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

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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When Glenn Frey Came to Small-Town Minnesota

Imagine you’re in a tiny town in Minnesota and there, onstage, is the co-founder of the legendary Eagles, playing for just a couple hundred folks.

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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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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1975-1979

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category

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1975: Rolling Stones Perform on NYC’s Fifth Avenue

To promote their 1975 Made in the Shade tour, the band pulled off a stunt for the ages, playing live on a flatbed truck. Those were the days…

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Queen’s Homage to Space Exploration: ’39’

The band’s guitarist, Brian May, can do many things well, one of which is to write songs. This one, about time travel, presaged his PhD in astrophysics

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Scott McKenzie and That Song About ‘San Francisco’

It was a song of its time, inviting “gentle people” to wear flowers in their hair and migrate to California. Many thousands took his advice.

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Journey and the Final Scene of The Sopranos

One of the most highly anticipated, and nerve-wracking, episodes in TV history was the finale of this classic crime show. The music was supplied by Journey.

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Otis Redding’s ‘Dock of the Bay’ Legacy

The song was record 18 days before his death. In March 1968, for the first time, a song released posthumously hit #1. The sad tale of a bittersweet success

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Elvis Presley: What They Said About the King

Who did the King influence? Oh, just the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Springsteen, Bowie, Elton, Bono and countless others. Read about it, in their own words

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