Posts From Greg Brodsky

The 11 Number One Albums of 1979

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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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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Interview: British Invasion Songwriter Graham Gouldman on His Yardbirds, Hollies Hits

10cc’s co-founder started writing hits for bands like the Yardbirds, the Hollies and Herman’s Hermits at just age 19. He was just warming up

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The Beatles Restored ‘Let It Be’ Film Shows a Band Still at a Creative Peak: Review

Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s restored 1970 film is streaming exclusively on Disney+

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The Billy Joel Historic MSG Residency: Surprise Guests

He calls it “the holy temple of rock and roll.” Every month since 2014, the Piano Man has called the Garden his home where he’s often joined by big stars

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Moving To the Grooving: The Wild Cherry Smash, ‘Play That Funky Music’

The 1976 song’s fresh sound, with its recurring horn riff and outrageous lyrics, came from a midwestern rock band

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Remember Five Man Electrical Band’s 1971 Hit, ‘Signs’?

When the Canadian group’s single was re-released, with the B-side as the lead track, the song went on to become a big hit with its memorable lyrics

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Richard Tandy, Longtime ELO Keyboardist, Dies at 76

Jeff Lynne called him his “long-time collaborator and dear friend,” adding, “He was a remarkable musician.”

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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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A Love Letter to Willie Nelson: 14 Collaborations With Fellow Stars

Performing at a high level at 90+ puts you in rarified air. Here are some favorite performances with fellow greats from a variety of genres

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