It’s interesting to compare the way different composers have approached period piece films over the years. In 1938, when Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed his classic score to The Adventures of Robin Hood, there was no “period instrument” movement – what we now call “early music” was the province of scholars and theoreticians, and was hardly ever actually played by living musicians.
Fifty year ago, Chubby Checker topped the pop charts with "The Twist" and in doing so, gave rise to one of rock 'n' roll’s most iconic dance crazes. It inspired countless other dances, such as the Jerk and the Mashed Potato, and songs, including "Twistin' the Night Away," and "Twist and Shout." It also came to be emblematic of pop culture from the early 1960s. Here are several versions and spin-offs, from Checker's original cover to the employees of Sterling Cooper on "Mad Men."
Abbey Road studios, touted as the world's first custom-built recording studios, opened at number 3 Abbey Road on November 12 1931. The studios were made famous by the Beatles and granted landmarked status by the British government on February 23, 2010. Below are some highlights.