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

Paul McCartney Plays Club Gig Prior to Glastonbury

The intimate concert, announced just one day in advance, took place at the Cheese and Grain in the U.K. town of Frome. Tickets for the 800-capacity show were £25

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

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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The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone Interview: It’s Time

Our writer followed the British Invasion band from gig to gig. Their co-founder / lead vocalist talked about their tour of a classic album

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The Rascals’ ‘Time Peace’: A Greatest Hits LP That Foretold the Future

While the collection could be considered a document detailing the end of an era, it also marked a makeover: Time was marching on for the band.

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Jethro Tull Sets ‘Thick As a Brick’ Reissues For 50th Anniversary

The 1972 album is still revered as one of rock’s and progressive rock’s most pioneering titles. It featured a rock first, one continuous song on both sides

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Beatles Online Workshop Coming This Summer

For ‘The Beatles and You: The Composition, Performance, and Recording of Their Classic Songs,’ participants choose their level of involvement

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Mike + The Mechanics Announce 2023 Tour

The band, led by Genesis founding member, Mike Rutherford, with perform all their hits and “a drop of Genesis” on the “Refueled” tour

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’: Twice As Good

In many ways, it’s still Dylan’s defining album, one that helped to affirm his lingering largess. Its iconic standing remains as indelible as ever

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Radio Hits in June 1968 Were Jumpin’

As summer began, future classic rock hits were being played alongside a wild assortment of soul, country and instrumental favorites

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Jeff Beck, Johnny Depp Share 4th Track From Studio Album, ’18’

Leading up to the release of the album, Beck has launched a European tour, with Depp as special guest. Listen to several tracks

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Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison Sing Wilburys’ Favorite: 2019

Jeff Lynne’s ELO opened their 2019 North American tour with a 20-song set of favorites. He was joined by his former bandmate’s son on “Handle With Care”

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Brian Wilson Remembers: An In-Depth Interview with the Beach Boys’ Resident Genius

“I didn’t know how big it would get. I didn’t think it would,” said Brian WIlson about the group that would become one of the most celebrated in rock.

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The #1 Albums of 1971: 14 Stories

The year was marked by great releases by the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and others. But the sales chart was dominated by a singer-songwriter

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‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ LP Delivered Classic Dylan

It seemed reasonable to suspect that we’d seen the last of his greatest albums. Well, here was a superb collection to prove you wrong

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Ann Wilson of Heart: Her Top 10 Live Albums (& Free Live EP)

While gems from fellow classic rock legends like Deep Purple and The Who are on the list, some of the others may surprise you

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The Beatles’ “I’m Down”: The Overlooked McCartney Song You Need to Get Into Your Life

McCartney loved Little Richard’s singing, and used to cover his songs with the band. Then he decided to write his own tune in Richard’s style…

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John Fogerty’s ‘Blue Ridge Rangers’: One-Man Band

With CCR having called it a day, Fogerty entered the studio alone and put together an album’s worth of tributes to his country, gospel and bluegrass heroes.

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Music World Serenades Paul McCartney on 80th Birthday

“They say it’s your birthday!” Many of his fellow music stars took to social media to help him celebrate in words and song

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Janis Joplin Slays ‘Ball and Chain’ in Monterey Pop

When she stepped onto the Monterey stage she was still an unknown. When she left she was on her way to superstardom. This five-minute clip is why.

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Deacon Frey, Glenn’s Son, is Surprise Guest as Eagles Open European Tour

Several months after he decided to leave the touring edition of the band, he joined them for 3 songs. He had carryied on his father’s legacy for 4 1/2 years

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Beach Boys’ 60th Anniversary Celebration Begins

First up: a newly remastered and expanded edition of their career-spanning greatest hits collection, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys

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The B-52’s Add Dates to Farewell Tour

The new wave band scored with such popular songs as “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster” in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The greatest party band on the planet?

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The Bee Gees’ ‘Main Course’: The Turning Point

Just when it seemed as if their career might be over, the brothers Gibb drastically altered their style. They would soon find out what success really was!

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Monterey Pop Festival—10 Killer Performances

Here is a look at some of the finest that went down over those 3 days, and which still loom so largely as we bring contemporary ears to bear on them

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