” and has been characterised as a “nod to the Mod counterculture”.

RAY PETERSON: TELL LAURA I LOVE HER

In 1960, acampaign was started in the UK to ban the American hit, teenage tragedy tune “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson. The song was being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age “glorious death cult”.

TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS TURNED 17

Today, New York’s sharpest-dressed miserabilists, the modern-day equivalent of Duran Duran’s empty-headed brilliance, Interpol, celebrated 17th year anniversary of their seminal debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights.

THE KING MEMORIAL DAY: TOP 10 ELVIS MOVES

Happy Elvis Memorial Day.

The King might have left the building. But his legacy lasts forever. And to commemorate Elvis the Pelvis, here’s his top 10 moves.

Marc Almond: Torch

Marc Almond, Soft Cell’s vocalist, was at the forefront of openly gay musicians in the 80s together with Culture Club’s Boy George.

Rainbow Flag: The Story Behind

The rainbow flag was created in 1978 by artist, designer, Vietnam War veteran and then-drag performer, Gilbert Baker.

The Hydrant: Pump Up The Pompadour

Ikhwan dan akhwat pasti sudah mahfum bahwa gaya rambut personel The Hydrant—menyisir rambut ke belakang dengan dibubuhi minyak rambut berlebih serta cambang melintang—punya istilah khusus: Pompadour.

Keith, Tina, & Bowie at The Ritz

Keith Richards, Tina Turner, and David Bowie partying backstage. One of the most iconic photographs ever in rock ’n’ roll history.⁣⁣⁣

Black Betty

Hello again Monday. Here’s a down and dirty groove, killer rock riffs to beat the blues: Black Betty.

Jagger-Richards Drug Bust

Today, 52 years ago, the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested at Richards’ West Sussex, England home for drug possession. The bust followed Donovan’s arrest by the same drug squad, led by Norman Pilcher, the previous year, and sparked not only public debate within the rock community, but also within the underground and conservative press. Eric Clapton reportedly escaped arrest by Pilcher — who rang his doorbell pretending to be a mailman — by fleeing from his back door.

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