Coffee Clubs had their origin in the old Coffee Houses introduced to England in 1652.
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Ian Fraser Kilmister was born in 1945 in Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in North Wales.
Published in Music


U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.
Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 14:56

The Devil– Does He Have All The Best Tunes ?

“The Devil Should Not Have All The Best Tunes” – The Reverend Rowland Hill, Pastor Of Surrey Chapel, London, 1884
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Wanda Jean Jackson was born in 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma. Her father taught her to play the piano and guitar.
Published in Music
Monday, 20 June 2016 13:24

Sir Rod Stewart on ZANI

Roderick David Stewart was born in Highgate, North London in 1945, the youngest of five children of Robert Stewart and Elsie Gilbart.
Published in Music
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:56

Rocket 88: The first Rock'n'Roll record?

Rock’n’Roll, the genre, did not acquire its name until the mid 50s.
Published in Music
Monday, 08 February 2016 19:25

The Complete History of Blue Suede Shoes

The most famous shoes of the rock and roll era were Carl Perkins's Blue Suede shoes.
Published in Culture
Sunday, 16 August 2015 14:23

A Brief History of British Music Shows

The Old Grey Whistle Test (1971- 1987)
The BBC2 television music show ran from 1971 to 1987. Unlike other contemporary music programs OGWT featured non chart music with a preference for serious rock music and album songs.
Published in Film
Sunday, 21 September 2014 13:11

A Brief history of Delta Blues

-Brief history - Delta Blues.
©Words - Cameron K's


Blues is based on the use of the minor pentatonic scale with and added blue note. The blue note is a semi tone sharper than the third note of the pentatonic scale that is used depending on key. Major scale is 3 semi tones lower than minor and phrasing of country would be played normally on a major pentatonic scale and blues vocals and accompaniment (melody) are generally
Published in Music Archive
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