Jill Riley Feature Archive

This is the second record from Jefferson Airplane and the first to feature Grace Slick on vocals. She brought a few songs over from her previous group The Great Society, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit," which became huge hits and put the psychedelic, counterculture of San Fransisco into the mainstream. (10/16/2012)
Harry Nilsson's album "Nilsson Schmilsson was a commercial hit, with the songs "Coconut," "Jump Into the Fire" and the Badfinger cover "Without You." (10/15/2012)
Swedish pop band Abba (an acronym of members Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) made some of the best pop music of the 1970's. (10/12/2012)
Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall starred in this classic John Hughes flick. By the way, are YOU in the physics club? (10/11/2012)
Mick Jagger was a big fan of this band, he even produced some of their songs. We melted some faces with "Cult of Personality," with one of the best guitar solos ever (at least in the top 30). (10/10/2012)
Guess what? The song "Sweet Leaf" is not about grandma's tea. (10/09/2012)
The U.S. release of this record includes the song "Paint it, Black." The U.K. version has "Mother's Little Helper." (10/08/2012)
US release from The Kinks with the big hits "All Day and All of the Night" and "Tired of Waiting for You," and their respective B-sides. (10/05/2012)
After the breakup of The Runaways ("Cherry Bomb"), Joan Jett started her solo career. This record was her second release and first with her backup band The Blackhearts. (10/04/2012)
The Morning Show's Jill Riley sat down with piano man Ben Folds and drummer Darren Jessee to talk about making the first new album in over 12 years. (10/03/2012)
Steve Winwood joined The Spencer Davis Group when he was a teenager, went on to be a member of Traffic and Blind Faith, and had a successful solo career in the 80's. (10/03/2012)
Fred Schneider has one of the most distinct voices in pop music. This record had the big hits "Love Shack" and "Roam." (10/02/2012)
Rush's second album and the first to include their new drummer and lyrist Neil Peart. Let the air drumming begin. (10/01/2012)
Rare Earth was on the Motown Records subsidiary label called Rare Earth. They had hits covering Motown songs, but didn't really achieve that same success when they recorded original material. (09/28/2012)
German female singer who had most of her success in the 1960's. She changed her name from Doris to Manuela for a more exotic appeal. Thanks to all the Random Vinyl listeners for help in researching this artist! (09/27/2012)