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

Mac Davis, Who Wrote Hits For Elvis, and Had His Own #1 Pop Single, Dies

The country-pop performer wrote such hits as “In the Ghetto” and “Memories” for Presley before recording his own #1 single with “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”

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Helen Reddy, ’70s Hitmaker of ‘I Am Woman’ Fame, Dies

The Australian-born singer became a pop superstar with four #1 singles. The first, 1972’s “I Am Woman,” was an anthem for the women’s liberation movement

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Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans of Swing’: An Unlikely Hit

They were playing a kind of old-school Dylanesque rock that radio stations assumed fans no longer cared for. Then the fans told them otherwise.

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The Nine #1 Albums of 1981: Take It on the Run

Each of the releases had a different story to tell. Many were from artists who had paid their dues for years. Others were from superstars returning to the top

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AC/DC Continues to Tease Imminent Reunion

It’s time to PWR UP. It’s expected that former lead singer Brian Johnson will be back in the fold for new recordings (and perhaps concerts)

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With the death of Little Richard, we wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are alive? Here are 8 who made the music what it was

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Ed Sullivan Show: Comedy Legends Showcase

The host provided a forum for the biggest names in comedy every Sunday night. Watch some classic routines from Rodney, Joan, Carlin, and other legends

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Stevie Wonder Does ‘Songs in the Key of Life’: 2015

Do you have a bucket list of artists you must catch in concert? Our reviewer does and reports on the “fulfillngness” of finally seeing a Wonder

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Steve Miller Makes Magic at Met Museum: 2019 Review

The blues rock musician was “blown away” by the institution’s 2019 “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibit. “Ready to have some fun?” he asked

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Record Store Day 2020 Part 2: Saturday

The properly distanced dates bring us titles from Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Roger Waters, The Who, the Doors, the Stones, Elton John and more

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Linda Ronstadt Film Documents Her Mexican Heritage

Linda and the Mockingbirds is from award-winning director and producer James Keach who also produced last year’s Ronstadt documentary The Sound of My Voice

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The Doors Strange Days: We Want the World…

On their second album, Jim Morrison and the band moved into uncharted territory lyrically and instrumentally. When the music’s over, turn out the lights…

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Radio Hits in September 1968: Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah-Nah-Nah-Nah

Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ had some all-time greats in its Top 10 this week including The Beatles’ longest-running #1

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Herb Alpert Documentary, CD Collection Coming

The film will cover the life and career of the mega-platinum-selling leader of the Tijuana Brass and co-founder of A&M Records

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Bee Gees Documentary Film Coming to HBO

The feature length The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart chronicles the rise of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, their music and its evolution

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Joni Mitchell’s Archives Series’ Early Years: Listen to 2 Tracks

The legend is opening her vault for the first time to create a series of boxed sets, featuring deep dives into unreleased content from different eras of her storied career

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‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ Book Showcases Influential TV Series

The influential British TV series is the subject of a lavishly illustrated book with a complete guide to the show that presented a Who’s Who of music talent

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Nick Mason Re-Psychedelicizes Early Pink Floyd on New Live Release: Review

Don’t come here looking for ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ or ‘The Wall.’ The drummer’s focus is solely on the earlier, more trippy Floyd material.

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Eagles’ ‘The Long Run’: The Making of a Classic

“’The Long Run’ was a pretty painful birth because we were like, ‘How the f*** are we going to top “Hotel California”‘?”–Joe Walsh

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Bruce Springsteen Releases 2nd Track From ‘Letter To You,’ With E Street Band

The 12-track album, described as “a rock album fueled by the band’s heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound,” was recorded at his home studio

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’ Restored, Remixed

Filmed in 1988, the 2020 release of the concert album is sourced from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K

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Blondie’s ‘Parallel Lines’: An International Smash

The LP, which included the smash “Heart of Glass,” would transform the group from boutique act into a worldwide sensation. Our Album Rewind…

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Eric Clapton Sets Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 Release

The 2 concerts featured performances by Clapton, Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, and many more

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Elton John Moves 2020 North American Tour Dates to 2022

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour began in September 2018. The performer promises it will be an extended goodbye, encompassing three years and 300 dates

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