The Classic Rock Legacy

Abba’s US Success: The Inside Story

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with “Waterloo,” Atlantic Records president Jerry Greenberg signed them for the US. Then “Dancing Queen” happened

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Before They Were Stars Pt. 3: Rockers’ Early Days

In the third installment of our continuing series on pre-fame recordings by rock stars, we listen to early sides by Tom Petty, Creedence and others.

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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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Starship’s ‘We Built This City’: Really The Worst?

Music critics love to call this 1985 #1 single the worst song ever. But is it really? We asked the former members of the band how they feel about it.

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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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George Martin, Beatles Producer, 1926 – 2016

The so-called Fifth Beatle, who signed the group when they had been passed on by every other British label, oversaw their stunning development

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10 More Great ‘Live at the Fillmore’ Albums

A sequel to our earlier survey of LPs recorded at the iconic NYC and San Francisco venues, including Clapton, the Dead, John Mayall and even Chuck Berry!

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Smith’s Soulful 1969 Cover of ‘Baby It’s You’

They took a song that had already been a hit for the Shirelles and the Beatles, and made it their own. Whatever happened to Gayle McCormick & Smith?

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Singing Rock Drummers: From the Skins to the Mike

From Ringo Starr and Levon Helm to Don Henley and Queen’s Roger Taylor, these drummers not only mastered the sticks but belted out the tunes

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Sonny Geraci of The Outsiders & Climax: Top 10 x 2

Most artists are lucky to have a top 5 hit with one band. Sonny Geraci reached that plateau with two different groups in two different decades.

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