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BeatlesNews.com All the news that’s Fab to print
Beggars Banquet Online Archive site for the now-defunct official Rolling Stones fanzine where you can order back issues and enjoy other historical info and occasional Stones news items.
Billboard Longtime music industry trade magazine with charts, articles and reviews that is largely considered the bible of the biz.
ELO Beatles Forever News on all things ELO
Expecting Rain Everything Dylan (and lots more)
Future Rock Legends Analysis of who’s eligible for and who’s been snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Guardian We’re consistently impressed by the intelligence and quality of the popular music coverage in this English national daily newspaper.
Hits The more renegade record business trade that features latest charts and reports reliably with delicious dollops of snark and insider smarts even outsiders can enjoy.
Just Backdated Chris Charlesworth’s excellent blog, largely about The Who, but so much more.
Longreads.com A wide variety of fascinating articles about music and its makers from the site that curates the best long-form journalism to be found on the Web.
Mojo England’s Mojo magazine is the finest print music publication today, maybe ever, delivering superbly written articles about historical and contemporary popular music, with reviews and other cool music journalism and photography every month.
NME Online home of the long-time, UK-based music newsweekly.
Philzone All things Phil Lesh… because the phans want to know.
SXSW Daily Chord Five days a week the South By Southwest Music team aggregates pertinent articles about the music business from around the Web.
KCRW Driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and world renowned for its savvy, tasteful and music programming.
KUTX Music programming that reflects Austin, TX’s creative spirit and diverse tastes.
Little Steven’s Underground Garage Online home of Steven Van Zandt’s internationally syndicated radio program with archives of its hundreds of shows to listen to plus lots of other elements suffused with his deep love for rock ‘n’ roll.
Radio Woodstock Woodstock, NY-based WDST-FM combines classic rock with Adult Album Alternative programming.
SiriusXM Classic Rewind Channel Songs from the late ’70s onward.
SiriusXM Underground Garage Channel Produced by “Little Steven” Van Zandt.
WFMU Listener-supported and the U.S.’ longest-running free-form station, HQ’d in Jersey City, NJ.
WFUV Non-commercial station of Fordham Univ. (Bronx, NY) featuring Adult Album Alternative music.
WRCU Student radio station at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY where the founder/CEO of Best Classic Bands spun records on the air in the 1970s. ‘Nuff said!
Amoeba Music Music superstores with locations in Berkeley, Hollywood and San Francisco, CA.
Electric Fetus Minnesota’s long-time home for record collectors, with locations in Mpls and Duluth.
Finders Records Bowling Green, OH’s “Independent music library since 1971.”
Forever Young Records Over 250,000 new and used LPs, CDs, cassettes, memorabilia and more at this Grand Prairie, TX store in the DFW metro area.
Grimey’s Nashville’s home of new and “preloved” music.
Indy CD & Vinyl Serving Indianapolis, IN since 2001.
Music Millennium Serving Portland, OR since 1969.
Newbury Comics New England-based chain with 26 stores.
Princeton (NJ) Record Exchange One of the leading independent record stores since 1980.
The Record Parlour The newest and most distinguished vintage record store to open up in Los Angeles has an authentic vibe: as artists perform live, they’re surrounded by over 30,000 vinyl records, vintage stereo gear and music memorabilia.
Record Store Day Conceived in 2007 to celebrate (on the third Saturday in April and on Black Friday) the 1400 independent record stores in the U.S. and thousands more around the world, with special, limited edition releases.
The Sound Garden Two locations–in Baltimore and Syracuse–with a wide array of new and used music.
Twist & Shout Denver-based independent record store.
Waterloo Records Independent store with deep stock and a music-loving staff that has served Austin, TX and its visitors since 1982. Devoted supporter of its city’s scene and Texas music.
Rock ’n’ Roll Collecting
Austin Record Convention The largest sale of recorded music and collectibles in the nation takes place twice a year (Spring & Fall) as top dealers gather in the Texas city that likes to call itself “The Live Music Capital of the World.”
BackstageAuctions.com Boutique online auction house specializing in authentic rock’n’roll music memorabilia.
Roger Dean The artist perhaps best known for his designs of album covers for Yes.
Discogs.com Founded in 2000 and on a mission to build the biggest and most comprehensive music database and marketplace.
The Fest The longest running Beatles celebration, since 1974.
WFMU Annual Fair Annual NYC event featuring various vendors; admission fee goes to the listener-supported station.
Goldmine Online home of the music collector’s magazine.
Kosh Design John Kosh is the former creative director for Apple Records and a Grammy Award-winning designer of many iconic albums in your collection.
LandyVision Official website of photographer Elliott Landy, well known for his iconic images of Dylan, Hendrix, the ’69 Woodstock Festival, and more.
Abbey Road Crossing Webcam offering a 24-hour view of the London street made famous by the Beatles.
Graceland The Memphis, TN home of Elvis Presley.
Jim Morrison’s Grave It’s not just the final resting place of the lead singer of The Doors that makes the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris the most-visited graveyard in the world. Such other famed folks as Oscar Wilde, Isadora Duncan, Edith Piaf, Getrude Stein and more are also buried there.
Motown Museum Visit the Detroit house that became Hitsville, U.S.A. and see Studio 1 where many classic soul hits were created by the Motown team of producers, writers, players and artists.
Standin’ On The Corner Park Yup, it’s in Winslow, AZ and it’s such a fine sight to see.
Stax Museum The recreated former movie theater in Memphis, TN that was the Stax Records studio features memorabilia, vintage videos and standing and special exhibits dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of American soul music.
Sun Studio Where much of what we call rock ‘n’ roll was born. The Memphis, TN landmark studio run by Sam Phillips was the launch pad for such legends as Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and other innovators and, of course, Sam.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum The Cleveland, OH-based institution, designed by I.M. Pei, created to give voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock’n’roll.
Experience Music Project Seattle, WA-based nonprofit institution “dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary pop culture.”
Surf Ballroom Historic performance space and landmark in Clear Lake, IA and final (1959) concert venue of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson.
Woodstock (NY) Chamber of Commerce What to do and where to go in the Colony of the Arts.
Woodstock Museum Since 2008, the official museum of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, built on the actual site of Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, NY.
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