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

Dolly Parton is Releasing a Holiday Album and its Title is Perfect

The collection, with many duets including one with Willie Nelson, will be the beloved singer-songwriter’s first Christmas album in 30 years.

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Top Radio Hits of 1970: That’s Where It’s At

Several pop culture touchstones debuted this year, and some of the year’s biggest singles included hits by a slew of one-hit-wonders plus some all-time classics

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Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Hasten Down The Wind’: Right Song, Right Singer

The 1976 release became Ronstadt’s third platinum album in a row, and earned her the second of her eventual 13 Grammy awards.

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11 Great Rock and Pop Summer Songs

Here are some favorites on our playlist that span several decades, to help you celebrate the season of barbecues, convertibles and beaches

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Opening Night of Mark Knopfler’s 2019 Tour: Watch

The former Dire Straits frontman toured with a 10-piece band in support of his album, Down the Road Wherever. Watch him perform several favorites

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Big Brother’s ‘Cheap Thrills’: Behind R. Crumb’s LP Cover

It would be the only rock album for which the cartoonist would do the art. It continues to serve as a psychedelic timestamp of one crazy summer.

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Lindsey Buckingham Returns to Performing—Briefly

First came his firing from Fleetwood Mac, then heart surgery, then the pandemic. But finally, the singer-musician is performing again.

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Dire Straits Studio Albums Box Coming

The group’s classic rock hits include such favorites as “Sultans Of Swing,” “Romeo And Juliet,” “Money For Nothing” and “Walk Of Life”

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John & Yoko Plastic Ono Band 50th Anniversary Book Due

He once described the 1970 LP as “the best thing I’ve ever done.” The book will include commentary by Lennon, Ono and other members, with prev. unseen photos

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CREEM Magazine Documentary Now Streaming, DVD Due

CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine celebrates the irreverent publication out of Detroit, 50 years after it debuted in 1969

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Singer-Songwriter and Author Jeff Slate Sets Live Release

The collection recorded during his #StayHome online concert series during the COVID-19 enforced lockdown includes a whopping 43-song tracklist

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Stray Cats to Release Live ‘Rocked This Town’ Album

The audio souvenir of their recent 40th anniversary reunion tour features 23 tracks, including hits and several brand-new scorchers from 2019’s ’40’ LP

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Glen Campbell’s Early Session Career Recalled

The producer-director of The Wrecking Crew, the documentary of the renowned Los Angeles studio musicians from the 1960s and ’70s, shares his personal thoughts and memories

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Radio Hits August 1968: Won’t You Tell Me Your Name

Top 40 was rocking in 1968 this week with a WLS Chicago Top 10 dominated by many classic rock favorites, including hits by The Doors, Cream and Steppenwolf

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Maria Muldaur’s Solo Debut: Smart, Sassy and Seductive

The album, which included the top 10 hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” is a potent blend of country, blues, folk and pop, and it still sounds fresh.

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Deep Purple Releases ‘Whoosh!’, 21st Studio LP

The band “stretched out in all directions without any limitation, letting their creativity go. They put the Deep back into Purple,” says producer Bob Ezrin.

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Radio Hits of 1979: My, My, My, Aye-Aye, Woo

In a year when the Sony Walkman and the Happy Meal were introduced, plenty of classic rock acts enjoyed some of their biggest hits. What was #1?

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Elvis Presley’s Legendary 1970 Nashville Sessions Due

The marathon sessions with the acclaimed “Nashville Cats” are coming with rare and unreleased tracks. Listen to the first, rollicking track

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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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B.J. Thomas Talks ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ ‘Raindrops’ and the Bicycle Scene

When Billy Joe Thomas was a boy growing up in Houston, Tex., there were four or five other Billys on

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‘John Lennon 1980’ Book Coming: Author Q&A

Beatles historian Kenneth Womack’s book, subtitled The Last Days in the Life, arrives between Lennon’s 80th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his death

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Wayne Fontana, ‘Game of Love’ British Invasion Singer, Dead at 74

The singer left the group in frustration after they scored their sole big hit, and they went on to have another without him.

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The Bee Gees’ ‘Main Course’: The Turning Point

Just when it seemed as if their career might be over, the brothers Gibb drastically altered their style. They would soon find out what success really was!

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Rolling Stones Unveil Video for Prev. Unreleased 1974 Tune ‘Scarlet’

The previously unheard song, “Scarlet,” was recorded in October 1974 and featured Page on guitar alongside Keith Richards

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