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

Keith Emerson Tribute Features Grandson, Wakeman

A Musical Celebration of His Life was held in Birmingham, England on July 28, 2017 with a 60-piece orchestra, Rick Wakeman and others. 11-year-old Ethan was a highlight

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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 Great Rock Driving Songs

Going for a drive? Songs by The Beatles, Stones, Springsteen, Doors, Dead and other classic rock artists provide musical fuel for your journey.

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The Top 10 Most Blatant Bob Dylan Imitations

Some artists have bristled at being called the “new Dylan.” Others revel in being blatant copycats. Here are some of our favorites from the latter camp.

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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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Stacks and Stacks of Vinyl: Tower Records in 1971

Go back in time (before “big box stores” and the Internet) and watch film footage of when Tower Records’ Sunset Blvd store was an adventure in vinyl album shopping.

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Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

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