The Scene:

The Scene features a variety of articles that explore a wide range of subjects, all of then delving into the many aspects of rock ‘n’ roll music, its artists and players, the music business and classic rock culture

Dr. Hook ‘Cover of the Rolling Stone’: Backstory

A band records a song about its burning desire to make it to the cover of the leading music magazine. We’ve got the backstory. Do you know who wrote it?

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10 More Songs That Defined New Wave Music

In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the B-52’s, Pretenders, Devo and more

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The Mamas & the Papas’ ‘Creeque Alley’: Behind the Song

The lyrics are stocked with names and places, some of which may have been (and still are) unfamiliar to fans of the group. We break it down.

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George Harrison Remembered With Brief Video

A collection of videos from the ex-Beatle’s solo years, including live and studio material, interviews and more, are available on his YouTube channel

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Elton John and John Lennon at MSG in 1974: Behind-the-Scenes

Ray D’Ariano was just 25 when he got his dream job. One month into his gig at MCA Records, he was alone backstage with two of the world’s biggest music stars

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11 Private Concerts by Top Recording Artists

It’s one of the hush hush topics amongst music stars: performances by major stars at private events, often by billionaires throwing parties for themselves

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Musicians We’ve Lost in 2020

Dozens of our favorite artists have been taken from us in 2020, both due to the Covid-19 virus and other causes. We pay our respects.

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Rich Little: ‘Man of a Thousand Voices’

If you were watching The Tonight Show or The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast during the 1970s, there was a strong possibility you’d see the master impressionist

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Remember the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver?

The soft-rock Scottish musicians earned acclaim in the 1970s with several recordings. Rod Stewart earned a big hit with a cover of one of their songs

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The Last Waltz: An Audience Member Revisits

The 1976 farewell performance by The Band is the stuff of rock lore. BCB’s editor was there that night and remembers it well.

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