Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. Queen rose to prominence during the 1970s and are one of Britain's most successful bands of the past three decades.
Amon Duul began in 1967 as a radical political art commune of Munich based artists calling themselves, in part, after the Egyptian Sun God Amon; Duul has been cited as a character from Turkish fiction.
The commune quickly attained cult status for its free form musical improvisations, usually perfo
Carlos Santana is known for his long, drawn-out solos that soar into the highest registers of the guitar. But it would be reductive to say that Carlos Santana is a rock 'n' roll guitarist. Incorporating Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz and blues influences, his sound is undoubtedly multiple. For more tha
Bessie Smith, the 6-foot, 200-pound Empress of the Blues, commanded stage and
street with a fierce violence and a resonant, endless well of a voice. Born
in Chattanooga, Tennesee, in 1894, Smith began her career singing on
street corners. Under the mentorship of "Ma" Rainey, one of the most popular p