Saturday, September 13, 2014

Three-Quarters of a Million Inside The Rock Era Viewers Can't Be Wrong!

You've done it!  Your loyalty is much appreciated, and will never be forgotten.  Thanks to you, Inside The Rock Era has passed 750,000 page views, and in three-and-a-half years!

You know that we never rest on laurels, (heaven forbid...), and we have a lot planned for the rest of this year as we build up to the glorious 60th birthday of the Rock Era.  On October 1, we'll celebrate The Top 100 Artists of the Seventies*.  We will feature one artist per day, so that will take us into the new year.  We will also feature our annual salute to the Rock Era artists who passed during 2014, as well as our determinaton of The Top 10 Songs of 2014*.

For 2015, it will be magical.  For lovers, we'll salute The Top Love Songs of the Rock Era* during Valentine's Week.  The fun will just be beginning.  We will kick off our signature music special, The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era* about the time that "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & the Comets was re-released in 1955 (It was first released in 1954, but didn't catch on--which made its chart-climbing in 1955 all the more special.) 

When "Rock Around The Clock" reached #1 on July 9, it was a sea change in music.  Artists such as Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole had dominated the music charts with their style of music.  Now it was time for a new generation, and the music they liked, and the significance of "Rock Around The Clock" cannot be understated.  As is our custom, to cut the load time to a minimum, we will feature 10 songs per day in The Top 500 Songs*.  We will time the special so that the final segment will be presented on July 9, to coincide with "Rock Around The Clock" reaching #1, the official 60th birthday of the Rock Era.

We just updated The Top 100 Albums of the Rock Era* last year, and that is relatively current since the albums of today are comparatively weak.  But we will present another major music special, The Top 100 Artists of the Rock Era* in 2015 as well.  We are teasing you a bit with The Top 100 Artists of the Seventies* this fall.  But to land a spot in The Top 100 Artists for 60 years takes some doing, and that will be another special not to be missed!

We are also updating and clarifying the popular Calendar* feature as well.  When we began this website in March of 2011, we used information from respected websites to compile the information in the Calendar*.  Unfortunately, and you have helped greatly in this, we found out that those websites are incorrect.  So we recently began doing deep research to correct their mistakes and we included the dates, artists, clubs, birthdays, birth places, etc. that reflect the best available data included in the Calendar*.  Please be patient with this process--it will take several months to update the entire Calendar*!

We will also update the popular Top Unknown/Underrated* and Top Tracks* features to include current videos.  As you know, videos appear and disappear often on YouTube.  When we feature the music specials, it is best to view those videos while they are current.  But we will update all of the specials and features with current videos so that the 60th Birthday Party of the Rock Era will be gigantic blast for all music fans!

Thank-you 750,000 times for your dedicated viewership of Inside The Rock Era.  Onward and upward! 

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