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Here is where you’ll find links to the various credible sources that I’ve used to create videos for the Raised by Hippies Tiktok account.  

The Story of Metallica and Master of Puppets


Paul Brannigan, “Master of Puppets: How Metallica Made the Greatest Metal Album of All Time,” Louder Sound, March 3, 2022.


Interviews by Dom Lawson, “ Metallica: How We Made Master of Puppets,” The Guardian, December 6, 2016.


Sarah Jones, “Classic Track: ‘Master of Puppets,’ Metallica,” MixOnline, April 15, 2022.


Kory Grow, “Metallica Talk 30 Years of ‘Master of Puppets’: ‘We Were Just Kids,” Rolling Stone, March 2, 2016.


How The Kinks Wrote Waterloo Sunset


Far Out Staff, “The Story Behind The Song: ‘Waterloo Sunset,’” Far Out Magazine. July 2020.


Bill Demain, “The Story Behind The Song: Waterloo Sunset By The Kinks,” Louder Sound, April 23, 2014.


Joe Taysom, “This is why The Kinks Were Banned From the United Stated,” Far Out Magazine, May 28, 2020.


Phil Shaw, “The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset and a Very English Coup,” Here Comes the Song, April 12, 2017.

The Amazing Life of Buffy Sainte Marie


Andrea Warner, “From Elvis to Barbara Streisand, a Brief History of One of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Most Covered Songs,” CBC Music, December 19, 2019.


Andrea Warner, “When Buffy Sainte-Marie Met Big Bird,” The Walrus, December 4, 2019.


Andrea Warner, “Buffy Sainte-Marie: 75 Things You Need to Know About the Canadian Icon,” CBC Music, February 16, 2016.


Andrea Warner, “Buffy Sainte-Marie at 80,” Chatelaine, March 22, 2021.

The Story of the Life and Death of Klaus Nomi


Mick McStarkey, “Before Bowie: Klaus Nomi and the ‘New Wave Vaudeville’ Show,” Far Out Magazine, September 14, 2021.


Will O’Bryan, “I Remember Nomi,” Metro Weekly, May 18, 2005.


Juergen Ziemer, “The Best German Songs of All Time: Klaus Nomi - ‘Der Nussbaum,’” Rolling Stone Germany, June 8, 2021.


Sean T. Collins, “Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi : Album Review,” Pitchfork, 2019.


BYGays, “After the Fall: Remembering Klaus Nomi 30 Years Later,” Brightest Young Things.  August 6, 2013.

The Story of Elton John and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


Stateside Staff, “Without Michigan Music Fans, Elton John’s Bennie and the Jets Might’ve Never Taken Off,” Michigan Radio, June 5, 2019.


Dave Lifton, “How Bernie Taupin Rejected Fame on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Ultimate Classic Rock, May 26, 2019.

Andy Greene, “Elton John and Bernie Taupin Look Back at ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’” Rolling Stone, March 14, 2014.


Paul Sexton, “‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’: Elton John’s Path to Greatness,” U Discover Music, October 6, 2021.

The Story of Joan Jett and I Love Rock and Roll


Dave Ling, “The Complicated Journey of the Song That Catapulted Joan Jett Towards Stardom,” Louder Sound.

Jeff Giles, “ How Joan Jett Hit The Big Time With I Love Rock n Roll,” Ultimate Classic Rock, November 18,2016.


Karen Corday, “The Tragic Real-Life Story of Joan Jett,” Grunge. August 31, 2020.


Melena Ryzik, “Joan Jett” ‘ My Lot In Life is to Battle,’” The New York Times, September 27, 2018.

The Life and Death of Sister Rosetta Tharpe


Veronica Hilbring, “The Pioneer: 7 Things You Need To Know About Sister Rosetta Tharpe,” Essence, October 24, 2020.


Marissa Lorusso, “How One of Music’s Biggest Stars Almost Disappeared, And How Her Legacy Was Saved.” NPR, September 27, 2019.


Will Hermes, “Why Sister Rosetta Tharpe Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” Rolling Stone, December 13, 2017.


The Godmother of Rock & Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Directed by Mick Csaky, performance by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, BBC, Youtube,

Environmentalism in Music History - Sponsored by Dais 


John Mackie, “Fifty Years Ago, a Vancouver Benefit Concert Launched Greenpeace,” Vancouver Sun, October 15, 2020.


Matt Kemp, “If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want Your Revolution!  50 Years of Greenpeace and Music,” Greenpeace, November 7, 2021.


Matthew Wills, “How Nuclear Tests Spawned Environmentalism,” JSTOR Daily, February 15, 2018.


Kevin Drum, “Atomic Tests During the 1950s Probably Killed Nearly Half a Million Americans,” Mother Jones, December 22, 2017.


United Nations, “The Climate Crisis - A Race We Can Win,” United, 2020.


Beth Gardiner, “ Pollution Made Covid-19 Worse.  Now Lockdowns Are Cleaning the Air.” National Geographic, April 8, 2020.

Why People Care About The Sex Pistols


Steve Appleford, “John Lyden, Family Man with a Punk Attitude, Burnishes His Public Image,” Los Angeles Times, September 8, 2015.


Kory Grow, “Sex Pistols Break Down ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ Track by Track,” Rolling Stone, October 27, 2017.


Tyler Golsen, “From Sid Vicious to San Francisco: Inside the Final Year of the Sex Pistols,” Far Out Magazine, February 15, 2022.

Rob Smith and Brian Boone, “ The Sex Pistols Tragic Real Life Story,” Grunge, June 14, 2022.

The Story of Nancy Sinatra and These Boots Are Made For Walking


Patrick Doyle, “The Last Word: Nancy Sinatra on What Her Father Taught Her and How She Saved ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’” Rolling Stone, January 15, 2021.


Eve Barlow, Nancy Sinatra: ‘I married as a Virgin. In Those Days You Got Married to Have Sex,” The Irish Times, February 1, 2021.


Marta Djordjevic, “The Untold Truth of Nancy Sinatra,” Grunge, April 1, 2022.


Ayun Halliday, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’: The Story Behind Nancy Sinatra’s Enduring #1 Hit (1966)” Open Culture. February 3, 2020.


The Story of Jeff Buckley’s Grace


Jordan Runtagh, “Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace': Ten Things You Didn’t Know” Rolling Stone. August 23, 2019.


Dominique Leone, “Grace: Legacy Edition” Pitchfork, 2004.


Lucas DiBlasi, “Of Sound Mind - Jeff Buckley’s Grace,” Pitt News, February 21, 2021.


John Vetesse, “The Impact of Jeff Buckley’s Grace and Why it Matters 25 Years On,” WXPN, August 22, 2019.



How Pat Benatar Elevated the Voice of Women in Rock and Roll


Lee Davidson, Pat Benatar In The Heat of the Night: Album Review” Classic Rock History. June, 2016.,legendary%20rock%20and%20roll%20artist


Steve Pond, “Pat Benatar: This Year’s Model,” Rolling Stone, October 16, 1980.


Classic Rock, “Pat Benatar: Crimes of Passion - Album of the Week Review,” Classic Rock. March 14, 2022.


Songfacts, “Hell is For Children,” Songfacts.



The Story of Pearl Jam’s Ten - Qello


Nina Pearlman, “The Making of Pearl Jam’s Ten: From The Depths of Despair to a Bold and Defiant Debut,” Guitar World, August 27, 2021.


Stephen M. Deusner, “ Ten: Deluxe Edition - Pearl Jam Album Review,” Pitchfork, April 3, 2009.,explode%20the%20blues%2Drock%20template.


Dan Epstein, “Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know,” Rolling Stone, August 26, 2016.


Spin Team, “The Making of Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’,” Spin, December 21, 2020.



How Joy Division Changed Music in Just 2 Years


Racheed M Mani, “Epilepsy and Depression: Learning From the Ian Curtis Story,” Psychology Today, January 18, 2021.


Paul Morley, “The Sex Pistols Play the Lesser Free Hall: All of Indie Manchester Sees the Future of Music,” The Guardian, June 14, 2011.


Barry Nicolson, “ Ian Curtis: Why the Enigmatic Joy Division Frontman Remains British Indie’s Greatest Unknown Pleasure,” NME, May 18, 2020.


Eoghan Lyng, “Joy Division’s Ian Curtis Considered “Closer” a Disaster,” Far Out Magazine, May 18, 2022.

The Story of the Late Great Townes Van Zandt


Rebecca Bengal, “Booze and Ramblin’: The Blue, Wandering Life of Townes Van Zandt.” The Guardian, March 11, 2019.


Jeremy Buchard, “5 Stories That Capture Who Townes Van Zandt Was” Wide Open Country, April 28, 2020.


Michael Hall, “The Great, Late Townes Van Zandt,” Texas Monthly, March 1998.


Suzanne Van Atten, “How and Unknown Songwriter Once Saved Townes Van Zandt’s Life,” Rolling Stone, November 21, 2017.

How The Beastie Boys Made Paul’s Boutique


Nate Patrin, “Paul's Boutique - Album Review” Pitchfork.


Jason Draper, “‘Paul’s Boutique’: How Beastie Boys’ Sleeper Hit Redefined Hip Hop,” Discover Music,


Bandini, “Ad-Rock Opens Up About The Beastie Boys’ Bitter Split From Def Jam” Ambrosia For Heads,


Colleen Murphy, “The Story of Beastie Boys ‘Paul’s Boutique’” Classic Album Sundays,

How The Ramones Became The Most Influential Punk Band of All Time


Legs McNeil, “Tommy Ramone: His Story As Told To Legs McNeil,” The Hollywood Reporter, July 14, 2014.


Mikal Gilmore, “The Curse of the Ramones,” Rolling Stone, May 19 2016.


Devin Gannon, “On This Day in 1974, The Ramones Played Their First gig At CBGB in the East Village,” 6sqft, August 16, 2017.


Graham Hartmann, “46 Years Ago: Ramones Release Their Self-Titled Debut Album” Loudwire, April 23, 2022.

How Ric Ocasek and The Cars Paved the Way for New Wave


Micheal Gallucci, “How The Cars Rolled Into The Mainstream With Their First LP,” Ultimate Classic Rock, June 21, 2013.


David Browne, “The Mystery of Rick Ocasek: He Tried for Happiness But Underneath was A. Lot of Pain,” Rolling Stone, October 18, 2019.


Cameron B. Gunnoe, “The Pop Rock Mastery of The Cars’ Debut Album,” Classic Rock History, October 2021.


Andrew Unterberger, “The Cars’ 15 Greatest Songs: Critics Picks” Billboard, September 16, 2019.

The Story of David Bowie and Rebel Rebel


Uncut, “David Bowie Wrote Rebel Rebel to Piss Mick Jagger Off,” Uncut. February 26, 2014.


Andy Greene, “David Bowie Reissuing Rebel Rebel on It’s 40th Anniversary” Rolling Stone. January 14, 2014.


Joe Taysom, “How John Mcenroe Upset David Bowie with ‘Rebel Rebel’” Far Out Magazine, November 3, 2021.


Sean O’Neal, “ David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ and the Look That Never Dies” AVClub, October 16, 2014.

The Story of Nina Simone’s Ain’t Got No/ I Got Life - Sponsored by Qello Concerts


Brookes, Daphne (2016) “‘I Ain’t Got No, I Got Life,’ #Oscarssowhite and The Problem of Women Musicians on Film” Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved April 14, 2022.


Jeremy Allen, “Nina Simone - 10 Of The Best” The Guardian. March 2, 2016.


Song Meanings and Facts, “‘Ain’t Got No, I Got Life’ by Nina Simone,” Song Meanins and Facts. March 11, 2021.


Claudia Roth Pierpont, “A Raised Voice” New Yorker, August 3, 2014.

The Story of the Grateful Dead and American Beauty


Andy Zwerling, “American Beauty” Rolling Stone, December 24, 1970.


Jeff Giles, “How The Grateful Dead Rose Above Hard Times on American Beauty,” Ultimate Classic Rock, November 1, 2015.


Classic Album Sundays, “The Story of The Grateful Dead: American Beauty,” Classic Album Sundays, Accessed April 14, 2022.


Andy Crush, “Grateful Dead, American Beauty,” Pitchfork, October 31, 2021.

The Story of 4 Non Blondes and What’s Up

David Browne, “Linda Perry: My Life in 15 Songs,” Rolling Stone, January 26, 2019.


Saeed Saeed, “‘Worst Song Ever’: 90s’s Anthem ‘What’s Up’ by 4 Non Blondes Gets 1 Billion Streams on Youtube.” The National, February 18, 2021.


Andy Greene, “Linda Perry Forms New Band, Admits She Never Liked 4 Non Blondes” Rolling Stone, March 30, 2011.

The Story of Kurt Cobain and All Apologies


Erin Lyndal, “All in All is All We Are: The Two Sides of “All Apologies” Erin Lyndal, November 5, 2019.


Konstantinos Pappis, “A Deep Dive Into Nirvana’s All Apologies,” Our Culture Magazine, June 7, 2020.


Alan Siegel, “Three Feet From God: An Oral History of Nirvana “Unplugged,”” The Ringer. November 14, 2018.


David Fricke, “Krist Novoselic on Kurt’s Writing Process and the ‘In Utero’ Aesthetic,” Rolling Stone, October 3, 2013.

The Story of Layne Staley and Man in the Box


Robin A. Rothman, “Layne Staley Found Dead,” Rolling Stone, April 22, 2002.


Joseph Corney, “9 Interesting Facts About Alice in Chains,” Spinditty, November 13, 2021


Steve Huey, “Alice in Chains - Man in the Box” AllMusic.


Corey Irwin, “How Grunge Briefly Took Over the World,” Ultimate Classic Rock, September 13, 2021.


Darragh McManus, “Just 20 Years On, Grunge Feels Like Ancient History,” The Guardian, October 31, 2008.


Oasis and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory (Sponsored by Qello Concerts)


Jolie Lash, “Oasis: Looking Back on ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory?” At 25,” Spin Magazine, October 15, 2020.


Dan Hyman, “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Oasis’ ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” Rolling Stone, October 2, 2015.


Tom Howard, “The Full Story Behind Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger,” NME, February 19, 2016.


Joe Taysom, “How Noel Gallagher Transformed The Fortunes of Oasis,” Far Out Magazine, October 19, 2021.


How Billy Joel Wrote Piano Man


Jeff Giles, “How Billy Joel Pushed Forward with Piano Man” Ultimate Classic Rock. November 9, 2015.


Stephen Thomas Erlewine, “Artist Biography: Billy Joel,” AllMusic, 2022.


“The Story of Piano Man by Billy Joel,” Smooth Radio. June 13, 2018.


Clare Fitzgerald, “The Real Story Behind Billy Joel’s Generation Defying ‘Piano Man” Vintage News November 1, 2021.

The Story of Marvin Gaye and What’s Going On?


Vince Aletti, “What’s Going On?” Rolling Stone, August 5, 1971.


Tina Steptoe, “Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On Is Just As Relevant Today as It was in 1971” Smithsonian Magazine, May 18, 2021.


Pete Morey, “50 Things You Need to Know About Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On” CBC, July 22, 2016.


Andrew Hultkrans, “Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On: 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’” Spin Magazine, June 7, 2011

5 Facts About Taylor Hawkins


Nicholas Vrchoticky and Eric Meisfjord, “The Untold Truth of the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins,”, March 26, 2022.


Taylor Hawkins, “Rock Icons: Freddie Mercury by Taylor Hawkins,” Louder Sound, May 2, 2016.


Althea Legaspi, “Taylor Hawkins, Dave Navarro, Chris Chaney Drop New Songs as NHC,” Rolling Stone, September 17, 2021.


Kat Bouza, “Foo Fighters “Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50” Rolling Stone, March 26, 2022.

How Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools Became an Anthem For the Vietnam War


Jared Keller, “Aretha Franklin Inadvertently Recorded One of Vietnam’s Best Protest Songs”, August 17, 2018.


Jon Dolan, “Aretha’s Greatest Albums: ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ (1967),” Rolling Stone,


Jared Keller, “Aretha Franklin Wasn’t Just The Queen of Soul - She Was Also The Godmother of the Protest Song,” Pacific Standard Magazine, August 17, 2018.

The Story of Kylie Minogue and I Just Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Dominique Leone, “Albums : Fever - Kylie Minogue” Pitchfork Media, April 1, 2002.

Patrick Campbell, “A Love Letter to Kylie Minogue’s ‘Fever’, The Album That Helped Me Find My Queerness,”, November 26, 2020.

Cameron Adams, “20 Years of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Fever’ : A Deep Dive” I Like Your Old Stuff. October 5, 2021.

Simon Browning, “Kylie Minogue, How Our Obsession is Driving Her Success,” BBC. July 2, 2019.

How Jimmy Buffett Wrote Margaritaville


Brian Boon, “The Untold Truth of Jimmy Buffett,”, October 19, 2020.


Brookes Barnes, “Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ is a State of Mind, and an Empire,” The New York Times. April 23, 2016.


Perri Ormont Blumberg, “Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ is Inspired by These Two Southern Cities." Southern Living. September 24, 2020.

The Story of Tracy Chapman and her Fast Car


Rick Moore, “Tracy Chapman, ‘Fast Car,’” American Songwriter. 2018.


Tim Grierson, “”Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ Always Sounds New” Mel Magazine.  2021.


David Browne, “Fast Car: The Rebirth of Tracy Chapman’s Hard Luck Anthem. Rolling Stone.


The Story of Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen


Brian Hiatt, “Exclusive: How Bruce Springsteen Wrote and Recorded Born in the USA” Rolling Stone, March 24, 2019


Daoud Tyler-Ameen, “What Does Born in the USA Really Mean?” NPR. March 26, 2019.

Jim Beviglia, “Behind the Song: Bruce Springsteen ‘Born in the USA,” American Songwriter.

The Story of Buffalo Springfeild and For What it’s Worth

David Browne, “For What It’s Worth : Inside Buffalo Springfield’s Classic Protest Song,” Rolling Stone, November 11, 2016.


Mick Starkey, “The making of Stephen Stills and Neil Young: Revisiting Buffalo Springfield's significant debut album,” Far Out Magazine. December 5, 2021.


Danny Hajek, “A Thousand People In The Street: 'For What It's Worth' Captured Youth In Revolt,” WBUR. February 20, 2019


How Thin Lizzy Wrote the Boys are Back in Town


Tom Taylor, “The Story Behind the Song: Thin Lizzy’s weekend anthem ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’,” Far Out Magazine. April 23, 2021.


Ciara Knight, “8 questions that need answering following reports that 'The Boys Are Back In Town’,”


Malcolm Dome, “The story behind the song: Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back In Town,” Louder Sound. June 26, 2020.


Patrick Freyne, “Phil Lynott: ‘I Didn’t Know How Shy He Was…” The Irish Times. December 26, 2020.

How John Fogerty Wrote Fortunate Son


Tom Taylor, “The Classic Protest Song That Creedence Clearwater Revival Wrote in 20 Minutes,” Far Out Magazine. September 10, 2021.


Rick Moore, “Behind the Song: Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Fortunate Son,” American Songwriter. February 2021.


Eric Pilgrim, “52 Years Later, Rock Legend Fogerty Remembers Time in Army,” Fort Knox News. September 20, 2019.


Fraser Lewry, “Creedence Clearwater Revival Launch First Ever Official Video For Fortunate Son,” Classic Rock Magazine. June 28, 2018.


Andy Green, “John Fogerty Sends Cease and Desist to Trump Campaign Over Use of ‘Fortunate Son’ at Rallies,” Rolling Stone. October 16, 2020.


Five Facts About the Glastonbury Festival


Glastonbury Festival, “History of the Glastonbury Festival,” Glastonbury Festival.


Drew Wardle, “When Was the First-Ever Glastonbury Festival?” Far Out Magazine. May 16, 2021.


El Hunt, “Hippies in bloomers, army bell tents and Stackridge,” NME. September 19, 2019.


Five Songs You Might Not Have Known Were Written By Carole King


Jon Landau, “Tapestry,” Rolling Stone. April 29, 1971.


Mikael Wood, “‘Tapestry' at 50: How Carole King 'Bet On Herself' To Record a Singer-Songwriter Classic” Los Angeles Times. February 4, 2021.


King, Carole. Interview.  By David Letterman. Late Night With David Letterman. NBC. August 26, 1982.


Jordan Runtagh, “10 Songs You Didn’t Know Carole King Wrote” Rolling Stone. February 9, 2017.

Five Facts About Mark Lanegan


Kory Grow, “Mark Lanegan on Why Kurt Cobain’s Death Still Haunts Him, How Courtney Love Saved His Life,” Rolling Stone. April 23, 2020.


Paul Brannigan, “The Music World Pays Tribute to the Late Mark Lanegan,” Louder. February 22, 2022.


Mark Lanegan, “Anthony Bourdain Remembered by Mark Lanegan,” The Observer - The Guardian. December 16, 2018.