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

The Gentrys’ ‘Keep on Dancing’: Behind the ’60s Garage Classic

The Memphis septet took an obscure R&B tune and turned it into a top 5 rocker in 1965. The story behind the recording–and the band–is fascinating.

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7 Class Axes & the Guitarists Who Wielded Them

It’s magic when guitarists find an instrument that suits their style, sound and preferences. Guitar World’s Founding Editor looks at the class axes

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Average White Band’s Surprise #1: ‘Pick Up the Pieces’

The Scottish band got their big break as the opening act on Clapton’s 1973 comeback tour. A year later, this instrumental single failed to chart in the U.K.

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Blood, Sweat & Tears’ Groundbreaking Debut: Rewind

The idea was simple but brand new: a rock band augmented by a jazz-influenced horn section. Soon, a classic album was born.

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A-Ha! Unplugged ‘Take on Me’ Transforms the Song

A song you’ve heard countless times; its 1985 video has an astonishing number of views on YouTube. A touching acoustic version transforms the song

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ELO’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky’: Like You’ve Never Seen

Electric Light Orchestra fans will be surprised to discover how this favorite fared on U.S. radio. It was released in the midst of a string of hit singles for the group that combined electric instruments with orchestral ones

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The Beatles’ Forgotten Top 20 Hit: A ‘Sweet’ Story

A top 20 hit in the U.S., yet it has received virtually no radio airplay in decades and is almost never mentioned in accounts of the band’s early days.

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Steely Dan’s Final Concert With Walter Becker

Little did the organizers of an annual, day-long event in Greenwich, Connecticut know but the band’s performance on May 27, 2017 would be his last

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Hall and Oates’ Triumphant 2016 Return to MSG

More than 30 years after last selling out The World’s Most Famous Arena, the duo did so again. Our recap with plenty of highlights

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15 Rockers’ Early Days: Before They Were Stars

The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Hendrix, Stephen Stills and other rockers made records before anyone knew who they were. You’ve got to hear these!

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