Yé-Yé is a delightful style of pop music featuring young female singers that influenced France and many other countries, as says Susan Sontag, with its particular “camp” style throughout the 1960s.
The astonishing outpouring of rock’n’roll in the mid-1960s in Australia and New Zealand produced such iconic bands as the Easybeats, the Masters Apprentices, the La De Da’s, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, the Loved Ones, and the Missing Links. It was also the launching pad for a generation of musicians who would go on to far greater fame with groups like the Bee Gees, Little River Band, Daddy Cool, Spectrum, and the Coloured Balls. Learn More
Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Learn More
The undisputed king of pop-culture parody, “Weird Al” Yankovic has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history, receiving three Grammy Awards (and 14 nominations) in the process. Learn More
Lou Reed influenced generations of copyists that took note of his outlaw status, ambiguous sexual orientation characterized by his seventies relationship with the transvestite Rachel, his implacable mystique, and his cool and defiant attitude as the narrator of subcultures.
Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan, in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late 70s, TV and DS set out to chronicle, lambaste, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroad. Learn More