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Paul McCartney Begins Freshen Up Tour: Recap

He had been on a whirlwind promotional tour this summer, at first teasing his new studio album, Egypt Station. The 76-year-old seems refreshed

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When The Doors Defied Ed Sullivan

When Jim Morrison and the band appeared on the popular show they were asked not to sing the word ‘higher.’ Now we know what they were asked to sing instead.

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B.B. King May Be Gone But The Thrill Remains

In our tribute, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Radio Hits In September 1964: Look Back

The Top 10 during this week on Chicago’s WLS featured some of classic rock’s most enduring songs from several British Invasion acts

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1965: Music Goes Mobile with 8-Track Tapes

Do you remember when it was a big deal to have an 8-track player in your car? Check out Ford’s 1966 Mustang ad featuring a “stereosonic tape player”…

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Ringo Starr–A Star Among All-Starrs: NYC Review

The lineup’s current edition, with Rolie, Lukather, Gouldman and Hay, was as exuberant and polished a concert as an audience could hope for

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REO Speedwagon’s A&R Exec Talks About Gary Richrath

The Epic Records exec that signed the band shares his memories of the late guitarist and signing REO. “Gary was a shredder in the early days”

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Joan Baez Interview: On Dylan, Aging and Her Farewell Tour

Says the folk legend: “I’m comfortable and happy. I’m not trying to reach notes that I can’t reach anymore. I’m working on what I have, which I like a lot.”

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Roger Dean Interview: Getting Close To The Edge

The album designer, best known for his surrealistic cover illustrations for Yes, shares some surprising stories about working with the band

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Radio Hits in September 1973: Look Back

Five all-time classic rock hits were in the Top 10 this week in 1973 on Boston’s Top 40 station WRKO. Could it get any better than this?

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Elton John Says Goodbye as Farewell Tour Begins

Nearly 9 months after the Farewell Yellow Brick Tour was announced in grand fashion, the superstar is now on the road. He promises to hit every continent

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Eurythmics’ ‘Dreams’ Well-Timed For MTV Success

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart had a taste of success as part of an earlier band. Their 2nd album as a duo yielded a worldwide smash that was well-timed for the MTV revolution

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Radio Hits in September 1971: Look Back

Some all-time classics by Rod Stewart, the Moody Blues and The Who were still climbing the chart while the Top 10 had a mix of pop, soul and rock favorites

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Faces 2015 Reunion Gave Fans a ‘Glorious’ 7 Songs

It was “exactly that shambolic bonhomie” that fans loved about the Faces, as Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones revived the band for one night

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Rolling Stones Ya-Ya’s Still Unrivaled

The late Lester Bangs had “no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” Decades later, our writer feels that’s still true

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 100 Crucial Omissions

Every year, when the new inductees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…

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Radio Hits in September 1972: Look Back

This week on Los Angeles’ Top 40 KHJ included some all-time classic rock greats including hits by the O’Jays, the Raspberries, Moody Blues + Three Dog Night

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Ozzy Osbourne Q&A: Is This Really the Last Tour?

“There’s no excess trouble. No drama…there are no arguments. We just get up, do our gig and have fun. In the ’80s, it was like Caligula on the road.”

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