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

REO Speedwagon Rolls With the Changes

Talk about perseverance! It took seven studio albums before the midwestern band achieved real success. Two years later, they were at the top of the music world

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Wooly Bully: A Pop Culture Landmark

It’s short. It’s simple… even if deciphering the lyrics is a bit of a challenge. And it continues to resonate around the globe since becoming 1965’s record of the year

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Elvis Presley: What They Said About the King

Who did the King influence? Oh, just the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Springsteen, Bowie, Elton, Bono and countless others. Read about it, in their own words

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10 Great 1960s Instrumental Hits

Instrumentals used to be a regular feature of Top 40 radio. Here are the backstories on 10 of our favorites including songs by Herb Alpert and The Ventures

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Chrysalis Co-Founder Chris Wright on Label’s Rise

In this excerpt from HITS Presents History of the Music Biz Two – The Mike Sigman Interviews, the exec talks about guiding the career development of the label’s Ten Years After, Procol Harum, Leo Sayer and Blondie

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Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival: First-Hand Stories

Those who saw Bob Dylan play his first electric show at Newport in ’65 offer differing yet still compatible memories of that seminal rock music event

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10 Times the Beatles Used Pseudonyms on Records

You may not think you know Dr. Winston O’Boogie, Percy Thrillington, Jai Raj Harrison or Richie Snare, but trust us, you do.

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10 Times Mick Jagger Shared the Mic

The star’s appearances apart from the Rolling Stones are surprisingly few. Here are great performances with Peter Tosh, the Jacksons, David Bowie and more that you may not have heard

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Steam: ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’

The band didn’t even exist. When one of its songwriters needed a B-side in 1969, they recorded it and the song became a surprise hit. Now, of course, it’s a sports staple

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10 Solos by Jazz Greats on Rock Songs

When classic rock acts need a certain sound, and have enough cash, prestige, or luck, they hire an iconic musician they feel would be perfect for the job

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