Breaking through the US main audience in 1967 and releasing his last studio album in 1968, Jimi Hendrix was a flying star in the rock music scene of his time.
In spite of his very short career, passing away at 27 in 1970, his imprint is indelible in the history of music. He brought guitar play to another dimension while dropping multiple classic tunes in the making.
As every new musician goes through a Hendrix phase during their learning process, his commercial success is also far greater than one might expect given his apparent small output.
If the life of some singers is worth a movie, Neil Young‘s journey would better fit into a television series.
The Canadian singer-songwriter is up to 43 studio albums on top of key contributions to multiple bands.
Apart from his amazing musical career, he also directed various movies, founded the annual benefit concert Farm Aid, is a well-known environmental activist, supports many social actions, all of it while taking care of his 3 children who face strong health issues.
Now 75, we pay tribute to one of the most influential artists of all-time, the one who’s the prime responsible of the Grunge movement, by reviewing his career as we do best, in numbers!
It has been 5 years since ChartMasters.org is online. It started with a large string of articles about the best selling albums of all-time in France, articles which served to created the comprehensive top sellers list.
Several years later, we are back on it to update all numbers and add albums which crossed the magical 1 million threshold.
Back in late 70s, The Police were among the new wave artists who led media to start talking about the second British invasion. This terms refers to a multitude of UK acts suddenly becoming successful in the US.
Very few of them had the lasting impact of their mid-60s predecessors. Among those who did, U2 reign supreme over this generation, while the success of The Police has been impressive too.
Who’s popular in South Africa? A lot of information is available for many countries from Europe or America, but what about the main African market?
The few bits of data which emerged relate to artists from the 80s onwards, with the likes Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Celine Dion doing very well there. Who was at the top of the game before them, during the 70s?
Do you have any idea of what was popular in Mexico during the 70s? Which international music star struck them the most? Was it Simon & Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, or Elton John? Where they crazy about the former Beatles, or instead more into ABBA? Or Queen, or the Bee Gees? What about Pink Floyd then, was there a mania surrounding them as it happened in many places? Last but not least, how strong was the impact of Elvis Presley‘s passing?
After going through the fantastic atmosphere of the 80s in this country, do you wanna know which were Brazil’s top foreign sellers of the 70s? If you search for “Brazil 70s” on Google, everything you find is related to their legendary win at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. If you want to know which sound, which music genre, which singers and which bands Brazilians were crazy about at the time you are at the correct place!
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