Little Richard: 20 Essential Songs – Rolling Stone

The Beatles started out playing Little Richard songs. His guitar player was a young kid by the name of Jimi Hendrix. It’s not a stretch to say he was right there with Chuck molding and folding the foundations of Rock and Roll.

Revisit 20 key tracks from groundbreaking rock and R&B icon Little Richard.

Source: Little Richard: 20 Essential Songs – Rolling Stone

Born To Run

’cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run …

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band release Born To Run. Considered by many to be one of – if not the – greatest recordings ever. It’s #18 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and is listed in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry of historic recordings.

Roy Buchanan: the life and death of the man who said no to the Stones

Great read from Louder on the guitar god from Arkansas …

These days he’s as infamous for apparently turning down an offer to join the Rolling Stones and his mysterious death in a Virginia jail cell in 1988 as he is for his music. Yet Buchanan’s legacy as a guitarist punches way above that of many of the rock stars who held him in such high regard.

Source: Roy Buchanan: the life and death of the man who said no to the Stones | Louder

Horses

The Godmother of Punk releases her debut album on December 13, 1975. 

It’s #44 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and was  preserved by the Library of Congress into the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant in 2006.