BEST CLASSIC BANDS – CELEBRATING THE ARTISTS, MUSIC AND POP CULTURE OF THE CLASSIC ROCK ERA

The Eric Clapton Solo Debut LP: A Long Way From Home

With help from a some of rock’s greatest songwriters and musicians, the former Cream/Blind Faith guitarist launched his solo career with a gem of an LP.

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The Beatles’ “I’m Down”: The Overlooked McCartney Song You Need to Get Into Your Life

McCartney loved Little Richard’s singing, and used to cover his songs with the band. Then he decided to write his own tune in Richard’s style…

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When Johnny Cash Sang With the Monkees

He was 37 years old when he first starred on his own music variety TV series. Early on, he was joined by Dolenz, Jones and Nesmith on a good-humored segment

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Tributes For ‘The Most Hilarious Man,’ Bob Newhart

The beloved comedic actor was mourned by Billy Crystal, Carol Burnett, Judd Apatow, and others

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Happy Traum, Folk Music Stalwart, Dead at 86

A consummate folkie, he was an early advocate of Dylan and cut a series of highly regarded albums, both solo and with his brother Artie.

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Sass, Style & Vigor: The Rolling Stones Live in Los Angeles

The group delivered an exhilarating performance that belied what one might expect of a group of senior citizens touring under the sponsorship of the AARP.

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Blues Image’s ‘Ride Captain Ride’: A Tale of 73 Men

The singer and the keyboardist were having trouble coming up with a lead lyric for the new song they were writing. The answer was sitting right in front of them.

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Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt to Receive 2024 Kennedy Center Honors

Honors will go to filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, jazz musician Arturo Sandoval and NYC’s storied Apollo Theater.

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The Disastrous MTV Police Contest

What could go wrong when you and 25 of your friends get to fly on a private jet stocked with booze to see the band at the show of your choice? Everything, it turns out!

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1963: When the Beatles 1st Landed in America. Yes, 1963!

So you think no one in the U.S. heard the Beatles before 1964. Well, read on…

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Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

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The Tragedy of Drummer & Murderer Jim Gordon: 10 Questions for Biographer Joel Selvin

Our interview with the noted music author about his 2024 book, Drums & Demons: The Tragic Journey of Jim Gordon

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