Posts From Greg Brodsky

#1 Singles of 1968: Those Were the Days

Five songs stayed at the top for 4 weeks or more. And thus, only 23 singles reached #1 in the U.S. that year. Ironically, 1968’s biggest was also its worst

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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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When the Rolling Stones Performed on NYC’s Fifth Ave.

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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Nancy Wilson on Her New Album, and the Moment She Knew Heart Had Made It

The musician and rock icon talks about her first solo LP, looks back at Heart’s early success and offers advice to her 21-year-old self

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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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10 Big Rock Acts Without a U.S. Top 10 Single

Back when Top 40 radio played rock hits, most legendary acts achieved chart success. For some reason, Hendrix, ELP, AC/DC, Tull and more never had a pop hit. See who else and what their biggest hits were

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‘Field of Dreams’: ‘Hey, Dad, You Wanna Have a Catch?’

Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella, hears a voice whispering, “If you build it, he will come.” His journey ultimately brings him back home

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The Zombies’ Unusual Path of Their ‘Odessey & Oracle’ LP

Our interview with the band’s Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, and musician Al Kooper, who knew a hit when he heard one in “Time of the Season”

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The Doobie Brothers’ ‘China Grove’: Admit It, You Don’t Know the Lyrics

The band’s Tom Johnston credits the lyrics’ imagery to a fellow musician for helping start “the thinking process with this wacky sheriff, samurai swords, and all that”

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Mike Mitchell, Guitarist on the Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie,’ Dies

He was the only surviving member to continue with the group since their start. The lyrics to the garage rock band’s hit single were investigated by the FBI

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