Posts From Greg Brodsky

Elton John and John Lennon at MSG in 1974: Behind-the-Scenes

Ray D’Ariano was just 25 when he got his dream job. One month into his gig at MCA Records, he was alone backstage with two of the world’s biggest music stars

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits

It’s amazing that these songs from The Kinks, George Harrison, Rick Dees + more not only were played on Top 40 radio but became smash hits. Their stories…

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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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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 5)

Another edition of our series includes a Stones classic plus one by a singing nun. (No, not that one.) And a dreadful single that stayed on top for 10 weeks

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The Go-Go’s’ Rise and Fall Told in New Documentary: Review

Filmmaker Alison Ellwood does a great job capturing the all-girl group’s surprising, early success and subsequent disappointment

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The Wit and Wisdom of Graham Parker

The British songwriter tells about acting in a Judd Apatow film, how he builds a setlist and his real life This is Spinal Tap moment with one of its stars

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‘Play Misty For Me’: Clint Eastwood’s Stalker

“You ever find yourself completely smothered by somebody,” his character asks a friend. Jessica Walter’s Evelyn arrived 16 years before Fatal Attraction

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Black Oak Arkansas’ ‘Dandy’ Days on Stage

Taking their name from their hometown, the Southern rock band were a popular concert draw with a charismatic frontman, and hit with a well-chosen cover

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Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’: Take it Easy, Baby

Though the second single from the Heartbreakers’ 1976 self-titled debut failed to chart on Top 40, its story about the girl alone on the balcony overlooking US Route 441 resonates with his fans

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The #1 Albums of 1972: Each Has a Story

Our recap of the year’s chart topping LPs in the U.S. includes many classic rock favorites. Several took years to rise to the top

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