Posts From Greg Brodsky

Cheap Trick’s Rise: The Inside Story

The Epic Records executive, who signed the band and produced 3 of their albums, talks about their early days and quest for a pop hit. It eventually arrived courtesy of Japan

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10 Grammy Best New Artist Winners & Losers

Some of the winners will make you shake your head. Some Grammy trivia: Who won in 1970: CSN, Chicago or Led Zep? And you won’t believe who beat out Boston

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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1970-1974

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category. One of these albums is unlike the others

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Muhammad Ali: Greatest Showman of a Generation

During his peak years, the Champ was as big a rock star as any of ’em. If you are of a certain age, you already knew that

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Best Classic Bands: It’s Burton Cummings’ Fault

The idea for Best Classic Bands started with an innocent Facebook post that resulted in a missed concert and a vow to do something about it

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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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‘Billy Jack’: One Tin Soldier Rides Away

The movie, directed, written and starring Tom Laughlin, had a long journey on its way to the screen. Its memorable song was recorded – and charted – multiple times

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Eurythmics’ ‘Dreams’ Well-Timed For MTV Success

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart had a taste of success as part of an earlier band. Their 2nd album as a duo yielded a worldwide smash that was well-timed for the MTV revolution

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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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Stevie Nicks’ ‘Edge of Seventeen’: Look Back

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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