Sweet are a British glam rock band that reached worldwide fame in the 1970s. Originally called Sweetshop
A glass of ruby wine, a god in love His woman that they left alone to die Upon an island, abandoned by man
Artist: Thomas Jones Born: 26 September 1742, Cefnllys, Wales Nationality: Welsh Died: 29 April 1803, Wales
Well you're dirty and sweet Clad in black don't look back and I love you You're dirty and sweet, oh yeah
Artist: James Collinson Born: 9 May 1825, Mansfield, England English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Died: 24 January 1881, London, UK
Joan Jett Born: 22 September 1958, Pennsylvania, USA American Joan Marie Larkin, better known as Joan Jett, is a rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and actress.
Artist: William Morris Born: 24 March 1834, Essex, England Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 3 October 1896, Middlesex, UK
I walk a lonely road The only one that I have ever known Don't know where it goes But it's only me, and I walk alone
Title: Bird Romance Date: 1946 Movement: Surrealism Artist: JWG (Jock) MacDonald Born: 31 March 1897, Thurso, Scotland Canadian Died: 3 December 1960, Toronto, Canada
America is a rock band formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley. All three sons of US Air Force personnel met when their parents were stationed in London and began performing live.
Artist: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet Born: 28 August 1833, Birmingham, UK Nationality: English Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 17 June 1898, London, UK
Title: Tomb near Cairo Date: 1833 Movement: Realism
Jefferson Airplane was a rock band from San Francisco, California formed in 1965. They are one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock and defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first Bay Area group to achieve commercial success internationally.
Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Born: 12 May 1828, London, UK Nationality: British Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Died: 9 April 1882, Kent, UK
Shinedown are an American rock band formed in 2001. The group has released six albums and has thirteen #1 singles to their credit.
Artist: Leon Spilliaert Born: 28 July 1881, Ostend, Belgium Nationality: Belgian Movement: Symbolism Died: 23 November 1946, Brussels, Belgium
Led Zeppelin is an English rock band formed in 1968 in London. The line-up consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, John Paul Jones on bass and keyboards and drummer John Bonham.
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Released in 1973, 20th Century Boy and reached number 3 in the UK Singles Charts. It was also a bonus track on the reissue of the 1973 album Tanx.
Taking their name from Aldous Huxley’s book ‘The Doors of Perception’, the Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965. Unique for their time, they are among the most controversial and influential bands of the 1960s
https://youtu.be/RvMxqcgBhWQ The Sex Pistols were a punk band from London. They initiated the punk movement in the UK, inspiring many punk rock bands and later alternative musicians. Despite a career of just two and half years resulting in four singles and the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols they are … Continue reading Sex Pistols: God save the Queen
Title: Pharaoh’s Handmaidens Date: 1883 Movement: Pre-Raphaelite Artist: The Honourable John Maler Collier British 1850 – 1934 John Maler Collier was a leading artist and author. He was one of the m0st noted portrait painters of his time. From 1875 he studied at the Munich Academy. Both his marriages were to the daughters of … Continue reading Pharaoh’s Handmaidens by John Collier
https://youtu.be/7-iRf9AWoyE Formed in Leyton, North London, Iron Maiden is a heavy metal band. Formed in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris the band’s discography has grown to thirty-eight albums. Iron Maiden are pioneers of the new wave of British heavy metal from the 1980’s onwards. Number of the Beast, originally released in … Continue reading Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast
Title: Mural of Human Rights, Emblem UN Date: 1953 Movement: Muralism Artist: Vela Zanetti Spanish 1913 – 1999 Jose Vela Zanetti was a painter and muralist. He worked predominantly in Spain, the Dominican Republic and the USA. His first solo exhibition was held in Leon in 1931. His father was executed for his socialist beliefs … Continue reading Mural of Human Rights Emblem UN by Vela Zanetti
https://youtu.be/BLbi6y4ktgc David Bowie 1947 – 2016 David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, was a singer, songwriter and actor. He was renowned as a leading figure of innovative and popular music from his first album in 1967 until his death in 2016. In a fight over a girl, he was punched in the … Continue reading David Bowie: The Jean Genie
Title: Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow Date: 1866 Movement: Romanticism Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Dutch 1836 – 1912 Laurens Alma Tadema, better known as Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, was one of the most highly renowned Romantic artists of the late 19thC. He changed the spelling of his name to the more English Lawrence while making his … Continue reading Lesbia Weeping Over a Sparrow by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
https://youtu.be/np8GaFHD9Lg Formed in Leyton, North London, Iron Maiden is a heavy metal band. Formed in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris the band’s discography has grown to thirty-eight albums. Iron Maiden are pioneers of the new wave of British heavy metal from the 1980’s onwards. Aces High, written by Steve Harris, is Iron … Continue reading Iron Maiden: Aces High
Title: Watched Date: 1925 Style: Dada Artist: Hannah Hoch German 1889 – 1978 Anna Therese Johanne Hoch is best known for her work of the Weimar period. She was one of the originators of Photomontage, a type of collage of actual photographs. Key themes in her work were androgyny, political discourse and shifting gender roles. … Continue reading Watched by Hannah Hoch
https://youtu.be/LTYvjrM6djo David Bowie 1947 - 2016 David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, was a singer, songwriter and actor. He was renowned as a leading figure of innovative and popular music from his first album in 1967 until his death in 2016. In a fight over a girl, he was punched in … Continue reading David Bowie: Blue Jean
Title: A Favourite Custom Date: 1909 Movement: Romanticism Artist: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Dutch 1836 – 1912 Laurens Alma Tadema, better known as Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, was one of the most highly renowned Romantic artists of the late 19thC. He changed the spelling of his name to the more English Lawrence while making his niche in … Continue reading A Favourite Custom by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
https://youtu.be/KYh7PwDo3Iw The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) formed in Birmingham, UK in 1970. The fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical orchestration and futuristic iconography characterised their music. In their first 14 years, they sold over 50 million records worldwide and collected numerous awards. ELO still holds the record for the most Billboard Hot 100 top 40 … Continue reading Electric Light Orchestra: Don’t Bring Me Down
Title: Spring in the Country Date: 1941 Movement: Regionalism Artist: Grant Wood American 1891 – 1942 Grant DeVoison Wood was best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. He enrolled in the Handicraft Guild (now a prominent artist collective) in 1910. Between 1922 and 1928 Wood travelled to Europe to study impressionism and … Continue reading Spring in the Country
https://youtu.be/JK2hKzZss5Y Wings, a British rock band, was formed in 1971 by Paul and Linda McCartney. Renowned for frequent line-up changes the core trio of the McCartneys and guitarist Denny Laine remained the same until 1981. Live and Let Die was specifically written and composed for the 1973 James Bond movie of the same title. It … Continue reading Wings: Live and Let Die
Title: Before a Thunderstorm Date: 1868 Movement: Realism Artist: Fyodor Vasilyev Russian 1850 – 1873 Fyodor Vasilyev Fyodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev was a landscape artist who introduced a lyrical style to Russian art. He was considered an illegitimate child even though his parents married when was four years old. He had to earn a living from … Continue reading Before a Thunderstorm
https://youtu.be/5wCUlPNlQuA Artist: The Rolling Stones Title: Paint It Black The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are a rock band formed in 1962 in London, UK. They were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the USA that identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Paint It … Continue reading The Rolling Stones: Paint It Black
Title: Girl with Sailboat Date: 1899 Movement: Impressionism Artist: Edmund Charles Tarbell American 1862 – 1938 Edmund Charles Tarbell Edmund Charles Tarbell was an American Impressionist painter. He was a leading member of the Guild of Boston Artists from its beginnings in 1914. He was also a popular teacher at the Museum School, Due to … Continue reading Girl with Sailboat
https://youtu.be/qewFpK18Os8 Artist: Moody Blues The Moody Blues are a rock band formed in Birmingham, UK in 1964. Their second album Days of Future Passed, was a fusion of rock with classical music establishing the band as pioneers in the development of art and progressive rock. Title: I’m Just a Singer ‘I’m Just a Singer’ is … Continue reading Moody Blues: I’m Just a Singer
Title: Portrait of the Future Countess Henri de Boisgelin Date: 1923 Movement: Art Nouveau Artist: Leon Bakst Russian 1866 – 1924 Leon Bakst Leyb-Khaim Izrailevich Rosenberg, better known as Leon Bakst was a painter and scene and costume designer. He was a member of the Sergei Diaghilev circle and with the Ballet Russes, he designed … Continue reading Portrait of the Future Countess Henri de Boisgelin
https://youtu.be/lHomCiPFknY Title: My Name is Ruin Date: 2017 Artist: Gary Numan English 1958 - Gary Numan Gary Anthony James Webb, better known as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. He currently lives with his family in California, USA.
Title: A Song Without Words Date: 1919 Movement: Neoclassicism Artist: John William Godward English 1861 – 1922 John William Godward Godward was an English painter from the end of the Neoclassic era. He studied under Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but the style of painting fell out of fashion giving way to Modern Art. Godward committed suicide … Continue reading A Song Without Words
https://youtu.be/HPkTGm4RtVM Joan Jett I Hate Myself for Loving You
Title: Robert, Helen and Ed Date: 1952 Movement: Expressionism Artist: Alice Neel American 1900 – 1984
https://youtu.be/HKtsdZs9LJo Cage the Elephant Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked
Title: Children Playing on the Beach Date: 1884 Movement: Impressionism Artist: Mary Cassatt American 1844 - 1926
https://youtu.be/cBojbjoMttI Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK
Title: Madame Monet and Child Date: 1875 Movement: Impressionism Artist: Claude Monet French 1840 – 1926
Not rock, but a rock of an anthem that has been with me forever and a day. It keeps me going when I have nothing of my own to fall back on. So instead of the track I had planned for this post, I am going with Rhydian as I need this right now. Yeahp, … Continue reading Rhydian: Impossible Dream
Title: Grevy’s Zebra Date: 1982 Movement: Pop Art Artist: Andy Warhol American 1928 – 1987
https://youtu.be/LQUXuQ6Zd9w Black Sabbath War Pigs