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  • Jim Steinman 1947-2021
    It is with sadness that we learned that Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Steinman passed away Monday from long-term health problems.   Often referred to as "the Wagner of Rock," Steinman is, of course, best…
  • Buried Treasure: The United States of America (1968)
    One album from that great era of psychedelic rock is the self-titled album by a group that called itself The United States of America. The group was led by an avant-garde composer intensely interested in…
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  • Supergroups of the Sixties - The Searchers
    When Beatlemania exploded across America, record labels began scouring England and specifically Liverpool looking from groups that might be able to follow the Fab Four up the charts. One of the first to accomplish this…
  • The Story Behind the Song: Sally Go Round the Roses
    One of the simplest, yet most haunting songs of the 1960s, “Sally Go Round the Roses” hit right before the start of Beatlemania in August of 1963. The record is credited to a one-hit wonder,…
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  • Let’s All Sing Together
    While a great many rock bands follow in the mold of Mick Jagger & the Rolling Stones or Freddie Mercury & Queen where one member primarily handles the lead vocals, some of rock’s most successful…
  • Why Cover Songs?
    One question we get asked often is about the cover songs here at Boomtown America. 3 reasons: Cover versions put the focus on the song: In our parents’ era, there were few singer/songwriters. As such,…