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

When Hugh Hefner Championed Rock Music

For more than a year, 1969-70, Hef invited the top rock and soul acts of the day to perform on national TV. Here are more than a dozen of those clips.

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Ben E. King’s Voice Will Stand By Us For All Time

The soul singer co-wrote one of the most poignant love songs ever recorded, and enjoyed numerous hits with the Drifters and as a solo artist

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15 Rockers’ Early Days: Before They Were Stars

The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Hendrix, Stephen Stills and other rockers made records before anyone knew who they were. You’ve got to hear these!

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Status Quo: ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ and You

In their homeland, the U.K., they’ve had more than 60 hit singles and 30+ albums. In the U.S., they’re a one-hit wonder. Here’s the story of that one hit.

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13 Times When Glen Campbell Rocked

Think of Glen Campbell and your mind goes first to those big country/pop hits. But the guy could rock like crazy too. Here are some of our favorites.

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10 Reasons Springsteen Was Born to Run Forever

Our resident Springsteen expert identifies why the eternally hard-working rocker will continue proving it all night for a long time to come. The genes don’t hurt…

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Sugarloaf Sings About a ‘Green-Eyed Lady’

The band was best known for the 1970 hit and another Top 10 single, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” (1974). Lead singer Jerry Corbetta died in 2016

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When The Doors Defied Ed Sullivan

When Jim Morrison and the band appeared on the popular show they were asked not to sing the word ‘higher.’ Now we know what they were asked to sing instead.

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That Time the Ramones Got Their Own NYC Street

The band that defined New York City punk rock now has their own street, right in front of Forest Hills High School, where they all met. Hey ho, let’s go!

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Big Pink Available for Weekend Getaway

It may look like just another house in country in the Catskills, albeit with an odd paint job. But this vacation rental is where legendary music was created

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