Posts From Best Classic Bands Staff

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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Top Radio Hits of 1968: Look Back

What a year! With all-time greats among the year’s best with songs by the Rascals, Steppenwolf, Grass Roots, Judy Collins, the Doors, the Beatles and more

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Cars’ 2018 Rock Hall Induction: Third Time’s the Charm

Though eligible since 2003, it took the rock band a while to be nominated. On the 3rd occasion, they drove straight through

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Sugarloaf Sings About a ‘Green-Eyed Lady’

The band was best known for the 1970 hit and another Top 10 single, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” (1974). Lead singer Jerry Corbetta died in 2016

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Ric Ocasek, Cars Co-Founder, Found Dead in NYC

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, wrote and sung some of the new wave band’s biggest hits, including “Best Friend’s Girl” and “Good Times Roll”

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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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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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‘The Midnight Special’: Solo Artists Edition

The late night TV series aired 450 episodes for nearly a decade + was often the only opportunity for music fans to see their favorite recording acts perform

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Eddie Money, Veteran Rocker, Dies at 70

The rocker had recently revealed that he had developed esophageal cancer. A new season of his AXS TV reality series, Real Money, had just begun

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The Who Announce New Studio Album, 2020 Tour

The new songs, said Pete Townshend, were written “to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice.”

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