Marilyn Monroe, after 55 years still ‘forever young’

Marilyn Monroe and music. Do the two go together? A (small) inquiry and the tale of her one and only musical tour in Korea 1954.

The musical answer to 9/11: Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising

September 11th 2001: a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center would change the world forever. Bruce Springsteen offered comfort one year later with the release of his phenomenal album The Rising.

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction

The debut by Guns N’ Roses from 1987 had some startup issues. After that Appetite For Destruction conquered the rock audience and the world. The story of a breath of fresh air, that was badly needed.

Lost and found: my Prince necklace

In 1992 I bought a male/female pin at a Prince show and decided to turn it into a necklace and hand-made pendant. From pin to necklace!

Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby

When Terence Trent D’Arby’s debut was released in 1987, it was a sensation. He was very sure of his own self and thought his debut was pure genius. How does it hold up in 2017?

Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full

Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full has been a hip-hop classic for 30 years. An essential link in sampling and intelligent rap. A tribute!

RIP, John Blackwell

John Blackwell, the best drummer I ever witnessed, is no more. Today he passed away. He was just 43 years old. A tribute.

I Feel Love: the future is here and now!

Donna Summer’s I Feel Love is 40 years old. It sounded futuristic then and it still sounds otherworldly. A great dance record, influencing the music of that era and the music of today!

A Pop Life: one year old; the best and most read stories!

My blog A Pop Life (My life with music) is one year old already. The best and most read stories of the past year!

Best albums, 1966 – 2017: A Pop Life, 1 year anniversary

In honor of the 1-year anniversary of my blog A Pop Life (My life with music), the list of best albums per year from 1966.