The Classic Rock Legacy

10 Jazz Singles of the ’60s That Became Hits

Back in the day, record labels released jazz tunes as singles, and sometimes they became huge hits. We revisit 10 classics of the genre from the 1960s.

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When the Chambers Brothers’ ‘Time’ Had Come

They started out as a gospel quartet, then their souls were psychedelicized. The story of the group behind “Time Has Come Today”

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10 (More) Big Rock Acts Without a Top 10 US Single

The follow-up to our story includes even more recording artists that surprisingly never achieved a pop hit in America, including many Rock Hall members

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How J. Geils Band Broke Through With ‘Centerfold’

The only #1 hit for this dynamic Boston band was about a schoolboy crush later being crushed for real. We look back at an early MTV favorite.

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10 Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

There were roughly 200 albums recorded at the Fillmore (West and East). It wasn’t easy but we happily choose 10 that really stand out for us. Who’s #1?

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10 Great One-Man-Band Albums

What do Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, Prince, John Fogerty and Steve Winwood have in common? Each made a true solo album. Our guide to do-it-yourselfers.

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50 Years Ago: 1968 in Rock Music

A year of turmoil gave us some of the greatest music of all time. We look back at the heady year and the incredibly diverse sounds we heard.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Groundbreaking Debut @50

The idea was simple but brand new: a rock band augmented by a jazz-influenced horn section. Soon, a classic album was born.

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12 ‘Lost’ British Invasion Hits of the ’60s

It wasn’t all about the Beatles, Stones, Who and Kinks. We look back at a dozen other great British Invasion hits that you may have forgotten.

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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