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Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’: Take it Easy Baby

Though the second single from the Heartbreakers’ 1976 self-titled debut failed to chart on Top 40, its story about the girl alone on the balcony overlooking US Route 441 resonates with his fans

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Remembering ‘The Midnight Special’

The series launched the 1970s trend of live rock music on late night TV with its pilot in 1972 + boosted the career of Wolfman Jack. Check out the guests and some great clips

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Foghat’s ‘Slow Ride’ of a Career Continues

The British-born blues’n’boogie band that rocked the ’70s with fervor carry on with a fine new album titled ‘Under The Influence’

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The #1 Albums of 1974: Look Back

No less than 25 different titles were at #1 for at least one week in the U.S. The two artists with the most weeks at the top might surprise you

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Rolling Stones Announce Rescheduled 2019 Dates

Less than seven weeks after the original dates for their North American No Filter tour were postponed due to Mick Jagger’s heart condition, the band revealed new dates

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

Why “And the winner is…” often leads to #SMH. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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Cream’s Jack Bruce: The ‘Lost’ Interview

Two years before his death, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend looked back on the game-changing trio and discussed his future plans.

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Eric Clapton Ends Royal Albert Hall Show With ‘Purple Rain’

Slowhand opened his London 2019 concert with a cover of “Que Sera Sera,” in tribute to Doris Day, who had died earlier that day, then closed the show with a Prince tribute

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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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Richie Furay Talks About His Supergroups

In our interview, he discusses the brief Buffalo Springfield reunion (and possible album), his recent solo LP and the country rock sound

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Billy Joel’s Historic MSG Residency: Surprise Guests

He calls it “the holy temple of rock and roll.” Every month since 2014, the Piano Man has called the Garden his home where he’s often joined by big stars

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17 #1 Hits Worse Than ‘We Built This City’

That mid-’80s Starship hit perennially tops lists of the worst chart-toppers ever. It’s bad, we agree, but we’ve found others that are even worse.

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Radio Hits May 1967: Look Back

The airwaves were filled with some great pop vocals this week including two songs that paid tribute to other greats in their genre

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Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

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Bob Seger Final Tour: Live Review

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band took a ride through songs that have influenced pop culture for decades and show no sign of letting up.

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17 More Books That Every Hippie Owned

If you were a hippie, or still are, we’re betting you are familiar with most of these classics, including several novels, guides, poetry books and more.

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Top Radio Hits 1969: Look Back

As the decade came to a close, rock acts joined R&B artists for an amazing array of future classic rock greats, and a Broadway musical yielded 4 smash hits

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Adam Sandler Pays Tribute to Pal with ‘Chris Farley Song’

The comic actor hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 4, 2019, and honored “my boy” with a new song that will melt your heart

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