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

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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Pamela Hutchinson of The Emotions Dies at 61

The family singing group began as a gospel group and ultimately scored a #1 pop and R&B (and Grammy-winning) hit in 1977 with “Best of My Love”

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When Eddie Murphy Became a Star With ’48 Hrs.’

The comedian was just 19 when he joined Saturday Night Live as a featured player. He soon became the series’ breakout star and Hollywood beckoned

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Uriah Heep, Ozzy Drummer Lee Kerslake is Mourned

Mick Box heeped praise on his former bandmate, calling him “one of the kindest men on earth.” The drummer had been omitted from the credits on an Ozzy LP

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Cat Stevens Updates Masterpiece, ‘Tea For the Tillerman’

The singer-songwriter has reimagined his 1970 classic with an all-new recording and a fresh perspective for its 50th anniversary

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Henry Diltz: Eyewitness to Laurel Canyon’s ‘60s Music Legends

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures like Mama Cass, CS&N, and the Monkees

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Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ @50 Live: Review

They didn’t dare bill it as a Byrds reunion, but to those fans who caught a show on one of the year’s most talked-about tours, that’s exactly what it was.

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Stars Do ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Table Read

A galaxy of Hollywood stars including one prominent member of the film’s original cast, have done a table read of the 1982 movie to benefit two charities

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Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup’ Deluxe Edition: Review

Rock critics slammed it and even Mick Jagger later said it wasn’t a great one, but fans made the ‘Exile’ followup a huge seller. We take a fresh listen.

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Ozzy Osbourne Drops Animated Video of ‘Crazy Train’

The release commemorates the 40th Anniversary of his landmark solo debut album Blizzard of Ozz which has sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S.

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‘Smiley Smile’: The Beach Boys Album That Wasn’t Supposed to Be

Their followup to ‘Pet Sounds’ was a quick replacement for an abandoned masterpiece-to-be. Some fans didn’t love it, but in time its reputation has grown.

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Remembering Jimi Hendrix in Greenwich Village

Guitar World magazine’s Founding Editor heard and met Hendrix in 1966 in Greenwich Village, where he believes the guitar icon truly developed

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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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Elton John Opening Vault With ‘Jewel Box’

The collection features prev. unreleased recordings from his career. “I find it hard to comprehend how prolific Bernie and I were during the early days”

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Harry Chapin Documentary Coming: Watch Trailer

When In Doubt, Do Something follows one of music’s great humanitarians from childhood throughout his tragically short life

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Bonnie Raitt Rebounds in the ‘Nick of Time’

Just when her career needed a boost, Raitt switched labels and came up with her biggest hit album, which took her all the way to number one.

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