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

When Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks Shared the Stage For the Last Time

The pair reunited onstage for the last time to perform their 1981 hit “Start Draggin’ My Heart Around” at Hyde Park, during the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour

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35 Years Ago: When Live Aid Rocked the Planet

We recap the biggest charity concert in music history, where dozens of stars performed in London and Philadelphia for a massive worldwide TV audience in 1985

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Clapton, Winwood, Santana at Hyde Park: 2018

On a beautiful July day, a trio of classic rock legends treated a London crowd to dozens of their best known songs. Our recap…

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The Who’s 1967 NYC Debut: Eyewitness

Our writer was there for the band’s NYC debut at the now long gone RKO theater and the show transformed him into a Who fanatic for life

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Stacks and Stacks of Vinyl: Tower Records in 1971

Go back in time (before “big box stores” and the Internet) and watch film footage of when Tower Records’ Sunset Blvd store was an adventure in vinyl album shopping.

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The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’: An Appreciation

At age 14, writer Colin Fleming saw the film and it made him into a Beatles fanatic… many years after Beatlemania. He recalls that day

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Huey Lewis’ Last Known Performance After Hearing Loss: 2018

That April, he canceled his entire tour, telling The Today Show, “I can’t hear music.” Six months later, he sang a favorite for the first time in 8 months

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‘It’s the Real Thing’: When a Coke Ad Inspired 2 Hit Singles

In 1971, the creative director for the beverage’s ad agency wrote down the words “I’d like to buy the world a Coke.” His vision for a new campaign took off

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The Grass Roots: A Name in Search of a Band

Rarely absent from the charts for several years, they created songs that were unlike one another, even while sounding undeniably like the Grass Roots.

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Carole King Plays ‘Tapestry’ Live For 1st Time: 2016

Believe it or not, the singer-songwriter legend had never performed her masterpiece from start-to-finish in concert. Until London’s Hyde Park

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