The Classic Rock Legacy

Buddy Holly: A Re-Introduction

He was a trendsetter who wrote and produced his own music and led his own band. We hear his influence on everyone from the Beatles and Rolling Stones, to more contemporary artists and we mourn what might have been

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10 Best Second Classic Rock Albums

A sophomore slump is a common classic rock jinx. Here are some where artists like CCR and Talking Heads made a big creative leap between albums one and two

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The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl in 1965: Eyewitnesses

For anyone at the famed Fab Four appearances it was an experience to remember for the rest of their lives. We spoke to many in attendance

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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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Motown Covers Motown: Classic Double-Dips

It was by no means unusual, during the company’s heyday, for a second (or third or fourth) Motown artist to cover the work of another.

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Cream: Rock’s Short-Lived First Supergroup

Formed by blues fanatics in 1966 and gone by ’68, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker redefined what a rock band was capable of doing.

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Elvis Presley: What They Said About the King

Who did the King influence? Oh, just the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Springsteen, Bowie, Elton, Bono and countless others. Read about it, in their own words

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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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Dan Fogelberg: The Making of the Tribute Album

Seven years in the making, the labor-of-love project features Boz Scaggs, Jimmy Buffett and–in their first studio recording–the “new” Eagles.

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Tony Burrows: A Six-Time One-Hit Wonder

The singer still lays claim to the title of the only one-hit wonder who did it six times. It’s a title that’s unlikely to ever be matched.

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