The Classic Rock Legacy

Before They Were Stars: More Rockers’ Early Days

Before you ever heard of them, Joe Cocker, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen and members of the Doors, Doobies and Led Zeppelin all made records. Listen up!

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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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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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Keith Emerson Tribute Features Grandson, Wakeman

A Musical Celebration of His Life was held in Birmingham, England on July 28, 2017 with a 60-piece orchestra, Rick Wakeman and others. 11-year-old Ethan was a highlight

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 4)

Our series continues with novelty songs, a German driving song, and one from a movie that scared the daylights out of us. Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting…

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Bon Jovi’s Game-Changing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

Guess who didn’t much care for the song that made Bon Jovi into a major force of rock for decades to come? And who’s just fine with it now…

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‘MacArthur Park’: Jimmy Webb’s Recipe for a Hit

“Someone left the cake out in the rain/I don’t think that I can take it ’cause it took too long to bake it.” Love it or hate it, here’s the story.

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Born to Run: An Appreciation

More than 40 years ago, the album made Bruce Springsteen a superstar. Four BCB writers reflect on that monumental and irresistible classic rock masterpiece

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Journey and the Final Scene of The Sopranos

One of the most highly anticipated, and nerve-wracking, episodes in TV history was the finale of this classic crime show. The music was supplied by Journey.

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With the deaths of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, we began to wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are alive? Here are 9 who made the music what it was

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