Posts From Jeff Tamarkin

13 Bands That Changed Their Lead Singers

You can’t imagine the Stones without Jagger or Zeppelin without Plant. But these 13 bands all changed their lead singer and lived to tell the tale.

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1975—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Don’t let anyone tell you the mid-’70s was a dull period for music—a simple survey of what we were listening to disproves that notion.

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16 Songs That’ll Make You Feel Groovy

Nobody says groovy anymore. But there was a time when they said it a lot–and sang it too. Here are some of the grooviest songs you’ve ever heard.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Groundbreaking Debut: Rewind

The idea was simple but brand new: a rock band augmented by a jazz-influenced horn section. Soon, a classic album was born.

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Yoko Ono: A ‘Lost’ Interview, From the Dakota

In honor of this true individualist, we present a “lost” interview from 2003, when Yoko was emerging as a dance music star.

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1967: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

It was the year that the rock album came of age, with timeless releases from the Beatles, Dylan & Stones alongside newcomers Jimi Hendrix, the Doors & more

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Sonny & Cher’s ‘The Beat Goes On’ (& On & On)…

A breakdown of the way things used to be vs. the inevitable winds of change, it gave them their third major hit. But some things, it seemed, never changed.

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16 Classic Double-Sided Smash Singles of the ’60s

Singles, for the most part, housed just one memorable song. That, like so much else, began to change with the arrival of the Beatles.

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10 Jazz Singles of the ’60s That Became Hits

Back in the day, record labels released jazz tunes as singles, and sometimes they became huge hits. We revisit 10 classics of the genre from the 1960s

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Rock Hall Omissions Part 2: Digging Deeper

Part One listed 100 artists that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has neglected to induct. We only scratched the surface, so here are 100 more

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