Tag "classic rock"

Johnny Hallyday, ‘The French Elvis,’ Dead at 74

Although he never gained fame in the United States–despite an Ed Sullivan appearance–he was the biggest rock star France has ever known.

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Classic Rock Christmas Albums: New and Classics

Our holiday gift guide includes titles from rock bands like Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon, classic vocalists like Frank Sinatra and the Carpenters, and other great collections

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With the deaths of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, we began to wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are alive? Here are 9 who made the music what it was

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Handicapping the 2018 Rock Hall Nominees!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the 2018 class. We predict which artists we think will make the final cut.

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Look Back: Top 40 Radio Hits December 1977

A Queen song, synonymous with sports championships, topped the radio charts this week, which also included hits by Santana, Randy Newman and Fleetwood Mac

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10 Classic 1967 Debut LPs by California Bands

What do the Dead, Janis, Captain Beefheart, Sly and Canned Heat have in common? They’re among classic rockers from California who first recorded in 1967.

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

Why “And the winner is…” often leads to #SMH. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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Mitch Margo, ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ Singer, Dies

Their most famous song was originally a hit in Africa, then found its way to American folk singers and finally went to #1 as sung by a 14-year-old boy.

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John Mayall: A Chat With the British Blues Legend

For more than 50 years he’s been the reigning king of British blues. He’s got a new album, a new live show and no intention of slowing down.

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How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ Came to Be

Every rock fan knows the classic riff but what exactly is Deep Purple’s best known song about? We take you behind the scenes in 1971.

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