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Category: Music

Bob Dylan at a 1965 press conference. (Credit: Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

The Day Dylan Went Electric

Fifty years ago, Bob Dylan shocked audiences at the Newport Folk Festival by strapping on an electric guitar and debuting a new rock ’n’ roll sound.

Elvis Presley (Credit: Archive Photos/Getty Images)

7 Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley

On July 5, 1954, music history was made when an unknown, 19-year-old named Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right (Mama),” the first commercial single of his career.

The Beatles arrive at New York's JFK airport on February 7, 1964. (Credit: Getty Images)

Beatlemania Sweeps the United States, 50 Years Ago

As we mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, take a look back at how the Fab Four conquered American pop culture.

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Remembering Richie Havens: Ten Things You May Not Know About Woodstock

As we remember this music legend, check out some surprising facts about this iconic event.

27 Club

Curse of 27, or Is It Only Rock ‘n’ Roll?

Researchers investigating the “27 club” legend found that famous musicians live faster and die younger—just not necessarily at 27.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury & Other Celebrities Who Raised AIDS Awareness

Find out about Freddie Mercury, the inspiration for today’s Google Doodle, and other famous people who helped put a face on the HIV and AIDS crisis.

Amy Winehouse

Music Legends Who Lived Fast and Died at 27: Slideshow

On July 23, Amy Winehouse became the latest in a long list of musicians who died at 27.