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When ‘Halloween’ Introduced Us to Michael Myers

In a decade of great thrillers and slasher movies, one film taught us to never trust a lone wolf trick-or-treater again. “Scream queen” Jaime Lee Curtis was just 19

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‘Field of Dreams’: ‘Hey, Dad, You Wanna Have a Catch?’

Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella, hears a voice whispering, “If you build it, he will come.” His journey ultimately brings him back home

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Question Mark + the Mysterians’ 96 Tears: The Riff

It starts with one of the most memorable riffs in rock history and the tale that follows: You did me wrong, but you will get yours yet. So who is “?”

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14 Best Studio Double Albums of All-Time

In the pre-digital era, many rock legends released a two-record set. Here are favorites from The Who, Derek and the Dominos, the Clash, Elton John, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin

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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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‘Shawshank Redemption’: Hope is a Dangerous Thing

The film finished ninth in its opening weekend in autumn 1994 and was declared a dud. Yet 6 months later, it was vying for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture

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When Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize for Literature

“He is probably the greatest living poet,” said the committee upon honoring the then-75-year-old American singer-songwriter with the prestigious award

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Michael Szymczyk Recruits Walsh (x2), Vitale and Passarelli

The musician son of legendary producer Bill Szymczyk is joined on his new LP by Joe Walsh and former members of Barnstorm on a cover of a song from their ’72 debut

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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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Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell: The Inside Story

The album is one of the all-time best-sellers but you would never know that from its initial reception. Then it took off like… a bat out of hell

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