The Scene:

The Scene features a variety of articles that explore a wide range of subjects, all of then delving into the many aspects of rock ‘n’ roll music, its artists and players, the music business and classic rock culture

Harry Chapin’s Inspiration for ‘Taxi’

‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ may have been Harry Chapin’s biggest hit, but ‘Taxi’ resonated with listeners, perhaps due to its real-life connection.

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The Last Waltz: An Audience Member Revisits

The 1976 farewell performance by The Band is the stuff of rock lore. BCB’s editor was there that night and remembers it well.

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Scott McKenzie and That Song About ‘San Francisco’

It was a song of its time, inviting “gentle people” to wear flowers in their hair and migrate to California, Many thousands took his advice.

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Singing Rock Drummers: From the Skins to the Mike

From Ringo Starr and Levon Helm to Don Henley and Queen’s Roger Taylor, these drummers not only mastered the sticks but belted out the tunes

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The Youngbloods’ ‘Get Together’ @50

The song had been kicking around for a few years when they recorded it. Their first release of the tune bombed. Then it became a timeless anthem.

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 3)

Our series includes a classic rock favorite that features yodeling, a novelty song, a foreign language hit, a classical music composition and one from a real-life porn star

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AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’: The Inside Story

There can be only one album that’s the world’s best-selling rock LP of all-time. “I called Angus and put him together with ‘Mutt’ Lange.” History was made

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Starship’s ‘We Built This City’: Really The Worst?

Music critics love to call this 1985 #1 single the worst song ever. But is it really? We asked the former members of the band how they feel about it.

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Dan Fogelberg: The Making of the Tribute Album

Seven years in the making, the labor-of-love project features Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett and–in their first studio recording–the “new” Eagles.

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Elvis Costello’s 1977 US Launch: The Inside Story

Dick Wingate, then a Product Manager with Columbia Records, shares his marketing plan on how the label set up My Aim Is True to radio, record stores and the public

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