The Classic Rock Legacy

Exclusive: Meat Loaf Video for ‘Going All the Way’

Best Classic Bands is pleased to present the premiere of the first single from Meat Loaf’s new collaboration with Jim Steinman!

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The Cars ‘Just What I Needed’ at Live Aid

When they first emerged in 1978, some critics were perplexed but rock fans loved this Boston quintet. Here they are at Live Aid, singing their first hit.

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Jimmy Webb Interview, Part 2: Hits & Misses

In part two of our chat with the legendary songwriter, we discuss the unpredictability of writing a hit song and how the art of songwriting has changed.

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10 Songs That Defined New Wave Music

New wave music wasn’t easily defined, but most fans knew it when they heard it. We chose 10 songs that, to us, were the best of the genre.

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Wooly Bully: A Pop Culture Landmark

It’s short. It’s simple… even if deciphering the lyrics is a bit of a challenge. And it continues to resonate around the globe since becoming 1965’s record of the year

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Top 10 English Pub Rock Bands

Pub rock was a 1970s English back-to-basics musical movement that got the punters quaffing pints at music pubs across London to some fine rocking bands.

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Motown: The Sound of Young America, a Must-Have

A 400-page stunner of a book depicting the definitive visual history and inside story of one of popular music’s most important record labels has been published

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The Monkees 50th Anniversary Celebration

It all started with a classified ad in the Hollywood Reporter. One year later – and 50 years ago – the group are enjoying a well-deserved victory lap

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Otis Redding Tribute at 75

When he died at age 26 the Crown Prince of Soul had already recorded close to 10 albums’ worth of original studio tracks plus a number of dynamic live performances

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Queen Tops U.K. All-Time Best-Selling Albums

Britain’s Official Charts Company recently revealed the Top 60 best-selling albums. The list of who’s not included is almost as interesting as who is

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