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

John Fogerty Talks About Writing ‘Proud Mary’

50 years after he began writing one of his most-beloved songs, the musician shared how he first started writing it and how the title came to be

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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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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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10 (More) Big Rock Acts Without a Top 10 US Single

The follow-up to our story includes even more recording artists that surprisingly never achieved a pop hit in America, including many Rock Hall members

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The Rolling Stones Bring Howlin’ Wolf to U.S. TV

From the start they were huge fans of the blues. So when the British band had the chance to present one of their idols on American TV, they grabbed it.

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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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MTV’s Disastrous Police Contest

What could go wrong when you and 25 of your friends get to fly on a private jet stocked with booze to see The Police at the show of your choice? Everything, it turns out!

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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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