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Profile of Singer-Songwriter and Stylish Pop/Rock Artist Bryan Ferry
As frontman of innovative '70s British rock band Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry immediately created quite a stir in glam rock circles for both his stylized look and his band's unique niche. As a solo artist during the '80s, he perfected that sophisticated musical style.
Profile of '80s Solo Artist & Eagles Member Don Henley
While a member of superstar classic rock band The Eagles during an astounding '70s run, Don Henley rather quickly became one of the group's primary songwriters and lead singers. Then, as an '80s solo artist, he clearly outdistanced closest ex-bandmate competitor Glenn Frey to establish a highly successful pop singles career. With three smash LPs...
Profile of Eclectic Female Singer-Songwriter Rickie Lee Jones
Eclectic female singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones emerged during the late '70s as a shining light for the future of acoustic rock based in varying degrees on rock, pop, folk and R&B styles. Over nearly four decades as a highly independent, self-sufficient, she has released a number of albums that reveal her unique perspective and style.
Top J. Geils Band Songs of the '80s
Though as a consistent, full-fledged six-piece powerhouse rock ensemble its best work was already in the past, the J. Geils Band made a vital contribution to the pop and mainstream rock landscape of the early '80s. With its two albums before frontman Peter Wolf left for a solo career, the group produced eclectic, bluesy music that also embraced...
Robyn Hitchcock Artist Profile
English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock was one of the most consistent and memorable artists of the post-punk and early alternative rock landscape. As frontman for late-'70s psychedelia-tinged punk rock/new wave cult band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock honed his skill for quirky, literate rock that challenged generic boundaries at every opportunity....
The Hooters Artist Profile
Philadelphia-based pop/rock band The Hooters emerged during the early '80s at the latter edge of the new wave era, distinguishing themselves through a rootsy rock sound and the unique instrument for which they were named. Armed with melodic and broadly appealing songwriting skills, the group dominated the mid '80s with its upbeat hit songs.
Top Fleetwood Mac Songs of the '80s
Though ultimately remembered best for its massive '70s output, legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac managed to remain quite active and successful throughout the '80s.