Posts From Rob Patterson

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 Standout 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 a dozen of the best

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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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Doobie Brothers Interview: Rockin’ Down the Highway

They’ve sold millions of albums and had a string of pop and rock radio hits. And are still on the road. We talk to Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee

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Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ – The True Story

The media touted how he finally revealed all about “American Pie” as its original lyrics sold at auction. But he still didn’t tell everything. How do we know? He told Best Classic Bands’ writer the full story of how he wrote it back in the late 1970s

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B.B. King May Be Gone But the Thrill Remains

In our tribute, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Rolling Stones Ya-Ya’s Still Unrivaled

The late Lester Bangs had “no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” Decades later, our writer feels that’s still true

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Kinks’ Masterful ‘Show-Biz’ LP Gets a 2nd Act

The Kinks returned to America in 1972 after a ban to become the arena rock band they deserved to be. This expanded reissue catches them at that juncture

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10 1970s Classic Rock Songs You Won’t Forget

You don’t need to spin some of the biggest rock songs of all time. Just hit that button in your brain and voila! They play!

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