Posts From Greg Brodsky

Stevie Nicks’ ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and That Chugging Guitar

The third single of her 1981 solo debut, Bella Donna, features many top-notch musicians though none stands out more than Waddy Wachtel and his chugging guitar

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Only 1 Album Can Be the Best-Selling Rock LP of All-Time

Six weeks after burying their lead singer, AC/DC had a new frontman and a staggering task: script a suitably epic album to turn tragedy into triumph

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Jon Anderson Talks Yes and ‘Olias’: ‘It’s Magic For Me’

We talked to the Yes co-founder who says he has no plans to slow down. “In the next 20 years, I’ve gotta do some serious work”

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Authors Talk ‘All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs’ Book

We got some revelations about the 2 stars’ chemistry, Derek and the Dominos’ participation on ATMP, and the continued “travesty” of a key missing credit on “Layla”

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Moody Blues’ John Lodge 2017 Solo Tour: Review

It was a big year for the Moody Blues with a tour and expanded edition of their masterpiece, and selection for the Rock Hall

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Mark Lindsay, Hal Blaine and the Raiders’ #1 Hit, ‘Indian Reservation’

Our interview with the star about the legendary drummer who made magic happen at the recording session and the single’s unusual path to success

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Led Zeppelin’s Breakthrough With ‘Whole Lotta Love’

When the song started taking off at FM radio, Atlantic’s Jerry Greenberg made an edit for AM radio. They put it out “and the record explodes…”

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Dennis Elsas Celebrates 50th Anniversary on New York Radio

After 25+ years at the legendary (“one oh two point seven”) WNEW-FM and another 20 at WFUV, he’s interviewed a Who’s Who of rock stars

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 3)

Our series includes a classic rock favorite that features yodeling, a novelty song, a foreign language hit, a classical music composition and one from a real-life porn star

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#1 Singles of 1970: Radio is Blastin’, Someone’s Knockin’ at the Door

Only two songs stayed at the top for four weeks or more. And thus, no less than 29 singles reached #1 that year. Several musical acts had more than one

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