Posts From Greg Brodsky

Henry Diltz on the Early ‘70s Los Angeles Music Scene

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures including Linda, Joni, Jackson and the Eagles

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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1975-1979

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category

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Roger Hodgson Serves Up Supertramp Favorites: 2020 Review

It’s been more than 40 years since their breakout album, Breakfast in America, and the group’s principal songwriter and singer was celebrating it with fans

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Louis Clark, Who Orchestrated ELO and Later ‘Hooked on Classics,’ Dies

Jeff Lynne opted to live up to the band’s name when he hired Clark as string arranger and utilized a full orchestra in the group’s recordings

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Genesis’ Path to Success: The Inside Story

Before he became Atlantic Records’ President, Jerry Greenberg said: “I never heard one note of their music. But just from what I read in the English papers about them, I thought: ‘I’ve gotta have this group.’”

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When We Were ‘Hooked on’ Blue Swede

The 1974 single, with the introductory chant of “ooga chaka,” topped the success of B.J. Thomas’ earlier hit, but was based on a very different version

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9 Signature Rock Classics That Weren’t U.S. Chart Hits

Many songs associated with classic rockers were never actually hits. Here are the surprising back stories to ones by ELO, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Queen & more

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Rennie Davis, One of the ‘Chicago Seven,’ Dies at 79

He stood trial in 1969-70, along with Abbie Hoffman and others, for their roles in sparking anti-war riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention

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Original Animals Guitarist, Hilton Valentine, Dies at 77

The British Invasion group scored a #1 hit on both sides of the Atlantic with “House of the Rising Sun,” which begins with begins with his well known intro

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The #1 Singles of 1973: Each One Has a Story

We continue our series 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 series

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