October 20, 2015

Life in the world of country music during the '40s, '50s and '60s was not for the faint of heart. Would-be stars toured and travelled for years, sometimes even decades, before reaching the first rung on the ladder of success.

 

Jim Reeves is a good example of a country s...

September 10, 2015

Perhaps the most overlooked part of the "Heartbreak Hotel" saga is the crucial issue of publishing rights. In 1950s popular music, the publisher often received the lion's share of the revenue, moreso than the writer and much moreso than the singer.

 

As such, the allocat...

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