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Booker T. Jones: A Chat with the Memphis Soul Legend

“Black people thought it was a black band and white people thought it was a white band,” says the keyboardist behind the soul classic “Green Onions.”

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Handicapping the 2020 Rock Hall Nominees!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced 16 nominees for the 2019 class. We predict which artists we think will make the final cut.

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Hollies Singer Allan Clarke Reflects on the Hits and More

“We never thought we would appear on TV and become famous. So when it actually did start happening, it was a bit frightening.”–Allan Clarke

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The Moody Blues’ Masterpiece, ‘Days of Future Passed’

It was a new concept: a rock band would play its new songs, read some poems and be backed up by an orchestra. Today it’s considered a landmark recording.

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Manassas: Stephen Stills’ Finest (Solo) Hour

Stills’ third full-length as leader showcased a collaborative ensemble flexible enough to cover a broad stylistic palette.

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Robbie Robertson Reunites With The Band Photographer Elliott Landy

At the U.S. premiere of the documentary, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, the musician offered his praise: “He was part of the family”

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1971—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Bands that had only recently performed in ballrooms and college gyms now played arenas and stadiums–and sold millions of albums.

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Bonnie Raitt Shines at Jazz Fest 2018: Watch

Just 2 days before her stunning announcement that she had to bow out of her dates with James Taylor due to surgery, the musician shone onstage

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‘Let It Bleed’: The Rolling Stones’ Turbulent Masterpiece

The album captures the band at its creative apogee through a dark masterpiece that mirrors the violent ’60s milieu in which it was created.

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Ozzy Osbourne on His New Box Set and More

“Would I have done anything different? No. It’s just wild! I love it. When I heard the Beatles, I knew what I wanted to do.”–Ozzy

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Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ Revisited

He was everywhere in 1971 but still hadn’t quite found his way. Then he released the first album that defined his singular gifts.

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Top Selling Albums of 1971: Look Back

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of top-selling albums in the U.S.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 Archive Box Delivers

A magnificent box set commemorates CCR’s run when they released 3 great LPs and had a string of hit singles, all in one remarkable year

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

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

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Elvis Costello’s 1977 US Launch: The Inside Story

Dick Wingate, then a Product Manager with Columbia Records, shares his marketing plan on how the label set up My Aim Is True to radio, record stores and the public

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10 Unusual and Surprising Cover Songs

Our writer veered toward songs that might have some oddball elements but really reinvented the song, or made you hear it in an altered state

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Gerry and the Pacemakers: Part of the British Invasion

The Liverpool group, who shared the Beatles’ manager and producer, scored hits like “How Do You Do It?” and “Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey”

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When ‘Halloween’ Introduced Us to Michael Myers

In a decade of great thrillers and slasher movies, one film taught us to never trust a lone wolf trick-or-treater again. “Scream queen” Jaime Lee Curtis was just 19

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