Rock'n'Roll Memories

Remember the Maxell ‘Blown-Away Guy’?

The humble cassette had plenty of pluses and minuses but one thing we can all agree on was how cool the leather-clad guy in their ads was

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Glen Campbell’s Early Session Career Recalled

The producer-director of The Wrecking Crew, the documentary of the renowned Los Angeles studio musicians from the 1960s and ’70s, shares his personal thoughts and memories

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Jim Croce: What Might Have Been

In 15 months, the singer-songwriter delivered many pop hits about some memorable characters. His career ended tragically on the brink of stardom

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Tom Petty Song Inspires ‘Vampires’ on Ventura Blvd

Inspired by the imagery from the Songwriters Hall of Fame member’s 1989 hit “Free Fallin’, fans gathered for a Tom Petty Memorial Vampire Walk

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A Day in the Park With Chuck Berry and Joan Jett

Music industry veteran Steve Leeds shares a story about a tour stop with Joan Jett in St. Louis and an unforgettable drive in their special guest’s Cadillac

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My 20 Years at Tower Records

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

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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1975-1979

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category

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Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground on ’72 Stones Tour

In music, careers can turn on a dime. In 1972, Wonder’s career turned when he was asked to join the Stones’ fifth American tour

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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1970-1974

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category. One of these albums is unlike the others

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Roger McGuinn Performs Tom Petty Tribute

The Byrds co-founder’s Oct. 5 concert was his first public occasion to talk about the death of his close friend. He shared a story of how they met and toured and dedicated two songs

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