Passed over as an A-side, “Thank You Girl” illustrated the foundational role the blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll played in the Beatles’ early sound.
To paraphrase Paul Simon, these are songs of miracle and wonder. Decades after its August 25, 1986 release, however, ‘Graceland’ still sparks controversy.
Paul McCartney has been on a creative tear of late. But first he had to dispense with the overproduced dud ‘Press to Play,’ released on Aug. 25, 1986.
Sweet and sparkly vocals, supported by swarms of sunny harmonies, make Apples in Stereo songs easy to love.
Chad Bradford’s “Friday Morning Rain” resides in the same rootsy pop orbit of Joe South and B.J. Thomas, striking the heart hard and fast.
‘Pacific Ocean Blue,’ released on August 22, 1977, turned a rare spotlight on the Beach Boys’ craggy-voiced bad boy Dennis Wilson.
Hall and Oates’ ‘Along the Red Ledge,’ released on August 21, 1978, produced a track by Daryl Hall that John Oates says is his favorite.
Guitarist Matt Gold and drummer Nate Friedman discuss Sun Speak’s endlessly intriguing blend of folk, jazz and experimental music.
Stevie Nicks untangles the history of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Silver Springs’: ‘An incredible seven minutes’
“Silver Springs” is best known as a highlight from Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Dance,’ released on August 19, 1997. But it has a complicated backstory.
‘Fahrenheit,’ released in August 1986, fell into an emerging trend – as the big-hearted singles didn’t reflect all of Toto’s varied musical goals.