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

1970: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

We looked back at hundreds of albums released that year and whittled the list down to 50 standouts. How many do you own?

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The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Reviewed: The Anniversary It Deserves

Our reviewer: This anthology offers 3 compelling reasons to buy it. The excellent sound quality, the demos and outtakes and the 100-page hardcover book

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Stevie Nicks on What Inspired Her to Record Stephen Stills’ ‘For What It’s Worth’

“He managed, in that song, to touch on everything so subtly. This is a song I long wanted to record. This seemed to be the right time”

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Olivia Newton-John and Her Audience: A Love-Fest

The beloved singer has a big vocal range and signature sound unlike anyone else’s. Her 2017 tour resumed just months after she announced a recurrence of cancer

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When the Rolling Stones Opened Their 2021 Tour, Minus Charlie Watts

The 13-date tour was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. The storyline, however, was the absence of the man who kept the beat for nearly 6 decades

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Dr. John Final Album, ‘Things Happen That Way,’ Arrives

During the sessions for the album, Rebennack invited a few old friends to lend their voices to the project including Willie Nelson and Aaron Neville

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Final Concert

We didn’t know that he soldiered on throughout the big 2017 tour with a fractured hip. Who could have known that their September 25 performance would be their last?

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The Doors’ ‘Strange Days’: We Want the World…

On their second album, Jim Morrison and the band moved into uncharted territory lyrically and instrumentally. When the music’s over, turn out the lights…

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12 ‘Lost’ British Invasion Hits of the ’60s

It wasn’t all about the Beatles, Stones, Who and Kinks. We look back at a dozen other great British Invasion hits that you may have forgotten.

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Doobie Brothers’ Founding Drummer, John Hartman, Dies

He became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020 when the band was finally inducted after decades of eligibility

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ELO’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down… Bruce!’

Most classic rock acts have a misheard lyric. It goes with the territory. So what did Jeff Lynne do when concert audiences started singing along to his big hit?

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Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band ‘Live at the Greek Theatre 2019’ Due

That year’s lineup featured Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, and Gregg Rolie, among others. Joe Walsh and Edgar Winter were among the evening’s guests

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The Band’s 2nd Album: A Rustic Masterpiece

Following up their debut Music From Big Pink, Dylan’s former backup band made a transcendent, self-titled masterpiece in 1969. Here’s the story.

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Dave Clark Five to Release 7″ Singles Box Set

The British Invasion band scored 15 consecutive Top Twenty hits within a two-year period. Clark himself has remastered the set at Abbey Road Studios

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Steve Perry, Neal Schon in New Legal Fight Over Journey Rights

The band’s legendary singer and songwriter accused Schon and Jonathan Cain of “fraud on the trademark office” for 20 songs

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Jimi Hendrix Engineer Eddie Kramer Remembers: ‘He Changed My Life’

With Hendrix, “There was this amazing dynamic all rolled up into one human being, an amazing purity and presence.”–Kramer

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Jimmy Page, Steve Miller Watch Don Felder Perform ‘Hotel California’

The three guitar icons attended NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2019 “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibition

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ Box Due

Six of the band’s 20 shows there were professionally recorded. The setlist pays tribute to the artists they were influenced by

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Leonard Cohen: New Doc & LP Shine a Light on the Origin of ‘Hallelujah’

“I said to Leonard, ‘This is the one. This is what we’ve been waiting for. This might be your best record.'”–Producer/songwriter/performer John Lissauer

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12 Influential Early MTV Videos

Remember when the cable channel played music? Billboard’s first video editor saw all the early MTV videos and selects the significant clips

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‘The Beatles Rubber Soul to Revolver’ Book Coming Ahead of Next Deluxe Release

The title covers the group’s much-loved albums from 1965-66, Capitol’s 1966 U.S. release, Yesterday And Today, and the singles associated with them

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10 (More) Re-Released Singles That Became Hits

Sometimes the timing just wasn’t right. When many of these classic rock songs first went to radio they flopped. The stars were aligned the second time

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Remember Nelson? Twin Brothers Now Well Into Their ’50s

Less than 5 years after the untimely death of their father, Ricky Nelson, Gunnar and Matthew were on top of the music world themselves

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Abbey Road Studios Documentary From Mary McCartney: Watch a Clip With Paul McCartney

The studio is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The film includes interviews with Ringo Starr, David Gilmour and Roger Waters, and Jimmy Page, Kate Bush, and others

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