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Edith Piaf: The Little Sparrow     View
Brief essay about the tumultuous life of this French singer who "legend has it ... was born on a Parisian street corner. ... In reality, Edith Giovanna Gassion was born on December 19, 1915 in the Hospital Tenon." Includes photos of the str ...

Artists: Rolling Stone     View
Search or browse by name for information about hundreds of modern recording artists. Includes biographies (for prominent artists such as Elvis Presley and Elvis Costello), articles, discographies, album reviews, photos, and video and sound clips. Fro ...

Compañeras     View
Companion website to this PBS Independent Lens documentary that "profiles America's first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles. Founded in 1994, the band members shatter age-old stereotypes while expanding the popularity of ma ...

Couper (Mildred) Papers, 1920s-1970     View
This brief introduction to the papers of "American composer and pianist Mildred Couper, one of the first musicians to experiment with quarter-tone music" features images of three scores, audio of works (including a dirge and a rumba), and a ...

Parliament Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove     View
This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Independent Lens program profiles the band Parliament Funkadelic, known to fans as P-Funk. The companion website features a history of the band (from its origins in the 1950s as the Parliaments to the present), ...

Bob Dylan: Reluctant Prophet     View
This article reviews songwriter and musician Bob Dylan's 2004 autobiography. Also includes links to an article about how Dylan fans reacted to Dylan's Christian conversion, and to a quiz on "How well do you know the spiritual Bob Dylan?" Fr ...

Rolling Stone: Jerry Garcia     View
Biography and collection of articles about musician and songwriter Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), lead guitarist and vocalist for the Grateful Dead. Provides articles back to 1993, album reviews, discography, and links to material on the Grateful Dead and ...

Mel Torme     View
Obituary for singer Mel Torme (nicknamed "The Velvet Fog"), who died in 1999. The article provides an overview of his career that "traced a classic mid-century show-biz trajectory, complete with vaguely vaudevillian beginnings, success ...

Tchaikovsky     View
This site is devoted to the latest research into the life and works of Russia's most popular composer, Petr Il'ich Tchaikovsky. Features a chronology of the significant events in the composer's life, a genealogy, a catalog of Tchaikovsky's compositio ...

Rolling Stone: The Immortals: The First Fifty     View
Collection of tribute articles "to those who created rock & roll, written by their peers and heirs." Includes articles such as Elvis Costello on the Beatles (number 1), Robbie Robertson on Bob Dylan (number 2), and Bono on Elvis Presley ...




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