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#Sleeveface: These Creative Fans Used Record Covers to Bring Their Favorite Albums to Life

We've all had the fantasy of bringing our favorite albums to life. Album covers can create feelings of excitement, nostalgia and sometimes an ability to think outside of the box. Nowadays it's a rarity to see musician's face plastered on the front their album cover; many have now taken advantage of this amazing concept. See how these creative superfans brought their favorite album covers to life; creating an extension of themselves and their favorite musicians.
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Queen Guitarist, Brian May Thinks It’s Time for Another Live Aid

Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was a benefit concert put together to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Arguably, the most monumental set in the concert's star-studded line up was the twenty-one-minute performance put on by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, aka. Queen. Guitarist, Brian May has enthusiastically expressed his desire to put on another concert of such scale, this time to tackle threats of climate change.
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When Stars Align: Rarely Seen Photos from The 1985 Live Aid Concert

On July 13th, 1985 an ongoing music-based fundraiser inspired the first dual-venue benefit concert in music history. The Live Aid initiative, encouraged like-minded performances around the world and was the largest-scale television broadcast of its time. Looking back, it seems as though every major rock act on Earth participated at this transcontinental event. Big names such as Elton John, Madonna, U2, Bob Dylan, and of course Queen were all on the Live Aid lineup. Here is a look back at some of the most memorable moments of the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert.
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72 Years of Rocket Man: The Remarkable Tale of Elton John

The minute Reggie Dwight changed his name to Elton John, it became set in stone that this man was going to be a hit! Coming from a small town in England, no one was ready for the ways this talented songwriter would hit centre stage! Popular Everything is exploring the journey Elton John took to become world class royalty.
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Rihanna is the Richest Female Musician in the World

It's official, singer, fashion designer, and actress, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is the worlds wealthiest female musician in the world. In Forbe's annual list of America's Richest Self-Made Women for 2019, Rihanna topped the list as the highest paid woman in the music industry. With an estimated net worth of $600 million, her fortune is greater than both Madonna and Beyonce. The Barbadian singer has sold more than 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks and currently stands as the second best-selling digital artist of all time, second only to Drake. Her music was not the only thing that contributed to her wealth.
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The Bird Is Back: Woodstock Festival’s 50th Birthday Bash

Get excited, as Woodstock 50 is coming this summer! In celebration of their golden anniversary, the festival which celebrates music, culture, and community is headed to Upstate New York. What makes this all the more special is that one of the four original co-founders of the 1969 bash, Michael Lang, is entirely responsible for it. All of us at Popular Everything are delighted to let you know all the ins and outs of this long-awaited music festival.
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The Muse Behind the Music: Meet the People Who Inspired Some of the Best Songs in History

A good song is one that is both moving and relatable to audiences across the world. Some of our histories most iconic songs have real-life backstories and for many, their lyrics were inspired by people that somehow made a difference in the musicians lives. These people might be old girlfriends, personal heroes, or random chance encounters. Here are the inspirations behind some of the most beautiful songs today. You might just recognize some of these names.
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From Rags to Riches: The Evolution of the Multi-Talented Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton may seem like a pretty face with a good voice but she's way more than that. The updated truth about this magnificent lady is that she is a singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Her success took her from rags and riches, but not without loads of effort and roadblocks in between. The evolution of a girl from the mountains to a Hall of Famer is absolutely incredible.
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