Adderley, Julian "Cannonball"
The fonts are sometimes strange, and the language a bit off, but this is overall an excellent fan site for one of jazz's most scholarly and exciting hard-bop saxophonists.
This official homepage is lacking in a few areas, yet it does keep tabs on the band fairly often. Some good photos and an interview.
Paul's own site features the latest on this idol/songwriter's career, but does a great job exploring his past glory, including an excellent chronology of his greatest successes.
A fantastic fan site - real audio clips and lyrics for EVERY song this vocal group put out in the 60s, including favorites like "Windy," "Along Comes Mary," and "Never My Love." And that's just the beginning!
Country's greatest guitarist, the late great Chet Atkins, has an official site here that includes personal reminiscences, a discography, photos, and a Chet expert!
The best bio on the net about the beach movie icon and recording artist (most notable for his hit "Venus").
The most prolific elegant-pop composer of the late 60s and early 70s, Burt's legend lives on in this excellent tribute page, featuring (among other things) the lyrics and chords to most of his famous tunes.
Joan was the queen of folk in the early 60s, and this is her offical site; it's updated regularly, and has all the latest news.
A biography of this hard-R&B pioneer, one of the crucial developments in early 50s music that led directly to the birth of rock and roll with singles like "Tweedle Dee" and "Jim Dandy."
Duke University's site for this legend who gave the world, among other things, the standard "One O'Clock Jump."
Baxter was a lounge jack-of-all-trades who trafficked in many styles, and his compositions grace many movie and TV soundtracks as well.
Beach Boys, The
It has a great set of band member biographies, but this is mainly a giant Beach Boys songbook with lyrics, track and album info and more. A must see for any fan.
A great place to find out about the "King Of Calypso," featuring the usual lyrics and a discography. It's also a good place to acquaint yourself with Belafonte merchandise and collectibles.
A superb talent whose genius for interpretation speaks to any generation. This official site from Sony records, unfortunately, is the best source of info on him at the present.
A German fan site with all the latest news and a wealth of other information about this paragon of rock and roll.
Bill Haley and the Comets
The man who scored rock and roll's first hit (and many subsequent ones) gets an excellent tribute site here, with the story of "Blackboard Jungle," info on the band members, MP3s and more!
A nice fan site devoted to hard bop's master craftsman. Contains a discography, bio, photos, and great sound clips of Blakey classics!
Bland, Bobby "Blue"
Bobby's blues were urbane enough to garner him five dozen (!) R&B hits over the years. This bio is located at his Malaco Records website.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
A great place for fans of this jazz-rock consortium ("You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel,"). This fan site also contains news, tour info, pics, interviews, and a look at BST soundalikes!
Features a complete history, lots of photos, lyrics, and info on Jerome and Lady Bo!
Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
The (in)famous group best known for "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" has an official site here with all the info you'd ever need, including many photos of the band then and now.
Booker T. and the MGs
The Stax Site has a biography and discography of this classic soul instrumental band, which gave the world hits like "Green Onions" and backed many other soul legends as well.
Box Tops, The
Memphis' finest blue-eyed soul band, these teens cranked out a number of hits in the mid-Sixties including "The Letter" and "Cry Like A Baby." This official site includes lyrics, FAQs, bios, and much more!
Brooklyn Bridge, The
This vocal group gave the world one of the saddest and most enduring oldies of all time in "Worst That Could Happen." Leader Johnny Maestro was also in the Fifties doo-wop group The Crests ("Sixteen Candles").
Not just the best James Brown website, but one of the best official artist sites out there today; terrific design and content, even if it feels a little hands-off to the average user.
His famous Band Of Renown has this official website with lots of info on the man best known for "Leap Frog."
His "Good Rocking Tonight" was made (more) famous by Elvis, but way back in the late Forties, this New Orleans native was taking jump blues to the next level. A bio from the Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris site.
The first jazz artist to go platinum and a pianist of reknown. This fan page includes rare concert photos, album cover art, and much more.
The band best known for "Kind Of A Drag" is still around and delivering their 60s pop to a new generation. This is their official homepage.
It hasn't been updated in years, but this site is still the best on the web for exploring the legacy of the band that spawned Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay (not to mention "For What It's Worth").
An all-inclusive site about what may have been the world's first great rock band, The Rock And Roll Trio, as well as all of the members, including the famous Burnette family (Johnny, Rocky, Dorsey, and Billy)!
Famous session player, Ricky Nelson and Elvis sideman, and all around master of the rockabilly guitar Burton has a great fan site here, with pics, audiovisual items, guitar tabs, gear, awards, and much more!
From Janice's Blues Cafe comes Real Audio files, a large discography, and a short bio on R&B legend "The Iceman" himself, best known for "For Your Precious Love" and "Only The Strong Survive."
Not a fan club but a good fan website about the inventors of folk-rock.
The "Palisades Park" star has an official site here, where you can actually hear a few of his hits. See where he's performing today!
A very elegant fan site dedicated to the brother/sister duo that ruled sunshine pop in the early 70s, featuring midi files, articles, and the usual fan site info.
From Soulwalking comes a brief bio on the soul-blues master who gave the world hits like "Slip Away" and the notorious "Strokin'."
The Man In Black is one of the most enigmatic figures ever to grace the stage, and this fan site delivers his amazing life story in great detail.
Chad and Jeremy
The duo best known for "A Summer Song" and "Yesterday's Gone" have an official site here that features news, a timeline, a discography, sounds, and thoughts from the pair.
The official site of the Duke of Earl himself, a man who's had any number of hits as a recording artist, but also several more as a producer! Great design and lots of info.
An official site as classy and knowledgeable as the man himself. Loads of info on "The Genius" as well as musings by the man himself. Brother Ray's own voice message welcomes you to this site!
Ths official site for the man who taught everyone the Twist is more than a little silly, but there's lots of information here. Sound clips, tour dates, and even a little video!
One of many doo-wop groups that later graduated to Top 40 status with the early 70s Philly sound (even though they were from Chicago), garnering hits like "Oh! Girl" and "Have You Seen Her." This bio comes from Soulwalking.
The Sixties' girl group with the sweetest sound, this trio was responsible for "He's So Fine," "One Fine Day," and "Sweet Talkin' Guy." This bio comes from HistoryOfRock.com.
Best known for "Lightning Strikes" and "Two Faces Have I," this Sixties pop icon has a bio and photos on this, his official site. You can also hear four brand-new Lou songs!
The "Downtown" singer and Sixties pop chanteuse has an official site here that easily transcends most artists' official pages - almost anything you might want to know about the singer is here. Constantly updated with fresh Pet news.
Classics IV, The
The official website of this early soft-rock group ("Spooky," "Stormy," and "Traces") has a great deal of info, including sound clips and guitar tabulature!
You'll have to scroll all the way down for the menu, but this site is lavish and loaded down with rare pics and glimpses into the brief life of this queen of country music.
One of the first vocal groups to incorporate the blues, and therefore a milestone in the development of doo-wop. This excellent history comes to us from Lucille's Rockin' Radio.
The clown princes of doo-wop are favored with an excellent, informative fan site that includes an exhaustive chronology and discography accurate right down to the alternate takes of each song!
Cole, Nat "King"
The original "When I Fall In Love" vocalist and smooth romantic paragon is paid tribute to on this fan site, which contains loads of sound files and a history that stretches back to his early days with the Trio.
One of the finest official sites around, and definitely the most thorough one to deal with "Trane," the greatest tenor sax man of all time. Includes an online store!
A huge database of information on ALL the material this icon of easy-listening music recorded during his long lifetime.
A huge database of Sam songs, Soul Stirrers info, reviews, memories, and much, much more... this truly lives up to its name. Outstanding!
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The masters of swamp rock get an appropriately huge and detailed fan shrine here, with lots of constantly updated news items, interviews, lyrics, multimedia, and a completely thorough look at CCR appearances in non-musical mediums.
The man behind "Time In A Bottle" and "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" gets a loving official tribute site from his widow. A beautifully designed site with pictures, full article reprints, and a complete discography.
An official site with news, photos, and reviews of the man who is arguably surf's greatest-ever guitarist ("Misirlou"). Focuses on his recent career, but still worth a look.
Danny and the Juniors
These "At The Hop" legends prove that "Rock and Roll is Here to Stay" with this shocking pink page. Not much here now except a biography, however.
This consummate entertainer gave us "Mack The Knife," "Splish Splash," "Dream Lover" and many more fabulous hits. This official site features a truly vast amount of info on his life and music.
Dave Clark Five, The
A fantastic tribute site with collectors' info, rare photos, and sheet music. Beware the embedded MIDI file, though.
The man who birthed Exotica tells how it happened at this fan page; there's also a lot of other info on his career, including a discography and a list of his personal appearances.
The folk-pop icon ("Country Roads," "Thank God I'm A Country Boy") has a beautiful official site here, standing as a tribute to his life, his music, and his philanthropy.
The doo-wop group who scored their biggest hit with "Little Darlin'" has a nice official site here, with some unusual items like full album cover scans and lots of early promo shots.
The official website for the Bronx legend who began with the Belmonts ("A Teenager In Love") and graduated to a long and illustrious solo career.
The early-70s jokers who finally made "The Cover of the Rolling Stone"; this fan site does a great job of detailing their career, even following the solo careers of both lead singers.
Domino, Antoine "Fats"
A great fan site devoted to one of the most underrated rock legends; does especially well with Fats' discography.
One-half of the famous Dorsey brothers, this trombonist gained his greatest fame with his own big band. A bio from Wolverine Antique Music Society.
Doug Sahm Quintet, The
An elegant appreciation of this Tex-Mex pioneer most famous for "She's About A Mover." A biography and a discography are featured here.
A great bio of the influential doo-wop group that helped transform the genre into soul music.
Everything you could want to know about the world's first great rock and roll guitar god is here, including rarities, articles, multimedia, chart info, and details on his movie appearances!
The official site for the jazz legend, who is best known for standards like "Take The 'A' Train" and "Satin Doll."
Elliott, Ramblin' Jack
This is the official website for the Sixties folk icon and Woody Guthrie acolyte, and it's appropriately rambling, although blessed with great design and lots of information.
Dedicated to this quadrophonic pioneer of space age pop, perhaps best remembered for the album "Persuasive Percussion." Great discographies.
His big hit was "Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat," but Evans has written hits for Elvis, Bobby Vinton, and others.
Everly Brothers, The
A real labor of love: a treasure trove of material on rock's first great duo, including up to date news, rare photos, sound clips, fan concert and album reviews, and much more!
While loaded down with lots of unnecessary animation, this fan site for the "Turn Me Loose" singer does have lots of info, including magazine covers, an online jukebox and great scans of all his singles!
A humble yet somewhat informative official site dedicated to this Tex-Mex giant, who also hit pop paydirt with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls."
Fifth Dimension, The
A bio on the vocal group that's best known for "Up, Up and Away" and "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In." Find out what they meant to Sinatra and Nixon!
A brief bio and discography of this early-70s smooth soul legend ("Killing Me Softly," "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face").
Although best known for their standard "I Only Have Eyes For You," these doo-wop legends enjoyed a number of other hits in their day. This official site tells their story in much detail, with photos.
Although remembered mainly for his 50s hit "Sea Cruise," this crooner is a Crescent City legend, renowned as the Sinatra of Swamp Pop. This is his official site; beware the background images.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie
An outstanding official site for the country legend who scored pop hits like "Sixteen Tons." A complete discography, good bio, two photo scrapbooks, an episode guide to his TV show, and much more!
Four Seasons, The
The most popular American vocal group of the 60s, next to the Beach Boys; they're responsible for such classic oldies as "Sherry" and "Walk Like A Man." From the official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.
Four Tops, The
This classic Motown vocal group is well-known for "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), and "Reach Out I'll Be There," among countless others. From the official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.
Anything a fan of America's Sweetheart could want, including video stills, a filmography, photos, discographies, regularly-updated news, tour dates, and much more!
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
Their stay at the top was brief and their subsequent demise tragic, but these doo-wop legends set the course for all boy bands to follow.
The Queen Of Soul is worshipped at this fan site, which easily outdistances her offical site at Arista. Features the best bio on the web, photos, and a discography, among other things.
Freddie and the Dreamers
There are two good discographies and one good biography here on the British Invasion darlings who gave the world songs like "I'm Telling You Now."
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
A brief bio on the 60s sunshine pop band that recorded hits like "This Diamond Ring" and "She's Just My Style."
A "dead" but informative page with a bio, discography and lyrics about Motown's most charismatic figure and one of the R&B world's most enduring legacies.
Gerry and the Pacemakers
A tribute to Gerry and the Pacemakers, makers of the classic hit that bears the site's name. A discography, a variations list, some lyrics and chords, a filmography, and more!
This influential "cool jazz" pioneer is best known for "The Girl From Ipanema" but has had a long and illustrious career which you can discover (or rediscover) here.
A solid bio and some pics of this influential trumpet player with the amazing cheeks who helped birth bop.
Gladys Knight and the Pips
A group that's defined a stylish yet emotional brand of soul for 40 years, resulting in hits like "Midnight Train To Georgia." From the official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.
One of the great tenor sax men of bop, Gordon is also well known for his Oscar-nominated role in 1986's "Round Midnight." This page features a bio and an extensive discography of Gordon both as a sideman and as a leader.
Grass Roots, The
An unofficial site that features a basic bio and lineup for the band that scored hits with "Let's Live For Today" and "Midnight Confessions."
A beautiful, even poetic official site for this paragon of Seventies soul. It's mainly one long bio, but it's a stirring portrait of Al's upbringing, his struggle with secular and sacred music, and his reconciliation.
Guess Who, The
Articles, tour dates, news, and photos about Canada's favorite sons, who are best known for "American Woman" and "These Eyes."
The uncontested king of the vibraphone and associate of Benny Goodman and Quincy Jones among others. A good outline of his life from the University of Idaho web site.
Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
Their influence on rock and roll is profound, and not just because they cut the original version of "The Twist"; they were also one of the most important R&B acts of the early 50s.
The official home page of these mid-Sixties easy-listening hitmakers ("See You In September," "Go Away Little Girl"). Mostly about their current gigs, but there's a discography of sorts and a bio.
Star of Greenwich Village in the early 60s, and later hero of Woodstock, Havens is an acoustic pioneer. He's well-represented here, with concert performances, bio, a filmography, and more.
Hawkins, Screamin' Jay
Everything you could want to know about this notorious voodoo-R&B legend, best known for his wild-man grunts and howls on songs like "I Put A Spell On You" and "Little Demon."
The Black Moses of Soul has an intriguingly different sort of official web site, one that takes him from his "Shaft" days right up through his stint as "Chef" on South Park. More of a giant press release than anything, but still very detailed.
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
A good history, very thorough discography, and bulletin board for these 60s lounge-pop icons ("This Guy's In Love With You," "A Taste Of Honey").
This is the official site created by lead Hermit and singer Peter Noone; it contains a wealth of info and has a great design and a sense of humor to boot.
A good official site with a message board, tour dates, chords, sound files, and more!
Hooker, John Lee
"The World's Greatest Blues Singer" and the man who gave us "Boom Boom" gets an extremely thorough fan tribute at this archive. Gives equal weight to his Detroit and Vee-Jay years, and also covers his later period.
An appropriately glitzy official site for this ballad king, who's best known for his big hit "Release Me." Much more information here than on most official sites, offering everything for the Englebert fan!
Ink Spots, The
THE vocal group of the postwar period. This unassuming yet amazing little site has, among much else, 78 record info, audio and video, a guide to IS impostors, a bibliography, and a day by day chronology of everything the group did during its existence!
Isley Brothers, The
Still going strong, these R&B and funk legends ("It's Your Thing," "That Lady") have a solid, up-to-date fansite here.
Not for those with slow connections, this page offers a wealth of information on this most beloved of pop-folk troubadours, including audio clips, documents, and extensive examinations of Burl's own personal values.
Jackson 5, The
A humble-looking but extremely informative site that contains discographies, photos, quotes, trivia, and sound clips from Motown's best Seventies act, in their early teen-pop phase.
The official site for the "Fujiyama Mama" herself, the most important woman in rockabilly. Write her yourself through this site!
Jan and Dean
A small but interesting fan site dedicated to the tragedy-stricken surf duo who recorded "Surf City" and "Dead Man's Curve."
Jay and the Americans
One of pop's finest Sixties vocal groups, responsible for "Cara Mia" and "Come A Little Bit Closer," among other. This bio from HistoryOfRock.com tells their story in detail.
Former member of the Crickets and Outlaw country legend Jennings is memorialized with this official site. A little too much animation, but a fine tribute and good source of info.
A cheesy but effective official site for the country legend who gave us "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and many other classics.
From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes this bio of the world's greatest jump blues artist. Jordan practically defined the postwar period with hits like "Caldonia" and "Saturday Night Fish Fry."
The man with "the mad hits" wrote, arranged, and produced some of 60s pop's most enduring hits, including Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night" - not to mention his own celebrated instrumental pop albums. It's all explored at this wonderfully designed official site.
Kathy Young and the Innocents
She's best known for "A Thousand Stars," but this ex-Innocents singer has had quite the successful performing career since. This is her official site.
One of the more progressive, ambitious, and controversial big-band bandleaders. This is technically a website for his orchestra, but it contains lots of info on Stan himself.
King, B. B.
The King of the Blues gets a great fan site here, with an extensive and knowledgable bio and discography, fan photos, tour info, song samples, and a whole section devoted to Lucille!
King, Ben E.
This page is actually just a place to book King for concerts, but it still has more info than any other site on the veteran soul singer ("Stand By Me," "Spanish Harlem").
The group that brought folk music into the mainstream; this official site follows the Trio on their modern-day tours.
The first and by far best Kinks site - so comprehensive, it has its own FAQ. Since 1994. Go here first for Kinks info.
An official site for one of the postwar period's most enduring pop vocal idols. Features news, a fan club, sound clips of his songs, and an online store!
The internet's first and best Brenda Lee fan site. See exclusive information about and photos of the lady who gave us hits like "I'm Sorry."
Lee, Miss Peggy
Much more informative than most official sites, this page details the life and career of this effortlessly elegant jazz-pop vocalist best known for "Is That All There Is?" and "Sweet Happy Life."
This organization dedicated to organ donors has a good bio on Lewis, who supports the cause. Lewis is best remembered as the ultra-romantic smooth soul songstress responsible for hits like "Hello Stranger," "Baby, I'm Yours," and "Make Me Your Baby."
Lewis. Jerry Lee
The Killer's official site keeps you up to date on all the latest, while providing multimedia glimpses at his controversial past.
An elegant and fun site devoted to the most flamboyant concert pianist of all time. Take a virtual tour of one of Lee's six homes or look at his Christmas favors!
A fan database of sorts for the folk-pop artist best known for hits like "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Sundown," featuring, among other things, lyrics, chords, a bibliography, and info on unreleased songs.
Little Anthony and the Imperials
These smooth crooners defined slick Sixties pop-soul with anthems like "Hurt So Bad" and "I Think I'm Going Out of My Head." This official site is as elegant as the group itself, and contains full bios and more. Unlike many oldies groups touring today, this lineup contains most of the original members.
The official site for rock and roll's wildest screamer; doesn't contain a lot of info, but does contain a nice selection of photos and lyrics, as well as LR news.
Lovin' Spoonful, The
These quasi-folkies haven't had John Sebastian in the group for a long time, but there's more Spoonful history on this site than on John's.
The official website for the "Coal Miner's Daughter" is a must for any Loretta fan, featuring gorgeous photos, a fan club, lots of merchandise, and info on her museum, among other things.
Mamas And The Papas, The
The best of the Mamas and Papas fansites, with a large picture gallery, lyrics, and sound files.
The best bio about this "Pink Panther" composer on the web.
Although on the surface this official band page pays tribute to the Seventies prog-rock band that scored a hit with "Blinded By The Light," there's some info about Manfred Mann's original British Invasion pop incarnation ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy," "The Mighty Quinn").
Barry Manilow's official site is the best place to find info on this cabaret-pop favorite. Discography, photos, fab club, online store, and more.
This group was most famous for wonderfully subverting classic pop ballads into primitive doo-wop forms. This is the official site.
Martha and the Vandellas
This section of history-of-rock.com takes a detailed look at this most gritty and soulful of the Motown girl groups, responsible for classics like "Heatwave," "Nowhere To Run," and "Dancing In The Street."
Motown's first important girl group, with hits like "Please Mr. Postman" and later staples of AM radio such as "Don't Mess With Bill." This bio is from history-of-rock.com.
Not as gorgeous as the official Mathis site, but this fan tribute has more content, including scanned magazine articles that really take you back to the opening years of this crooner's amazing career.
Not the official site for the "American Pie" man, but an outstanding, Don-approved fansite, with lyrics, news, concert info, articles, trivia, and lots of interactive fan stuff!
By far the best site for fans of this songstress, best-remembered for AM nuggets like "Brand New Key" and "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)." An extensive discography as well as some more personal touches, like letters from Melanie herself!
A vast database of information about this legendary pop songwriter ("Summer Wind," "Accentuate The Positive," "Fools Rush In," "That Old Black Magic"). Includes MIDIs, discographies, and much, much more.
This is the official site for the most famous of the big bandleaders. Lots of Miller merchandise for sale, as well!
A wonderfully designed official site, endorsed by Roger's widow, that sheds new light on the life and career of this pop-country mainstay ("King Of The Road," "Dang Me"). Hear his biggest hits!
This Finnish fan site has a great deal of information about the visionary hard bop bassist, his life, and his works, including a filmography and some words from the cat himself.
The greatest pianist in jezz history has a wonderful fan site here with loads of magazine articles, dissertations, a FAQ, and an extensive discography with pictures. First-rate.
Maintaining a close relationship between the band and the fans, this official site for the PreFab Four contains unique features such as rare backing tracks in mp3!
The group that first bridged smooth pop vocal group sounds and hard R&B streetcorner harmony, and eventually helped birth Motown!
This official site on the TV teen heartthrob offers the usual information on Rick/Ricky. Great design.
Well-known sessionman Nelson was rock's best-known drummer in the late 50s and early 60s, responsible for instrumentals like "Teen Beat" and "Let There Be Drums."
Country music's greatest Outlaw, the Red-Headed Stranger has an official site here that's structured like a Western town. Charming and full of any info you might need on thie legend.
An (appropriately?) goofy site for the Vegas performer best known on the pop charts for singing "Danke Schoen." Constantly updated with the latest on Wayne, but be prepared for the embedded MIDI files.
Nino Tempo and April Stevens
This brother and sister team were best known for their Grammy-winning "Deep Purple," but as this official site proves, there's much more to the story than that! Lots of photos and mp3s!
A simple yet informative page on the troubled life and groundbreaking music of this 60s folk legend.
Never mind the dead images - this site still contains more info on the leading lady of folk music than any other.