Category: music

The rock ‘n’ roll legend: 40 old pics of Eddie…

The rock ‘n’ roll legend: 40 old pics of Eddie Cochran in the 1950s.

25 awkward and slightly creepy vintage album covers

25 awkward and slightly creepy vintage album covers

Both British and American sailors have worn be…

Both British and American sailors have worn bell-bottom trousers. Named for the wide flare at the bottom, they were introduced in Britain in 1857, with the justification that it allowed men in the water to kick them off over their boots. 

Although its unclear when the US navy introduced them, they were first recorded as being worn by US sailors in 1813. The American justification for the weird pants was that they could be easily rolled up and kept dry when sailors scrubbed the decks.

By the way, picture is from the World War II hit song, “Bell Bottom Trousers.”

The perfect angel: 40 beautiful photos of Minnie Riperton in the…

The perfect angel: 40 beautiful photos of Minnie Riperton in the 1960s and ‘70s.

In 1995, the Latina pop superstar Selena, just…

In 1995, the Latina pop superstar Selena, just twenty-three years old, was murdered. The same year Warner Brothers and the Quintanilla family began production of a biopic about Selena’s life. Over 21,000 people auditioned for the title role, making it the second-largest audition since the search for Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind in 1938.

Salma Hayek was eventually offered the role in 1995, but turned it down, because she said she felt it was “too early” to base a movie on Selena and that it would be emotional because Selena’s death was still being covered on U.S. television. Jennifer Lopez was then cast in the starring role. The film, released in 1997, was a critical and box-office success.

40 of the worst Asian album covers EVER!

40 of the worst Asian album covers EVER!

Mr. Rogers flipping the double bird with a giant smile to…

Mr. Rogers flipping the double bird with a giant smile to children on his TV show in 1967.

35 lovely photos of Ike & Tina Turner in the early years of…

35 lovely photos of Ike & Tina Turner in the early years of their marriage.

50 candid photographs of Freddie Mercury on stage that still…

50 candid photographs of Freddie Mercury on stage that still rock you!

Janis Joplin photographed by Francesco Scavullo, 1969

Janis Joplin photographed by Francesco Scavullo, 1969