The Classic Rock Legacy

Label Exec Reflects on Glenn Frey

A longtime music industry executive looks back on a long ago visit to the Eagles’ member’s home and wishes he had spent more time appreciating the moment

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Major Label PR in the ’70s: An Insider View

Dan Beck’s early years in the music biz gave him a front row seat in the rise of Bruce Springsteen and the Asbury Park sound.

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HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Gets Rock & the Biz Right

Preview of the new series created by rock and film/TV A-Listers that depicts the wild wild times of the New York music business of the ’70s.

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Handicapping the 2016 Rock Hall Candidates

Best Classic Bands used a bit of intuition and a roll of the dice to assess which acts will be inducted into the Class of 2016

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Live Album Reissues Proliferate

Classic rock fans who enjoy live LPs and concert films from their favorite acts have a bonanza to choose from these days. Is this a golden age of live albums?

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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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12 Finest Male Blue-Eyed Soul Singers

Our writer loves few things more than a great blue-eyed soul singer. Here he offers up what he believes are the dozen finest.

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10 Memorable Rock Concert Riots

Sometimes concerts get far wilder than planned and riots break out. Here are 10 of the more significant rock shows that spiraled into chaos.

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Year of The Dead Continues

Fare Thee Well isn’t all that marked a Grateful Dead 50th anniversary and 20 years since Jerry Garcia’s passing. The Dear Jerry exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA and other events help Deadheads remember one of classic rock’s most beloved bands.

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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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