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

Top-Selling Albums of 1981: Rock Still Reigned

Many established bands were criticized as “corporate rock” acts though they, in fact, had been paying their dues for years

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Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1974 ‘One Hand Clapping’ Live Album to Finally Get Official Release

One of the most bootlegged live albums, recorded in August 1974, finally receives a proper release

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Johnny Cash Newly Discovered 1993 Album, ‘Songwriter,’ Coming

His son, John Carter Cash, stripped the recordings back to just Johnny’s powerful, pristine vocals and acoustic guitar, and invited some acclaimed musicians to the mix

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Asia, Focus Announce ‘Heat of the Moment’ 2024 Tour

The summer run also features Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash) and Curved Air. The concerts will be MC’d by artist Roger Dean

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A New Riders of the Purple Sage Concert Set from 1976: Review

The one-time Grateful Dead country-rock spinoff dipped into their earliest material and choice covers for this live show.

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Huey Lewis Musical, ‘Heart of Rock & Roll,’ on Broadway: Reviews

The original production is inspired by the band’s many classic rock hits like “Power of Love,” “If This Is It,” and the title track

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Doobie Brothers Add Dates to 2024 Tour With Steve Winwood

The band are opening for Eagles this spring, and then are headlining their own tour with support from Robert Cray followed by Winwood

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J. Geils Band’s ‘Live—Blow Your Face Out’ Revisited

It wasn’t their first live album, but ‘Blow Your Face Out’ took the band’s manic rock ‘n’ soul energy to another level entirely.

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13 Times When Glen Campbell Rocked

Think of Glen Campbell and your mind goes first to those big country/pop hits. But the guy could rock like crazy too. Here are some of our favorites.

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The Zombies’ Unusual Path of Their ‘Odessey & Oracle’ LP

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

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The Doors’ ‘L.A. Woman’: Last Call

The Doors’ sixth and final studio LP re-energized the band through a return to their roots in American blues, and served as a tribute to their hometown.

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When Dickey Betts Made a Surprise, Final Appearance in 2018

The Allman Brothers Band founding member had brain surgery 3 months earlier following a stroke and subsequent fall. On New Year’s Eve he was back on stage

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