Posts From Rob Patterson

10 Classic Rock Songs for Spring

There are few things sunnier than these songs about spring from some of classic rock’s greatest acts including Led Zeppelin, the Rascals and, yup, the Beach Boys

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Bobby Whitlock Talks: Derek & the Dominos’ Legacy

Though the legendary band had a short run, their music still reverberates. Their co-founder talks about finally re-connecting with Eric Clapton

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10 Totally Cool Classic Rock/Soul Songs

In the ’60s and ’70s, rock and soul converged to inspire some damn fine music from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder + more

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The Summer of ‘Satisfaction’

In 1965, the Rolling Stones hit #1 for a 4-week run. Can later generations even comprehend what it felt like for those of us growing up back then?

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Woodstock: The Myth vs the Reality

The iconic Woodstock Fest in ’69 has both its myth and reality – not all that different. But over time the event’s public image has strayed from the truth.

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13 Best Rock Organists (& Their Most Killer Tracks)

Every one of the players here is an acknowledged master that helped etch the instrument into the rock music legacy. See who made our list and where they rank

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Rod Stewart’s Unequaled Masterpiece

Gasoline Alley, his second solo album, showcased an artist who excelled at both rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and tender, emotive ballads

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Loving ‘Cheers’ to My Late Mate, Ian McLagan

Rob Patterson praises Small Faces/Faces keyboard player for being the best rock star mate a fan might ever want and a friendly, unpretentious hail-fellow-well-met to any and all of his fans.

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I Flacked for Ozzy: An Insider’s Confessions

If you might think doing PR for Ozzy Osbourne was hell, think again. He was a breeze and quite the lovable guy.

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12 Finest Male Blue-Eyed Soul Singers

Our writer loves few things more than a great blue-eyed soul singer. Here he offers up what he believes are the dozen finest.

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