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

Dylan, Cash Producer Bob Johnston on the Nashville Sessions

“I was standing by the soundboard and I said to Dylan, ‘Listen, man, you ought to come to Nashville sometime.’ He just went, ‘Hmmm.'”–producer Bob Johnston

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‘Billy Jack’: One Tin Soldier Rides Away

The movie, directed, written and starring Tom Laughlin, had a long journey on its way to the screen. Its memorable song was recorded – and charted – multiple times

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Isaac Hayes: Stax, ‘Shaft,’ and Chef

The singer, songwriter, producer and actor revolutionized soul music, leading it out of the era of the three-minute single and into cosmically new territory

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Gordon Lightfoot’s Tale of a Ship’s Crew and Its Captain

The singer-songwriter had a string of big hits including 1976’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” based on a true story of a doomed freighter

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Once Upon a Time: Mark Lindsay on the Raiders’ ‘Good Thing’

The group’s lead vocalist talks about writing the hit single with producer Terry Melcher, the wild story of the Los Angeles home they lived in and the Tarantino movie

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Glen Campbell’s Early Session Career Recalled

The producer-director of The Wrecking Crew, the documentary of the renowned Los Angeles studio musicians from the 1960s and ’70s, shares his personal thoughts and memories

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They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

It was bizarre but an instant smash hit. Then there was a backlash. Read the strange tale of Napoleon XIV and hear the song that drove people mad.

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Beatles Different ‘Revolver’ Releases: The Last Time

Learn a thing or two about an album that’s been an essential part of your collection for decades, including the unusual decision about its singles

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Redbone’s History-Making ‘Come and Get Your Love’

In 1974, the group became the first Native American band to achieve a Top 5 single on the Hot 100. The song received its first official video in 2020

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Reggie Young: The Prolific Guitar Great You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

His guitar can be heard on recordings by Elvis Presley, the Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr and more.

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