1967—the golden anniversary of which we will be celebrating all year long—was one amazing year for rock music. Here are some of the highlights.
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.
See if you can resist any of these instrumental songs. It’s not easy, because what makes a classic rock instrumental cool is an evocative melody.
In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the Police, B-52’s, Devo and some surprises
What happened way back in 1971 when a rock star went record shopping and found a bootleg of his own music? It wasn’t pretty, but it’s fascinating.
Every year, when the new nominees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…
More than 40 years ago, Born to Run made Bruce Springsteen a superstar. Four BCB writers reflect on that monumental + irresistible classic rock masterpiece
Shortly before he died, a new musical written by Bowie opened in New York. The origin of the show goes back a decade. Read the back story here.
The words “David Bowie dead” come as a shock. The star’s Facebook page notes he “died peacefully today… after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.”
That mid-’80s Starship hit perennially tops lists of the worst chart-toppers ever. It’s bad, we agree, but we’ve found others that are even worse.