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Radio Hits July 1967: No Need to Change the Station

The Summer of Love was in full swing and radio was playing hits by the Airplane, Grass Roots, one-hit-wonders Every Mother’s Son and Music Explosion. And, of course, Scott McKenzie’s big hit

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Charlie Daniels, Country Rock Legend, Dies at 83

The legend was best known for his 1979 hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but also performed on Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline

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The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’: An Appreciation

At age 14, writer Colin Fleming saw the film and it made him into a Beatles fanatic… many years after Beatlemania. He recalls that day

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Santana’s Michael Shrieve on Woodstock and More

The drummer had a big moment at the ’69 festival – at age 20. When that lineup reunited for a 2016 album + several dates, the chemistry was there

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Ennio Morricone, Composer of ‘The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,’ and 100s of Other Films, Dies

The Maestro scored films for many legendary directors. But it was the trio of mid-1960s “Spaghetti Westerns” for Sergio Leone for which he’s best known

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A John Lennon Tree Grows in Manhattan

The New York City neighborhood in which John Lennon called home for years has many iconic locations that serve to remind us of his legacy there

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The Band’s Pioneering ‘Music From Big Pink’

The album offered quiet songs of experience bathed in a rustic glow, with no hints of the futurism and none of the kilowatt drama then prevalent elsewhere in rock.

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Huey Lewis’ Last Known Performance After Hearing Loss: 2018

That April, he canceled his entire tour, telling The Today Show, “I can’t hear music.” Six months later, he sang a favorite for the first time in 8 months

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‘Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1’: Just Your Basic Dylan-Petty-Harrison-Orbison-Lynne Supergroup

Their unexpected union was a landmark combining an array of distinctive voices into something no individual could create alone.

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David Gilmour’s First New Song in 5 Years: Listen

It’s a family affair. “Yes, I Have Ghosts” was written by his wife, Polly Samson, and features the voice and harp playing of their daughter Romany

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Best Classic Bands: It’s Burton Cummings’ Fault

The idea for Best Classic Bands started with an innocent Facebook post that resulted in a missed concert and a vow to do something about it

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The #1 Singles of 1971: Maggie May, Shaft and Jeremiah

Fellow chart nerds unite! Best Classic Bands readers can’t seem to get enough of our frequent takes at the classic

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Returning For 11th Season

2020 just got a bit sunnier. Or darker. It all depends on whether you look at things as Larry does: “Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are”

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The Beatles at Budokan in 1966: Tokyo Rocks

The Fab Four catalog could add another great concert album to convey their live energy and brilliance: a show from their stand in Japan

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Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend, Mourned by Hollywood

The actor, director, producer and writer was 98. He left behind a wealth of classics including The Dick Van Dyke Show and his collaborations with Mel Brooks

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Johnny Mandel, Composer of ‘M*A*S*H’ Theme Song, Dead at 94

The composer felt that the theme for the film was too soft considering the subject matter, but it proved so popular it was also used for the TV series.

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Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Returning as ‘Unzipped’

Following successful runs in London, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and elsewhere, the sensational traveling museum exhibit has been rebranded

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Stax Records Soul Star Eddie Floyd Publishing Memoir

The book by the “Knock on Wood” soul singer includes input from Bruce Springsteen, Bill Wyman, Steve Cropper, William Bell and others.

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