Posts From Greg Brodsky

11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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1975: Rolling Stones Perform on NYC’s Fifth Avenue

To promote their 1975 Made in the Shade tour, the band pulled off a stunt for the ages, playing live on a flatbed truck. Those were the days…

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Only 6 Albums Reached #1 in 1978: Here’s Why

On January 21, roughly one month after the film’s opening, its soundtrack reached #1. It remained at the top through July 8, another 24 consecutive weeks.

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Steve Miller Makes Magic at Met Museum: Review

The blues rock musician was “blown away” by the institution’s 2019 “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibit. “Ready to have some fun?” he asked

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Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell: The Inside Story

The album is one of the all-time best-sellers but you would never know that from its initial reception. Then it took off like… a bat out of hell

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Steam: ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’

The band didn’t even exist. When one of its songwriters needed a B-side in 1969, they recorded it and the song became a surprise hit. Now, of course, it’s a sports staple

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11 Private Concerts by Top Recording Artists

It’s one of the hush hush topics amongst music stars: performances by major stars at private events, often by billionaires throwing parties for themselves

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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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How Jimmy Page Got His Legendary Guitar Case Back

A teenaged fan goes to see his favorite band perform in 1972 and, incredibly, obtains a discarded case. Nearly 50 years later, he reunites it with its owner

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Stacks and Stacks of Vinyl: Tower Records in 1971

Go back in time (before “big box stores” and the Internet) and watch film footage of when Tower Records’ Sunset Blvd store was an adventure in vinyl album shopping.

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