HOW MUSIC HELPED FREE – LITERALLY – NELSON MANDELA FROM PRISON

Hugh Masekela, the great jazz trumpeter, wrote “Bring Him Back Home” in 1987 after receiving a letter of encouragement from Nelson (written while he was still in prison). It hit…

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U.S. AIR FORCE BAND WOWS CROWD WITH MOST CIVILIZED FLASH MOB EVER

U.S. AIR FORCE BAND WOWS CROWD WITH MOST CIVILIZED FLASH MOB EVER

By Jennifer Carofano, Shine Staff | The Good News Military bands aren’t often considered cutting-edge. But the United States Air Force Band has officially gone viral with its first-ever flash…

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12 THRILLING FACTS ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON’S “THRILLER”

Article is interesting and informative and also has several of Jackson’s videos! http://music.yahoo.com/news/12-thrilling-facts-about-michael-jackson-s–thriller–video-213759698.html

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CLEMSON MARCHING BAND PULLS OFF AMAZING NINTENDO-THEMED HALFTIME SHOW

Who needs a good football game when you have a halftime show like this? The Clemson University marching band put on a spectacular display of musicianship and choreography at halftime…

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1893 RECORDING OF VOCAL GROUP AUCTIONED OFF

Associated Press Biddeford, Maine (AP) — A 120-year-old wax-covered cylinder containing the earliest known recording of a black vocal group in the U.S. was sold at auction Saturday. Discovered in…

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GUESS WHOSE FIRST U.S. INTERVIEW WAS PRE-EMPTED BY PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S ASSASSINATION?

  The Beatles’ first interview to be shown in the U.S. was scheduled for the night of November 22, 1963. Because of the day’s events, it was postponed and shown…

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TEEN CREDITS CONCUSSION WITH GIVING HIM HIS MUSICAL TALENTS

DENVER (CBS4) – Several of the music ensembles at Kent Denver High School are impressive, but the story behind a young pianist in one them is truly amazing. Lachlan Connors…

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HERE’S WHAT ROCK STARS LIKE KURT COBAIN, JIMI HENDRIX AND ELVIS PRESLEY WOULD LOOK LIKE IF THEY WERE ALIVE TODAY

By Ryan Perry | UpRoxx .com Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon… the list of music legends that left us too early goes on and on. Their early…

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U.S. POST OFFICE ISSUES STAMPS IN HONOR OF MUSIC GREATS

U.S. POST OFFICE ISSUES STAMPS IN HONOR OF MUSIC GREATS

In case you hadn’t noticed, Elvis is not the only music icon to grace the stamps the U.S. Post Office has put out. Others include Johnny Cash, Carmen Miranda, and…

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ROCK LEGEND ROGER WATERS TEAMS UP WITH WOUNDED VETERANS

Pink Floyd musician teams up with Musicorps to help Army vets rock and roll. http://news.yahoo.com/video/rock-legend-roger-waters-teams-232947408.html [Get out your tissues before watching this…]

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JOHNNY CASH

By James Sullivan Ten years after his death, the Johnny Cash legend still looms large: from Sun Records and Folsom Prison to Rick Rubin, from “I Walk the Line” and…

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