The Classic Rock Legacy

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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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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Will the Grammy Awards Show Rock?

This year’s Grammy Awards pay homage to deceased rockers and may signal rock’s future.

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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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