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10 Seminal Hard Rock Albums

Albums from Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Led Zep, Black Sabbath and The Who are all significant benchmarks in the birth of hard rock. Check out the complete list and see who’s #1

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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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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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Don McLean American Pie – The True Story

The media touted how Don McLean finally revealed all about “American Pie” as its original lyrics sold at auction. But he still didn’t tell everything. How do we know? He told Best Classic Bands’ Rob Patterson the full story of how he wrote it back in the late 1970s.

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B.B. King is Gone; The Thrill Remains

In our BB King obituary, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival: First-Hand Stories

Those who saw Bob Dylan play his first electric show at Newport in ’65 offer differing yet still compatible memories of that seminal rock music event

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Meet Danny Fields: Key Player in Rock History

Our conversation with the insider that played a role in the careers of such influential acts as the Doors, Velvet Underground, MC5, Stooges and Ramones, and is now the subject of a documentary named for a Ramones song named for him, Danny Says

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The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park Live 1969

This DVD is short on songs – only 7 of the 14 played at their historical free Hyde Park concert in 1969 – but it’s like a time machine visit to the event.

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Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

More classic rock recommendations from our staff for the procrastinator in all of us

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Our 2015 Classic Rock Holiday Gift Guide

Our staff picks the best of special musical packages and other great gifts to help you find the best presents to give to the music lovers you love.

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