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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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Interview: British Invasion Songwriter Graham Gouldman

He started writing hits for British Invasion bands like the Yardbirds, the Hollies and Herman’s Hermits at just age 19. He was just warming up

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The Zombies Celebrate Their 50-Year ‘Odessey’

Our interview with the band’s Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone as the celebrate a big anniversary, and musician Al Kooper, who knew a hit when he heard one in “Time of the Season”

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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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Abba’s US Success: The Inside Story

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with “Waterloo,” Atlantic Records president Jerry Greenberg signed them for the US. Then “Dancing Queen” happened

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Queen’s Homage to Space Exploration: ’39’

The band’s guitarist, Brian May, can do many things well, one of which is to write songs. This one, about time travel, presaged his PhD in astrophysics

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Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench Shares His Sorrow

Though the keyboardist never said his friend’s name during his nearly two-hour set, Tom Petty’s spirit was felt by all. Our review

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The Zombies at Levon’s Barn in Woodstock: Review

The British Invasion performed a career retrospective, plus some well-chosen covers and Argent songs, at the home of the Midnight Ramble

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Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’: A Perfect Rock Song

Though the second single from the Heartbreakers’ 1976 self-titled debut failed to chart on Top 40, its story about the girl alone on the balcony overlooking US Route 441 resonates with his fans

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Tony Banks on Solo LP, Genesis: ‘Never Say Never’

The “average piano student” became the keyboardist and co-founder of one of the biggest bands in the world. He talks about their growth

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