The Classic Rock Legacy

13 Influential Early MTV Videos

Remember when MTV played music videos? Billboard magazine’s first video editor saw ’em all and selects the significant clips.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback: Burbank to Graceland

By 1968, amidst the psychedelic revolution, Elvis was old news. Then something amazing happened: he decided to be the real Elvis again. We look back.

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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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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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Woodstock Performers: Where Are They Now?

Many are still creating brilliant music. Here is a brief guide to the status of most of the artists who performed at the legendary 1969 festival

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10 Classic 1967 Debut LPs by California Bands

What do the Dead, Janis, Captain Beefheart, Sly and Canned Heat have in common? They’re among classic rockers from California who first recorded in 1967.

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AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’: The Inside Story

There can be only one album that’s the world’s best-selling rock LP of all-time. “I called Angus and put him together with ‘Mutt’ Lange.” History was made

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Foreigner: There’s a ‘First Time’ For Everything

The inside story of how the band was signed to Atlantic Records, as told by its members and label president, Jerry Greenberg. And the unusual clause in the contract

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Look Back: Beatles Release ‘Revolver’ in the U.S.

Learn a thing or two about an album that’s been an essential part of your collection for decades, including the unusual decision about its singles

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Monterey Pop Festival—10 Killer Performances

Here is a look at some of the finest that went down over those 3 days, and which still loom so largely as we bring contemporary ears to bear on them.

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