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Rock and Roll History: Elvis Presley

Posted by Emma Chafer

Last month saw ITV1 countdown the 20 best-loved Elvis songs, as voted for by viewers in a 90-minute feature length show. With some of Elvis’s best loved songs from the hip-shaking ‘Hound Dog’ to the slower, more soulful ‘Always On My Mind’, the show also featured interviews from friends and loved ones, including ex-wife Priscilla Presley and British icon Sir Cliff Richard. We thought we would take a look at Elvis’s early influences that contributed to the countless hits he released. But what did ITV viewers vote as their number one Elvis song of all time? Read on to find out...

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Topics: 60s music, Rock and Roll History, 50s music, Elvis Presley

David Bowie: The 60s Music Influences Behind the Legend

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

Young mod. Hairy hippie. Ziggy Stardust. Aladdin Sane. Halloween Jack. The Thin White Duke. Plastic Soulman. Godfather of the New Romantics. Tin Machinist.

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Topics: 70s music, 60s music, David Bowie

Rock and Roll History: Pink Floyd

Posted by Emma Chafer

Nothing sums up British rock better than the 60s and 70s music legends Pink Floyd. Known for their progressive psychedelic sound, and reinforced by their deeply philosophical lyrics and great live performance style, Pink Floyd went on to be an influential force on many other rock ensembles, both nationally and internationally. With hit albums such as Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967), Atom Heart Mother (1970) and of course Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) Pink Floyd leave little room for manoeuvre when competing for the greatest British rock band of all time!

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Topics: 60s music, Rock and Roll History, Pink Floyd

Rock and Roll History: Paul McCartney

Posted by Catherine Taylor

Singer songwriter, composer and instrumentalist. Beatle, 'Sir', and animal rights activist. The numerous occupations and titles of Sir James Paul McCartney leave fans with few reasons to question why Guinness World Records describes the superstar as the 'most successful composer and recording artist of all time'.

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Topics: 60s music, The Beatles, Rock and Roll History

Guitar Riffs: 'Heartbreaker' by Led Zeppelin

Posted by Laura Bulbeck

‘Heartbreaker’ by classic rock band Led Zeppelin sums up British rock at its best. With Jimmy Page's fantastic playing and killer guitar riffs, no wonder this song is in Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Topics: 60s music, Led Zeppelin

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