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

10 Greatest Power Pop Songs

Its origins reach back to the early Who. But during the golden era of power pop – 1972-’81 – these 10 songs were as incandescent as pop-rock can be.

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Exclusive: ‘70s L.A. Singer-Songwriters Book Excerpt

The fertile L.A. music scene of the 1970s gave us the Eagles, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits and Randy Newman. Author Bruce Pollock shares their stories

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The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’: An Appreciation

At age 14, writer Colin Fleming saw ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and it made him into a Beatles fanatic… many years after Beatlemania. He recalls that day.

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2016 in Review: Saying Farewell to So Many

We’ve lost so many giants of the music world in 2016. Here we take a look back at some of those who are now gone, but who gave us so much.

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12 ‘Weird’ Songs Heard on the Dark Side of the Moon

The Apollo 10 astronauts say they heard strange music on their mission. Our likely candidates include cuts from The Beatles, The Stones and of course Bowie

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My 20 Years at Tower Records

Jackson Griffith shares some of his experiences working for Tower Records during the heyday of record retailing. “It was a great ride while it lasted.”

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The Rick Wakeman Interview, Part One

The prog legend will soon be inducted into the Rock Hall as a member of Yes. But he’s also got a fine new solo piano album. We spoke with him about it.

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The Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’

1966 was a watershed year for the group, with the release of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece album, Pet Sounds, and this song, recorded with the Wrecking Crew

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Front and Center TV Series Offers Rock Lineup

The concert series offers a terrific lineup of classic rock acts. We got to see Cheap Trick perform for the new season. Watch “I Want You to Want Me”

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When Glenn Frey Came to Small-Town Minnesota

Imagine you’re in a tiny town in Minnesota and there, onstage, is the co-founder of the legendary Eagles, playing for just a couple hundred folks.

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