Posts From Rob Patterson

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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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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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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11 ‘Weird’ Songs Heard on the Dark Side of the Moon

The Apollo 10 astronauts say they heard strange music on their mission. Our likely candidates include cuts from The Beatles, The Stones and of course Floyd

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The Beatles at Budokan in 1966: Tokyo Rocks

The Fab Four catalog could add another great concert album to convey their live energy and brilliance: a show from their stand in Japan

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10 Great Road Trip Rock Albums

Every road trip needs a good soundtrack. Here are 10 albums that have been road tested to help the miles fly by and enhance your journey

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I Get a Check From John Lennon

Our writer once got a check from the former Beatle for $15. Everyone insisted he never cash it. Yet what Lennon really gave him was priceless

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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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Paul Carrack Talks About His Varied Career

The man who sang “How Long,” “The Living Years,” “Tempted” and “Don’t Shed a Tear” often plays with Clapton and has a strong solo career

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10 Great ‘Rolling Stones’ Tracks Not By the Stones

Whether their performances are a coincidence or an homage to the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band, here are 10 Rolling Stones soundalikes.

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