Posts From Greg Brodsky

When Eddie Murphy Became a Star With ’48 Hrs.’

The comedian was just 19 when he joined Saturday Night Live as a featured player. He soon became the series’ breakout star and Hollywood beckoned

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Henry Diltz: Eyewitness to Laurel Canyon’s ‘60s Music Legends

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures like Mama Cass, CS&N, and the Monkees

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The 44 (Count ’em!) #1 Singles of 1974

We’ve recently introduced another way of looking at the most popular music for a given year. The topic, as you know by the headline is singles and while we have done stories on the biggest hits of the year, this

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The #1 Albums of 1971: 14 Stories

The year was marked by great releases by the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, and others. But the sales chart was dominated by a singer-songwriter

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Here We Come… The Monkees’ Incredible First Year

Our look back at the 3 chart-topping albums, three #1 singles and the shocking exit of a behind-the-scenes exec less than 8 months after Monkee-mania began

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The 11 #1 Albums of 1979: Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song

As we closed a decade, LPs from Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, ELO, and Styx were among those that missed the top. The stories of those that made it…

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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his 2017-18 “Us + Them” world tour were in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites. Our review, with some video highlights

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11 Classic Rock Driving Songs: Reader Favorites

The car is gassed up and you’re ready to hit the road. These tunes from Bob Seger, BTO, The Doors, and Kraftwerk will help pass the time

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10 (More) Re-Released Singles That Became Hits

Sometimes the timing just wasn’t right. When many of these classic rock songs first went to radio they flopped. The stars were aligned the second time

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Mets Legend Tom Seaver Dies: Best Pitcher of His Era

When the sports world first heard he was suffering memory loss, it was a gut punch. For it was the 24-year-old ace who took the Miracle Mets to the top in ’69

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