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10 Great Road Trip Rock Albums

Every road trip needs a good soundtrack. Here are 10 albums that have been road tested to help the miles fly by and enhance your journey

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Strays Cats’ Debut Album & the Rockabilly Revival

The Long Island trio had to go to England to find success playing American rockabilly. By the time they returned home, they were stars.

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Stunning ‘Visualizing The Beatles’ Book

A magical “history” tour of their career charts their story–the evolution of their music, style and characters–through graphics

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Radio Hits May 1966: Look Back

This week’s playlist on NYC’s Top 40 powerhouse 77WABC featured a typically great combination of pop, rock and soul at the top of the chart

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Expecting Rain: Meeting Place For Bob Dylan Fans

One of the great music resources on the web is devoted to The Bard and related topics, curated daily for decades by Karl Erik Andersen. “All this because of Bob Dylan.”

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John Fogerty Talks About Writing ‘Proud Mary’

50 years after he began writing one of his most-beloved songs, the musician shared how he first started writing it and how the title came to be

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John Mayall: A Chat With the British Blues Legend

For more than 50 years he’s been the reigning king of British blues. He’s got a new album, a new live show and no intention of slowing down.

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Radio Hits May 1969: Look Back

With the Apollo 11 moon landing and Woodstock just around the corner, many future pop classics were climbing the Top 40 chart

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The Band’s Pioneering ‘Music From Big Pink’ @50

The album offered quiet songs of experience bathed in a rustic glow, with no hints of the futurism and none of the kilowatt drama then prevalent elsewhere in rock.

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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Rolling Stones Open NoFilter 2018 Tour: Recap

The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band began their tour in Dublin with a 19-song set. The remaining dates bring them to the U.K. and Europe

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1977: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Many of these titles from this diverse year in music remain cornerstones of any essential classic rock record collection.

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B.B. King May Be Gone But The Thrill Remains

In our tribute, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’: A Transitional Gem

“The first step in David Byrne’s assumption of power, moving Talking Heads from a band to his band… It was dance music that reflected the time.”

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Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground on ’72 Stones Tour

In music, careers can turn on a dime. In 1972, Wonder’s career turned when he was asked to join the Stones’ fifth American tour

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Classic Rock Hits on Top 40 May 1973

Check out the videos from some all-time greats including Steely Dan, the Edgar Winter Group and Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle With You.”

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13 Best Rock Organists (& Their Most Killer Tracks)

Every one of the players here is an acknowledged master that helped etch the instrument into the rock music legacy. See who made our list and where they rank

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Top Radio Hits 1967: Look Back

We celebrate the amazing year in music with vintage clips including faves by the Hollies, Aretha, the Turtles and Strawberry Alarm Clock. See what was #1

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