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  • By Johnny Cole There have been many iconic female figures in pop music history, but only one truly deserves the title of “The Queen of Pop,” and that is Madonna Louise Ciccone. No other music artist in history has evolved and successfully reinvented themself as often as Madonna. With a career spanning more than four decades, Madonna has accomplished everything she set out to do in the early 80s. During…

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  • By Johnny Cole . Photos by Stephen Anderson . Art by Robby Amonett . Thanks to very loyal readers and like-minded music fans, The Southland Music Line entered its 11th year in October of 2023. Our first ten years saw a number of changes, but our mission has always remained the same. We are still on a pilgrimage in search of the best music. The First Ten Years In early 2012, Rosco…

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  • Compiled by Johnny Cole . Next Page >1 | 2 | 3 The Rolling Stones, the most enduring band in rock & roll history, are back with a brand new studio album of new material. They released Hackney Diamonds on October 20, 2023, to positive reviews, while debuting at #1 in multiple countries around the globe. Their single “Angry” will likely be listed as my top song of 2023. What The…

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  • < Previous Page  |  Next Page> 1 | 2 | 3 ● 101. “You Got the Silver” (the seventh track on Let it Bleed, 1969) *Keith Richards on lead vocals. ● 102. “Carol” (recorded in 1964; first album appearance – UK: The Rolling Stones, 1964 / US: England’s Newest Hit Makers, 1964) *written and originally recorded by Chuck Berry in 1958. ● 103. “What a Shame” (the B-side to 1964’s…

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  • Rolling Stones’ special anniversary exhibit at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH (2013) Photo by J. Cole. < Previous Page  1 | 2 | 3 ● 301. “I Just Want to See His Face” (the thirteenth track on the double album Exile on Main St., 1972) ● 302. “Yesterday’s Papers” (recorded in 1966; first album appearance – UK/US editions of Between the Buttons, 1967) ● 303.…

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  • By Robby Amonett .Additional Commentary .by Johnny Cole .Photos by Stephen Anderson When asked to contribute this article, I was both ecstatic and overwhelmed but in truth I was deeply honored. The Southland Music Line is proud to announce this year’s recipient of the Music Artist of the Year, Carey Hudson, a living legend. Carey Hudson is from the small Mississippi town of Sumrall. He has an impressive history of…

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  • By Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Recently while discussing Summerlyn Power’s song “Healing Like I Am” with a multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, he expressed how much he enjoyed her unique approach to an atypical song about a breakup. Interestingly, the song recognizes the hurt, heartbreak, and healing on both sides of the equation. As Powers light-heartedly describes it “the nicest breakup song ever written.” For the most part, she very…

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  • Photos by Stephen AndersonCommentary by Johnny Cole The Southland Music Line wants to take this occasion to remember Jimmy Buffett, who we lost on this Labor Day weekend. Jimmy Buffett, singer-songwriter, best-selling author, and successful entrepreneur, was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Christmas Day in 1946. Buffett was 76 at the time of his passing. Truthfully, there was and will only be one Jimmy Buffett. Shocked Parrot Heads, Buffett’s huge and devoted…

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  • By Johnny Cole “Dedicated to Annie” Back in 1989 when I first became aware of the Scottish band, Texas, I quickly recognized something very special about them, in particular their lead singer Sharleen Spiteri. She and Johnny McElhone founded Texas in 1986. They took their band name from the 1984 Wim Wenders movie Paris, Texas. The band released their debut album Southside in 1989, along with the debut single “I Don’t Want a…

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  • By Johnny Cole TINA TURNER (born Anna Mae Bullock, Nov. 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023) was a true music legend in every sense of the word. The recent passing of “The Queen of Rock and Roll” has left an impression on millions of fans worldwide. Tina Turner has sold over 150 million records, with some sales estimates even higher. Such an accomplishment definitely ranks her among the most successful…

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