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Halloween Discs

Have yourself a groovy Halloween.

From Dominique Pruitt

Check out my 13-song Halloween playlist here

A Thanksgiving tradition…

Dave Clark Five Ad

The folks at Buzzfeed were kind enough to browse through the back issues of Billboard magazine on the Google Books archive and put together a gallery of old print ads promoting the hottest new trend of the 1960s – the British Invasion. Thank goodness for the diligence of the skinny-necktied mad men who created these ads or the world may never have heard of such groups as The Who…

The Who Ad

… or the even more obscure “Beatles”…

Help! Ad

View the entire gallery at Buzzfeed

Popular music has always been associated with style, and most artists have a look that is as unique as their sound. For reference purposes, we present this handy guide to aid in the field identification of musicians spotted in the wild:

A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music

Notable Haircuts in Popular Music

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Found on Top Cultured

Like everything else in life, card tricks are infinitely more enjoyable when they come with their own soundtrack.


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