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Dickey Betts’ Brain Surgery ‘a Success’: Manager

The Allman Brothers Band founding member had been in critical condition following a fall days earlier. The guitarist had recently come out of retirement

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Bob Dylan’s Next Bootleg: ‘More Blood, More Tracks’

The long-rumored release includes a deluxe 6-CD edition with every surviving take of the Blood on the Tracks recording sessions, considered one of his most essential albums

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Dickey Betts in ‘Critical Condition’ Following Fall

The guitarist and Allman Brothers Band founding member fell in his Sarasota, Fla. backyard. Just days earlier, he had said he was “raring to go” following a stroke

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Lita Ford: Queen of the Rock Guitar

The founding member of the all-female punk band, the Runaways, enjoyed solo success a decade later. “The Queen of the Rock Guitar” still rocks

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Bob Seger Announces Final Silver Bullet Band Tour

The Travelin’ Man tour will begin over a year after Seger’s last outing had been postponed when he required “intense spinal surgery”

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Radio Hits in September 1968: Look Back

Los Angeles’ Top 40 powerhouse KHJ had some all-time greats in its Top 10 this week including The Beatles’ longest-running #1

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Paul McCartney Begins Freshen Up Tour: Recap

He had been on a whirlwind promotional tour this summer, at first teasing his new studio album, Egypt Station. The 76-year-old seems refreshed

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When The Doors Defied Ed Sullivan

When Jim Morrison and the band appeared on the popular show they were asked not to sing the word ‘higher.’ Now we know what they were asked to sing instead.

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Radio Hits In September 1964: Look Back

The Top 10 during this week on Chicago’s WLS featured some of classic rock’s most enduring songs from several British Invasion acts

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1965: Music Goes Mobile with 8-Track Tapes

Do you remember when it was a big deal to have an 8-track player in your car? Check out Ford’s 1966 Mustang ad featuring a “stereosonic tape player”…

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