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Russ Solomon, Late Tower Records Founder: Interview

In a 2017 interview, the founder of the Tower Records retail music corporation discussed the history of the company. He died in 2018 at age 92

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John Sebastian on the ‘Magic’ of the Lovin’ Spoonful

From ’60s hits to Woodstock to “Welcome Back” to what he’s doing in recent years, the singer-songwriter finds his joy in music

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Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream’ 2016 Rock Hall Induction

Kid Rock noted how the band recalled The Beatles and were both punk and pop. Then Cheap Trick musically wrapped up the night.

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When John and Yoko Helped Jerry Lewis

This actually happened, and we have the video to prove it. In 1972, the most famous couple in rock did their part to raise money for “Jerry’s kids.”

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Nancy Wilson of Heart: An Intimate Conversation

For more than four decades, she has co-led Heart with her sister, Ann. We spoke with one of rock’s great frontwomen about their legacy

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The Ides of March and the Story of ‘Vehicle’

They took their band name from a Shakespeare classic, their biggest hit from a real-life incident, and they drove their way up the charts in the year 1970.

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Moody Blues at Overdue 2018 Rock Hall Induction

The group members were genuinely humbled following their decades-long snub. Watch their speeches and performances of several favorites

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Mark Lindsay, Hal Blaine and the Raiders’ #1 Hit, ‘Indian Reservation’

[caption id="attachment_76383" align="alignleft" width="342"] Mark Lindsay, on the cover of his 1970 solo LP[/caption] Following the March 11 death of

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Todd Rundgren’s ‘Hello, It’s Me’: Wild Success Story

The musician has a long list of credits as a producer (Bat Out of Hell) and engineer. Here’s the inside story of how one song took off to become his biggest solo hit

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15 Unlikely Covers by Classic Rock Artists

Surprising choices from The Beatles, Judas Priest, the Who, Deep Purple, the Stones, and 10 more unusual versions. Give a listen!

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Harry Chapin’s Inspiration for ‘Taxi’

‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ may have been Harry Chapin’s biggest hit, but ‘Taxi’ resonated with listeners, perhaps due to its real-life connection.

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The 10 #1 Albums of 1976: Look Back

Of the hundreds of albums that charted in a great year for rock, only 10 topped the sales chart. We look at big titles from the Eagles, Wings and Frampton

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Joe Walsh Interview: Paying It Back for Veterans

Walsh: “I had played a lot of functions for other people, friends and stuff for various charities they were involved with. But I never had my own.”

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When Frank Sinatra Joined the Fifth Dimension

Frank Sinatra did not love rock music, but for his 1968 TV special he sang along with soul-pop hitmakers the Fifth Dimension and fit right in.

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Woodstock 50 Festival: Update, Rumors

August 15-18 will mark the 50th anniversary of the festival. The ’69 festival’s original organizer promises “an incredible talent lineup of over 80 artists”

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When ELO, ELP, Tull + More Rocked the Classics

Classical themes have found their way into rock since the earliest days of the music. We look at some of the best, from ELO to ELP and beyond.

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10 Greatest Power Pop Songs

Its origins reach back to the early Who. But during the golden era of power pop – 1972-’81 – these 10 songs were as incandescent as pop-rock can be.

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Yes Perform ‘Yours Is No Disgrace’ Live: 1972

The lineup that many define as classic Yes – Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman and White – take a 1972 audience on a wondrous journey on this song from The Yes Album

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