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

Tributes For ‘The Most Hilarious Man,’ Bob Newhart

The beloved comedic actor was mourned by Billy Crystal, Carol Burnett, Judd Apatow, and others

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Happy Traum, Folk Music Stalwart, Dead at 86

A consummate folkie, he was an early advocate of Dylan and cut a series of highly regarded albums, both solo and with his brother Artie.

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Sass, Style & Vigor: The Rolling Stones Live in Los Angeles

The group delivered an exhilarating performance that belied what one might expect of a group of senior citizens touring under the sponsorship of the AARP.

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Blues Image’s ‘Ride Captain Ride’: A Tale of 73 Men

The singer and the keyboardist were having trouble coming up with a lead lyric for the new song they were writing. The answer was sitting right in front of them.

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Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt to Receive 2024 Kennedy Center Honors

Honors will go to filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, jazz musician Arturo Sandoval and NYC’s storied Apollo Theater.

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The Disastrous MTV Police Contest

What could go wrong when you and 25 of your friends get to fly on a private jet stocked with booze to see the band at the show of your choice? Everything, it turns out!

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The Top Albums of July 1970

Some of the era’s legendary names in classic rock had new releases – many of which are in your collection – at the top of the sales chart this week

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Faces At The BBC — Complete BBC Concert & Session Recordings 1970-1973 Box Set Due

The 9-disc set, much of it previously unreleased, has been remastered with the full participation of band members Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, and Kenney Jones

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Mark Lindsay, Hal Blaine and the Raiders’ #1 Hit, ‘Indian Reservation’

Our interview with the star about the legendary drummer who made magic happen at the recording session and the single’s unusual path to success

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Tributes For Trailblazers Richard Simmons and Dr. Ruth

The careers of two of the more unlikely public figures intersected from time-to-time during the height of their popularity in the ’80s and ’90s

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When Live Aid Rocked the Planet

We recap the biggest charity concert in music history, where dozens of stars performed in London and Philadelphia for a massive worldwide TV audience in 1985

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Early Byrds—Interviews with McGuinn, Crosby & Hillman

“Our manager said, ‘You want to make records you will be proud to listen to in 40 years.’ He was right.”—Chris Hillman

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