That Time Elton John Began His Las Vegas Residency
Elton John debuted 'The Red Piano' at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Feb. 13, 2004.
The Story of Elton John’s Second Straight No. 1 Album, ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano …
Oh, to be Elton John in the early '70!
The Story of Elton John’s Masterpiece, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’
It almost seems too easy to call Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John's masterpiece, but it's hard to argue against it.
U2 Albums Ranked Worst to Best
U2 don't inspire weak reactions in people. There are passionate U2 fans, and passionate U2 haters, and very little in between.
Billy Joel Albums, Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock ranks Billy Joel albums, from worst to best.
Elton John Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down every Elton John album, from worst to best.
Bruce Springsteen, ‘American Beauty’ – EP Review
We review Bruce Springsteen's new EP, 'American Beauty.'
45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Forced to Change ‘Beggars Banquet’ Cover
The Rolling Stones and controversy go together like fish and chips. In 1968, one of their best-known controversies kept their classic album ‘Beggars Banquet’ album off shelves for nearly six months in a protracted dispute over the legendary “toilet cover.” As conceiv…
45 Years Ago: Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special Airs
We’ve seen everything from Elvis Presley Christmas ornaments to commemorative Barbie dolls in the 36 years since the icon’s death. But in late 1968, Presley’s career was in decline after several years of corny movies and a slow drift from his rock ‘n’ roll roots. F…
Bruce Springsteen, ‘High Hopes’ – Song Review
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube For Bruce Springsteen, what’s past is prologue. ‘High Hopes’ is his incendiary new single from the album of the same name, due Jan. 14 of next year. It was first recorded by the E Street Band eighteen years ago, during the sessions for the…
48 Years Ago: The Beatles Finish ‘Rubber Soul’
On Nov. 11, 1965, the Beatles convened to finish recording their sixth album, ‘Rubber Soul.’ Entering the studio at around 6PM, they realized they were a couple songs short of the 14 tracks slotted for the new record. Believe it or not, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were having t…
50 Years Ago: ‘Beatlemania’ Is Born
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube When the Beatles took the stage fifty years ago today (Oct. 13 — ignore the date on this video) to appear on the variety show ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium,’ they were four lads armed with the simple tools of their early classicss&#…