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Steely Dan’s Aja: A Digestible, Dazzling Listen

Previously a collective yet to realize its most effective means of transforming ideas into finished art, Becker and Fagen coalesced on this 1977 classic

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Sib Hashian, Original Boston Drummer, Dies at 67

The drummer who played on Boston’s smash debut album and its followup collapsed and passed away while performing on a rock legends cruise ship.

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45 Years Ago: The Concert For Bangladesh

George Harrison organized a pair of benefit concerts to aid the country of his friend Ravi Shankar. The all-star lineup provided some memorable moments

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Eric Clapton Celebrates 50 Years, At MSG

Just days after blowing away Madison Square Garden with a show for the ages, Slowhand has now postponed two L.A. gigs till September.

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The Wit & Wisdom of Graham Parker

On the eve of a U.S. tour, the British songwriter tells how he builds a setlist from his vast repertoire and his real This is Spinal Tap moment with one of its stars. He has US and Canada tour dates

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The London Bar Scene of the Early Rolling Stones

If you’re visiting, you’ll want to check out where the Stones and the top British music journalists, managers, agents and publicists used to frequent

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10 Classic Rock Songs for Spring

There are few things sunnier than these songs about spring from some of classic rock’s greatest acts including Led Zeppelin, the Rascals and, yup, the Beach Boys

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Keith Moon: Rock’s Greatest Drummer

We celebrate the career of the man who thought what he played with The Who was “lead drums” with some insights from those who knew/admired him, and some amazing videos

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With Chuck Berry’s passing, we began to wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are still with us? Here are 10 who made the music what it was

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Kinks’ Ray Davies Gets Knighted: A Well-Respected Man

He’s a well-respected man! The 72-year-old co-founder of the British Invasion band has received his honours in a ceremony by the Prince of Wales

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10 More Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

A sequel to our earlier survey of LPs recorded at the iconic NYC and San Francisco venues, including Clapton, the Dead, John Mayall and even Chuck Berry!

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The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl in 1965

For anyone at the famed Fab Four appearances it was an experience to remember for the rest of their lives. We spoke to many in attendance

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Pete Townshend Writes New Song For ‘Tommy’

The 1969 rock opera has yielded a movie and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. The BBC reports its author has written a new song for a theatrical revival

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John Sebastian on the ‘Magic’ of The Lovin’ Spoonful

From ’60s hits with The Lovin’ Spoonful to Woodstock to “Welcome Back” to what he’s doing today, John Sebastian finds his joy in music

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Fan-Tastic: Future Beat Offers VIP Concert Experiences

Why pay scalpers? Treat yourself to a great experience by attending a favorite band’s soundcheck, meet them backstage + watch them from your front row seat

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March Madness on the Top 40 in 1970

The Beatles’ influence was all over the Top 40 this week, joined by big hits from the Jackson 5 and Bobby Sherman. Thought of Frijid Pink lately?

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10 Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

There were roughly 200 albums recorded at the Fillmore (West and East). It wasn’t easy but we happily choose 10 that really stand out for us. Who’s #1?

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Eagles, Fleetwood Mac Classic Concerts Add to Lineup: Report

The rumored Classic East and West festivals have even more star power and actual dates. Unless, of course, they’re just rumors, or is that rumours?

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