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When Johnny Cash Did Time ‘At Folsom Prison’

Performing for prison inmates was nothing new for the legendary singer, but his record label was nervous about making an album at one. Good thing they did.

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Remembering Animal House’s ‘Fat, Drunk and Stupid’ Flounder

He played the hapless Delta house fraternity pledge Kent “Flounder” Dorfman as his character became the butt of numerous pranks by the upperclassmen

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Bob Dylan ‘Nashville Skyline’ Cover: The Inside Story

Elliott Landy talks about the magic hour of light and serendipity of his photo. “[Bob] stopped at the coat rack and grabbed a hat. ‘Do you think we could use this?’”

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Radio Hits in January 1969: Look Back

Seven months before the Woodstock festival, future classic rock hits from CCR and the Doors were side-by-side with songs by the Bee Gees, Sammy and Sly

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Little Steven Interview: Going Back to School

“I sincerely believe now it’s important to teach kids how to think instead of what to think,” Van Zandt says. “The arts is connecting the dots.”

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Rod Stewart’s Unequaled Masterpiece

Gasoline Alley, his second solo album, showcased an artist who excelled at both rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and tender, emotive ballads

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Scott McKenzie and That Song About ‘San Francisco’

It was a song of its time, inviting “gentle people” to wear flowers in their hair and migrate to California. Many thousands took his advice.

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David Bowie Tributes

Classic rock legends were in mourning for one of their own as tributes poured in. “The stars look very different today…”

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Elvis Costello: ‘Armed Forces’ @40

The band’s third album was a leap forward in songcraft and sonic ambition, a song cycle weaving the personal and political.

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Grand Funk Railroad: The Highs & the Lows

In a wide-ranging conversation, GFR’s guitarist Mark Farner recalls the band’s early days, peak years and the often bitter aftermath

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Peter Frampton Interview: Still Very Much Alive!

He recorded one of the best-selling albums in history, and he’s proud of it. But what really makes him happy is being acknowledged as a great guitarist.

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Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett: The Early Years

We take a close look at the formative years of one of rock’s greatest bands, and their ‘madcap’ leader who was a shining star of the psychedelic era

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50 Years Ago: 1969 in Rock Music

Looking back at the year 1969 now, we have to admit that we were all very lucky to have this music in our lives—and we still are!

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George Martin: The Lost Interview

This 1971 Q-and-A with the late producer hasn’t appeared since 1974. He answers questions about music and drugs, his surprise upon hearing Let it Be and his lack of financial participation with the Beatles

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British Invasion Dominates January 1965 Pop Chart

Songs from the Dave Clark Five, Zombies and more. And demand for the Beatles on Top 40 was so great that radio DJs played both sides of their singles

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12 Influential Early MTV Videos

Remember when the cable channel played music? Billboard magazine’s video editor saw all the early MTV videos and selects the significant clips

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On the Menu: Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast in America’

The band had enjoyed steady growth with their first 5 albums. That all changed in 1979 with this blockbuster release which became one of the year’s top sellers

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Classic Rock Acts You’ve Seen in Concert: Poll

We’ve listed 100 of the biggest names of all-time. Let us know how many you’ve seen perform live. Then share this post with your friends to see where you stack up

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