A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web.
How Paul Simon Ended Up Wearing a Turkey Suit on ‘Saturday Night Live’
No one could blame fans for humming "Still Crazy After All These Years" every Thanksgiving.
How Emerson Lake and Palmer Found Themselves on a Dismal ‘Love Beach’
As the end of the '70s neared, they found themselves at a commercial and creative crossroads.
How Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Ushered in the Video Age
It took only a few minutes of rehearsal – and a few thousand pounds – to knock out the promotional clip.
50 Years Ago: Billy Joel Begins March to Stardom With ‘Piano Man’
Even the most distinguished career has to start somewhere.
33 Years Ago: Eric Carr Plays His Last Kiss Show
He wasn't the band's original drummer, but he'd long since earned a place of honor.
40 Years Ago: John Cougar Mellencamp Gets Defiant on ‘Uh-Huh’
His first five records had been recorded under heavy meddling.
40 Years Ago: Yes Makes an Improbable Trip to the Top With ‘90125’
This was the happy end result of a long series of twists and turns – including another flurry of lineup changes.
The Moment Eric Clapton Began Turning Away From Pop Music
'Journeyman' was a clear step back from the adult-contemporary abyss.
50 Years Ago: The Who Returns With Another Concept Album
As it turned out, Pete Townshend was just getting warmed up with 'Tommy.'
40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Stumbles Into ‘Pipes of Peace’
Platinum-selling sequel arrived roughly a year and a half after 1982's Grammy-nominated 'Tug of War.'
30 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Gets Angry and Defiant on ‘Vs.’
Selling millions of records has helped more than a few artists mellow out, but not these guys.
30 Years Ago: Rush’s ‘Counterparts’ Pushes Back Against Grunge
This LP might mark the spot where they evolved past trends once and for all.