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

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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A Visit to Stockholm’s ABBA Museum

Sweden’s equivalent of Graceland (slogan: “Walk in, Dance Out”), it’s just like ABBA’s signature hits: pristine perfection.

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Billy Joel’s Historic MSG Residency: Surprise Guests

He calls it “the holy temple of rock and roll.” Every month since 2014, the Piano Man has called the Garden his home where he’s often joined by big stars

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Harry Chapin’s Inspiration for ‘Taxi’

‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ may have been Harry Chapin’s biggest hit, but ‘Taxi’ resonated with listeners, perhaps due to its real-life connection.

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Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

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Beatles Fan’s Memorable Meeting With John Lennon

Before he became a successful record company promotion man, Dave Morrell was an 18-year-old music fan who dug the Beatles. He shares a one-of-a-kind story from his book

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10 Big Rock Acts Without a U.S. Top 10 Single

Back when Top 40 radio played rock hits, most legendary acts achieved chart success. For some reason, Hendrix, ELP, AC/DC, Tull and more never had a pop hit. See who else and what their biggest hits were

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The Wrecking Crew: Musicians Behind 100s of Hits

It was a labor of love for Denny Tedesco to document the LA studio musicians who played on hit singles by the Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Mamas & the Papas + more

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Eyewitness: The Who’s 1967 NYC Debut

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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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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