Posts From Best Classic Bands Staff

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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Top Selling Albums of 1971: Look Back

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of top-selling albums in the U.S.

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Curtis Mayfield’s Solo Career @50

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee left the hitmaking soul group the Impressions in 1969 and created classics like “Super Fly.”

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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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Bangles Rare Performance at Arroyo Seco Fest: See

It was just their 2nd concert of 2018, with none in 2017. Watch the all-female band perform their two #1 hits during their 11-song set

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The Who Set 2019 North American ‘Moving On’ Tour

A big year for Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey as they will share the stage with local orchestras and record their first new album since 2006

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Top Albums in January 1981: Look Back

This week at the top of Record World’s Album Sales chart: REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, and John Lennon were among the top-sellers

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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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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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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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