Posts from: Eclectic Ladyland

Estelle Axton: The First Lady of Stax

The name Stax Records is synonymous with soul music. But did you know that the legendary label of black artists like Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Wilson Pickett, and Isaac Hayes was co-founded by a... Read More »

Who’s the Vainest of Them All?

When it comes to the mating habits of female rock singers, today's divas ain't got nothin' on Carly Simon. Taylor Swift may date and dump a dime-a-dozen variety of pop-boys simply to fuel her... Read More »

The Heroine of Hang on Sloopy

"Hang on, Snoopy, Snoopy hang on." At least that's what I thought the band was singing until I bought that seminal 1965 single by The McCoys, and realized that Snoopy was actually Sloopy. But... Read More »