The Rainbow Music Hall became one of the nation’s top music showcases, a legend built by the acts that graced its stage, top-notch sound and lighting systems, and a certain intimacy in the 1,400-seat room.
An early-1960s winter spent playing a coffeehouse on Boulder’s University Hill began a two-time Hall of Fame career.
The enormous impact of MTV’s revolutionary all-video format of the early 1980s transformed a slew of artists into iconic acts. Brian Brainerd’s portrait photography cemented the golden age of their appearances in Colorado.
Guitarist and songwriter Gary Rossington, the last surviving original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, died March 5, 2023. He was 71.
Colorado-born-and-bred Gary Stites had a big hit in April 1959 when “Lonely for You” peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard singles chart.
Classical violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor was born in Denver and grew up on his family’s ranch in Morrison. He made his solo debut with the Denver Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten and began touring as a soloist and winning numerous national contests while a teenager. Dubbed “the Mick Jagger of the violin,” he made international headlines… more ≫
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Each volume of the award-winning On Record series gathers over 200 limited and extraordinary images and 100 interview-based profiles spotlighting an array of musical artists.
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