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

Elton John, Stevie Nicks Sing Soaring, New ‘Stolen Car’: Listen

The Lockdown Sessions also includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder, and Eddie Vedder, and such pop stars as Dua Lupa and Charlie Puth

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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The Mighty Manfred Mann: From ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’ to ‘Blinded By the Light’

They underwent frequent personnel changes, including several lead singers–and they were named after the keyboardist–but they kept producing hits.

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The #1 Singles of 1967, With Love

26 songs reached the top of the U.S. pop chart that year. And in many cases, there are some wild stories behind these rock, pop and R&B hits

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Kansas’ ‘Leftoverture’: A Prog/Arena Rock Magnum Opus

Their fourth album made Kansas one of the top U.S. mainstream rock bands and helped pave the way for the style now known as “arena rock.”

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James Taylor Announces More Dates With Jackson Browne

The pair have several dozen dates in 2021 and will do another dozen in 2022. During their sets, they share the stage to perform some classics

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1975—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Don’t let anyone tell you the mid-’70s was a dull period for music—a simple survey of what we were listening to disproves that notion.

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The Doobie Brothers’ ‘The Captain and Me’: Polishing a Diamond

By the time they started recording their third album, the San Jose band had transformed itself into an eclectic and progressive group.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash and Aftermath

Only four years after their debut album, the Florida band suffered a devastating loss when their chartered plane ran out of fuel, killing six people.

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Hall & Oates ‘Live at the Troubadour’ Gets Vinyl, CD Editions

In 2008, the number-one selling duo in music history played stripped-back versions of their classic hits at the famed Los Angeles club

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Stacks and Stacks of Vinyl: Tower Records in 1971

Go back in time (before “big box stores” and the Internet) and watch film footage of when Tower Records’ Sunset Blvd store was an adventure in vinyl album shopping.

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10 Classic Punk Rock Songs

Any list of top songs of any genre are going to be subjective. But, says its author, here are ones by Blondie, Devo and more for punk rock

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Rolling Stones to Close 2021 Tour With Intimate Concert

The concert will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., 3 days after what was originally planned to be the final show of the run

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David Crosby’s Solo Debut, ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name,’ Gets 50th Anniversary Edition

Though billed as a solo album, it was anything but, with members of the Dead, Airplane and Santana, along with Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young

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10 (More) Great 1960s Instrumental Hits

During the swinging decade, these classics from Herb Alpert, the Surfaris, Hugo Montenegro and more were essential tracks on the AM radio dial

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Radio Hits in October 1978: Kenny and Stevie Were Doin’ It

The Stones, The Who, Bob Seger, Billy Joel and Foreigner were all in the Top 10 this week but rock’s days were numbered in that format

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Asia Official Live Bootlegs Box Due

The 10-CD set spans performances from 1982 to 2010 by Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton, and features artwork by Roger Dean

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Carpenters’ ‘Musical Legacy’ Book Coming

Richard Carpenter sat for more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews and provided some 200 photographs from his personal archive

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Al Stewart’s ‘Time Passages’ Gets Deluxe Box Set

The expanded edition has been remastered for the first time from the original first-generation master tapes by Alan Parsons, and a new 5.1 Surround sound mix

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Carly Simon’s ‘No Secrets’: Sexy and Smart

When she reached the top of the charts with the smash “You’re So Vain,” she became not only a pop phenomenon, but a gender role model.

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Justin Hayward Talks Moodys’ ‘Days of Future Passed’

In an interview with radio air personality Dennis Elsas, the singer-songwriter-guitarist shares insight into the Moody Blues’ masterpiece

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The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Special Edition Review: ‘The Thrill Was Still There’

The set includes 27 previously unreleased jams, rehearsal performances and outtakes, more than enough to justify its purchase.

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Danny ‘Kootch’ on Recording With Carole, James, Jackson, & Don

Our interview with Danny Kortchmar about his “new” band and of his phenomenal legacy as a session musician, songwriter and producer

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John Lodge Sets Live Album of Moody Blues Faves

The legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist performs such classics as “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)” and “Ride My See-Saw”

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