Tag "classic rock"

Paul Simon Biographer Robert Hilburn: Interview

“My goal was to write Paul’s life story, but also explore this subtheme: Where does true artistry come from and how, once achieved, do you protect it against distractions?”

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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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9 Signature Rock Classics That Weren’t U.S. Chart Hits

Many songs associated with classic rockers were never actually hits. Here are the surprising back stories to ones by ELO, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Queen & more

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Joan Baez Joins Ringo Starr at Paris Concert

Ringo is touring Europe with his All Starr Band for the first time since 2011. On opening night, he was joined by an old friend

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Blondie’s ‘Parallel Lines’: An Ideal Confluence

The LP, which included the smash “Heart of Glass,” would transform the group from boutique act into a worldwide sensation. Our Album Rewind…

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The Summer of ‘Satisfaction’

In 1965, the Rolling Stones hit #1 for a 4-week run. Can later generations even comprehend what it felt like for those of us growing up back then?

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The Cars: Just What We Needed on Their Debut LP

When they first emerged in 1978, some critics were perplexed but rock fans loved this Boston quintet. The song made them a band to watch

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Dion’s ‘Abraham, Martin and John’ @ 50

Tension was in the air in 1968 and rock music reflected the turmoil. Then came a voice from the past, gently singing of non-violence and hope.

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Melanie Remembers Woodstock: ‘I Left My Body’

She was only 22 and a relative unknown when she walked onto the stage at Yasgur’s Farm and sang for half a million people. By the end of her set, she was a star.

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Top 40 in June 1967: Dawn of the Summer of Love

With summer just around the corner, the biggest songs this week included all-time greats from the Airplane, Turtles, Aretha and Scott McKenzie

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