1989


  • The Vinyl Frontier: A Spin Through Record Store Day

    Click here to jump to the highlights and special releases of the 2024 edition. On April 20th, vinyl enthusiasts and music aficionados around the globe unite for a celebration that spins beyond just a routine shopping spree—it’s Record Store Day, the annual event that’s been putting the needle back on the beloved grooves of vinyl…

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  • When Paris Met Tina

    In the whirlwind world of pop culture and high fashion, few images capture the essence of an era quite like Peter Lindbergh’s iconic photograph of Tina Turner in Paris, 1989. Dressed in the pinnacle of Haute Couture from that year, Tina Turner stands not just as a musical icon but as a timeless emblem of…

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  • Brico’s Baton: A Woman’s Whisper in the Roar of Men

    Early Crescendos: The Formative Years of Antonia Brico In the rich tapestry of classical music history, Antonia Louisa Brico’s narrative is a compelling saga of tenacity, pioneering spirit, and sublime artistry. Born under the shadow of societal constraints in Rotterdam on June 26, 1902, to an unmarried Dutch Catholic mother, Brico’s journey from an obscure…

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  • How Taylor Swift is Leading the Way

    Of all the reasons that Taylor Swift deserves to be Time magazine’s first ever musician Person of the Year, none are bigger than her smashing victories over misogyny and the music business’s malign way of swindling artists and stealing valuable intellectual property. The particulars of her creative predicament are well known. Once a shy, teenaged…

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  • Girl, You Know It’s False: The Milli Vanilli Lip-Sync Scandal

    In the pantheon of pop music scandals, few resonate as deeply as the Milli Vanilli debacle of November 15, 1990. This was the day when music producer Frank Farian revealed that Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, the faces of Milli Vanilli, had not sung a single note on their multi-platinum album “Girl You Know It’s…

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