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1968: Rock ’n’ Roll’s Triumphant Year
The year 1967 represented a cultural shift in music that would continue far past its 365 days. Turning the page onto a new year, 1968 was different. Multiple musicians that ruled the “Summer of Love” still found popular success throughout the coming year. Artists like The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and The Rolling Stones all remained in the mainstream yet each allowed for change that was necessary.
The Cultural Impact of the Beatles - The Fans and Touring
The popularity of the Beatles throughout the 60s was indescribable. Thousands of teenagers would show up at airports around the world to catch a glimpse of them and queue in line for hours for the slim possibility that they would get tickets. The Beatles became a pop culture phenomenon that transcended to new heights. Nobody had seen anything quite like “Beatlemania” before.
'First Man' Explores the Phenomenon of the New Frontier
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.” When John F. Kennedy delivered those memorable words to a large crowd at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas in 1962, most thought it would never happen. At that point, NASA’s space program was still in its beginnings. The groundwork had been set for expansion but the majority of leaders and civilians had their doubts on where the government-funded program was headed.
Finally Home: John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs heading into the 2018-19 season looked terrifying enough already. They have a trio of talented, young stars that can only get better, a new general manager that embraces change and a solid core they are now confident in. And then they signed John Tavares.
The Most Powerful Political Songs of the Decade: The 1970s
Where the 1960s sparked a change in America, the 1970s carried onthe protesting torch. A new president had been in power with the promise of removing troops from Vietnam with no such luck, mass racial violence was still happening at home and the feminism movement had really begun to make a name for itself.
'Dunkirk' Changes the Game: One Year Later
Dunkirk isn’t your typical war movie, but it’s certainly Christopher Nolan at his best. It's been a little over a year since the release of this epic wartime masterpiece and it's time to dive into what made Dunkirk do so well at box offices around the world.
Why It’s Time to Stop Calling Greta Van Fleet the Next Led Zeppelin
From their breakthrough onto the rock ’n’ roll scene, Greta Van Fleet has been garnering comparisons to the legendary Led Zeppelin. Now, there are definitely worse things to be linked to but it doesn’t help that from the moment they started to be recognizable, they were dubbed “the band that sounds like Led Zeppelin.”
Greta Van Fleet Delivers Rock Brilliance in Toronto
There’s something special when a band makes you want to break the sound barrier with how loud they're blasting through your speakers. Greta Van Fleet is certainly one of them. The exact same can be said while being in the front row at one of their shows.
Why Wings Is Important
It’s official. Everyone still loves Paul McCartney. He made headlines once again after surprisingly being a part of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. The pair spent nearly six hours driving through McCartney’s hometown of Liverpool, England and sing Beatles songs to their hearts' content. Not only did that epic appearance make waves, but he also released two new songs with the promise of an album later this year.
The Most Powerful Political Songs of the Decade: The 1960s
Teeming with various issues regarding race, religion, and war, still, even 50 years later, the 1960s is one of the most newsworthy decades ever. From the Civil Rights Movement to the assassination of JFK, to rallies on the war in Vietnam, protest music was everywhere.
Harry Styles Shines in Toronto
It’s been less than a year since his last trip to Toronto but it was noticeable that the city and his fans have missed him dearly. Now a year older at 24, he’s embarked on the second leg of his tour, visiting more countries and cities from across the globe and playing larger venues than before.