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

Rick Wakeman Performs and Shares Wondrous Stories: Review

The keyboardist delighted the audience with his marvelous playing and had them in stitches with his engaging (and often ribald) tales

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Jerry Lee Lewis Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

The Killer will join fellow pioneering rockers the Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash as a member of the Country Hall.

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Paul & Linda McCartney’s ‘Ram’: Macca Magic or Puerile Pop?

For all the criticism tossed his way, McCartney and his hired hands did an admirable job of conveying the mirth and merriment inherent in these songs.

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Bob Dylan Announces New 2022 Tour Dates

The Bard has announced many more concerts for his “Rough and Rowdy Ways” world wide tour 2021-2024, named for his acclaimed 2020 studio album

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Journey Shares 3rd Track From First Studio Album in Over a Decade

The group has had a busy 2022, performing on their Freedom Tour, named for their upcoming album

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Reflecting on Marmalade’s ‘Reflections of My Life’

From 1968-1976, they scored eight Top 10 hits in the U.K.This song ultimately earned them their worldwide fame. Its singer/writer fell on hard times

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Eric Clapton Announces 2022 U.S. Concerts

The dates include his 49th and 50th appearances at New York’s Madison Square Garden dating back to his first concert there as a member of Cream in 1968

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Joe Walsh’s ‘But Seriously, Folks’: Behind the Scenes

“Coming off of ‘Hotel California,’ this was just big fun. This was dessert. It wasn’t drudgery, it wasn’t work, it wasn’t doing things over and over again.”

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Bono Writes Memoir, ‘Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story’

He takes us from his early days growing up in Dublin, to U2’s journey to become one of the world’s most influential rock bands, to his more than 20 years of activism

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Steve Winwood Opens 2017 Tour With Survey of Hits

The veteran British rock superstar reached back to Traffic, Blind Faith, the Spencer Davis Group and his solo albums for material

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’: Behind the Cover Art

The 1972 album cover was highly influential. Since, then, thousands of artists have used its “Ripping and Tearing” style and graffiti in their work.

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Whatever Happened to Stephen Talbot, ‘Leave It to Beaver”s Gilbert? We Asked Him!

Talbot on Jerry Mathers [Beaver]: “He carried that show. He was smart, and in the last couple of years, he was chafing against playing dumb.”

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1967 in Rock Music: One Amazing Year

It was one amazing year for rock, pop and soul music. Here are some of the highlights when FM “underground” radio was starting to overtake AM Top 40

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Interview: British Invasion Songwriter Graham Gouldman

10cc’s co-founder started writing hits for bands like the Yardbirds, the Hollies and Herman’s Hermits at just age 19. He was just warming up

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Scorpions Set 2022 North American Tour, With Whitesnake

The band’s “Rock Believer” tour of arenas is named after their 19th studio album, released earlier this year

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BCB Readers: ‘How We Were Introduced to Rock’

We asked our Newsletter subscribers how they first started listening to the music we now refer to as classic rock. “My grandparents thought the world was coming to an end”

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Richie Furay, Timothy B. Schmit Perform ‘Good Feelin’ to Know’ From Live at the Troubadour Set

The Rock Hall member celebrated the 50th anniversary of Poco’s DeLIVErin’ album with a concert album recorded at the famed venue where the band got their start

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David Crosby Announces Retirement from Touring: “I’m Too Old”

“Being on a bus tour is a daunting task,” said the 80-year-old artist. “I don’t have the stamina; I don’t have the strength.”

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Tommy Roe: ’60s Pop Star Reached ‘Dizzy’-ing Heights

The singer scored with six top 10 singles including a pair of #1s which he wrote, “Sheila,” and “Dizzy.” The bubblegum star once toured with the Beatles

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Billy Joel’s Historic MSG Residency: Surprise Guests

He calls it “the holy temple of rock and roll.” Every month since 2014, the Piano Man has called the Garden his home where he’s often joined by big stars

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Eric Clapton ‘Nothing But the Blues’ Film, Soundtrack Due

At the heart of the film and audio formats are Clapton’s performances of blues standards and lesser-known blues songs recorded in 1994 at the Fillmore in San Francisco

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10 Big Rock Acts Without a U.S. Top 10 Single

Back when Top 40 radio played rock hits, most legendary acts achieved chart success. For some reason, Hendrix, ELP, AC/DC, Tull and more never had a pop hit. See who else and what their biggest hits were

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Mickey Gilley, Country Singer and Actor, Dies at 86

He grew up with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, surrounded by the influence of music. He later earned 17 #1 country hits

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Rolling With Jerry: When Garcia Welcomed a College Kid to the Dead’s HQ

In the summer of 1971, the author and a friend decided to go visit the Grateful Dead. What resulted was an afternoon they’ve never forgotten.

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