The Classic Rock Legacy

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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Mike Bloomfield & the Electric Flag @50

He was an American guitar hero before there was such a thing. In 1967 he put together a new but short-lived band that combined blues, soul and rock.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash and Aftermath

Only four years after their debut album, the Florida band suffered a devastating loss when their chartered plane ran out of fuel, killing six people.

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Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans of Swing’: An Unlikely Hit

They were playing a kind of old-school Dylanesque rock that radio stations assumed fans no longer cared for. Then the fans told them otherwise.

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Top 20 Classic Punk Rock Songs (Part 1)

Any list of Top 20 songs of any genre are going to be subjective. But, says its author, here are ones by Blondie, Generation X and more for punk rock

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10 Great Eric Clapton Collaborations

‘Clapton Is God’ read the U.K. graffiti in his early years. With other gods like Lennon, Townshend, Beck, Santana + more his playing is at its most divine.

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10 Re-Released Songs That Became Hits

Sometimes the timing just wasn’t right. When these classic rock songs first went to radio they flopped. The stars were aligned the second time

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I Get a Check From John Lennon

Rob Patterson once got a check from the former Beatle for $15. Everyone insisted he never cash it. Yet what Lennon really gave him was priceless.

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The Top 10 Most Blatant Bob Dylan Imitations

Some artists have bristled at being called the “new Dylan.” Others revel in being blatant copycats. Here are some of our favorites from the latter camp.

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Rock Hall: 100 More Crucial Omissions

We recently listed 100 artists that the R&R HoF has neglected to induct. You told us we’d only scratched the surface so here are 100 more!

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