Saturday, July 9, 2011

Famous Bands Featured on TIME’s Cover Story

There are hundreds of popular bands all over the world but only a few have had the privilege and honor to be featured in the cover of one of the world’s most respected and popular magazine – TIME Magazine.
Aside from being famous rock bands what do The Beatles, The Band, The Who, U2 and The Rolling Stones have in common? Well, they were all featured in the cover of TIME magazine, one of the most famous magazines in the world.

One of the most coveted dreams of every person whether he/she's a writer; entertainer, athlete, political leader, or anybody else is to be featured in the cover of Time magazine which is recognized as one of the most respected magazines and widely read in the world. 

Here's a list of bands that made it to the Time's feature cover.

1.) The Beatles

The Beatles were featured in Time's Cover Story on September 22, 1967. The band consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England formed in 1960. They are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. The Beatles are the best-selling musical group in history. They have sold more albums in the US than any other band. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Artists of All Time. The Beatles are the world's best-selling musical group of all time, selling over a billion records worldwide. The Beatles have had more number one albums (15) than any other group in UK chart history. The Beatles broke television ratings records in the U.S. with their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show with over 73 million people viewing. 

Some of their greatest albums from 1963 to 1967 were Please Please Me, A Hard Day's Night, Help, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and others.

2.) The Band

The Band was featured in the cover of Time magazine on January 12, 1970. Members of The Band include Robbie Robertson - guitar and vocals, Rick Danko - bass and vocals, Levon Helm - drums and vocals, Richard Manuel - keyboard, vocals and drums and Garth Hudson - keyboards and saxophone.

The band was a Canadian- American rock group, active from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999. They have been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them #50 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. 

Some of their most popular singles and albums include Go Go Liza Jane, Twilight, Music from Big Pink, The Band and Stage Fright.

3.) The Who  

The Who was Time magazine's featured cover on December 17, 1979. Members of the famous band include Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Kenny Jones and John Entwistle. They are an English rock band that formed in 1964. The band are regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s and "70s, and recognized as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. 

The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and won the first annual Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement in Live Music Award in 2006. They received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988 and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001, for creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording. Tommy was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, “My Generation” in 1999 and Who’s Next in 2007.

The Who's greatest hit singles/albums were My Generation, I can't Explain, I can See for Miles, Tommy, Live at Leeds, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, and Who Are You among others.

4.) U2

U2 rock group was Time magazine featured cover on April 27, 1987. U2 is a rock band in 1976 from Dublin, Ireland. It is consists of Bono - vocal and guitar, The Edge - guitar, keyboards and vocals, Adam Clayton - bass guitar and Larry Mullen, Jr. - drums and percussions. U2 have sold more than 170 million albums worldwide and have won more Grammy Awards than any other band. In 2005, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone Magazine listed U2 at #22 in their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

Some of the greatest albums of U2 are Boy (1980), October (1981), War (1983), The Unforgettable Fire (1984), The Joshua Tree (1987) and many others.

5.) The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones became Time magazine featured cover on September 4, 1989. The Rolling Stones are an English band formed in London in 1962. This famous rock and roll band consist of Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and in 2004 they were ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artist of All Time. 

The Rolling Stones greatest hits include (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Angie, Ruby Tuesday, Wild Horses to name a few.

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