Koko Taylor (September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009) was an American Chicago blues singer, she was known as the “Queen of the Blues.”. After a productive initial stint on Chess, Taylor spent several decades on the prominent contemporary blues label Alligator, going on to win more W.C. Handy Awards than any other female performer in history, was far and away the greatest female blues singer of her time.
Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio, the band’s 16 albums and DVDs. Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards. Formed in Toronto during 1975, Triumph endured countless comparisons to Rush throughout their career, and with good reason; they were both quite similar musically and lyrically, comprised of three members each, and hailed from Canada.
Guitarist Spencer Davis formed the band with Steve Winwood on organ, his brother Muff Winwood on bass, and drummer Peter York. Signing on with producer Chris Blackwell, the quartet got their first hit “Keep on Running” a UK number one. Some other hits include “Somebody Help Me”, “I’m a Man” and “Gimme Some Lovin'”, which peaked at #2 in the UK and #7 in the United States.
Muddy Waters born McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician. He is often considered the “father of modern Chicago blues. Muddy […]
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums). Incorporating elements of blues, jazz, and country music they still are the primary architects of southern rock. They live shows have jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals that is hugely popular today. The Allman Brothers Band has seen its’ share of triumph and tragedy but remains one of the greatest live shows ever.
Muddy Waters born McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician. He is often considered the “father of modern Chicago blues.
Muddy Waters was the single most important artist to emerge in post-war American blues. A incomparable singer, a gifted songwriter, and guitarist, was the forefront of one of the strongest music genre (which became a proving ground for a number of classic rock musicians who would develop into legends in their own right).
John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Mississippi, performing an electric guitar-style adaptation of Delta blues. Hooker often incorporated other elements. He was a worldwide influence, blues, classic rock, British invasion as the king of the endless boogie, a blues superstar whose droning, hypnotic one-chord grooves were at once both primitive and timeless and thoughtful.
The Guinness Book of World Records as the globe’s loudest band, their revolving-door roster launched the careers of performers including Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, and Ian Gillan.
Deep Purple formed in Hertford in 1968. They are pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years.
William James “Willie” Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.
Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne From Ozzy Osbourne’s 1981 solo debut Blizzard of Ozz was a breakthrough metal LP that, along with Van Halen’s first album, became a cornerstone of ’80s metal guitar. John Michael “Ozzy” […]