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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1967 in Rock Music: A Look Back

1967 was one amazing year for rock, pop and soul music. Here are some of the highlights when FM “underground” radio was starting to overtake AM Top 40

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When the Chambers Brothers’ ‘Time’ Had Come

They started out as a gospel quartet, then their souls were psychedelicized. The story of the group behind “Time Has Come Today”

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Harp On It: 20 Great Rock Songs Featuring Harmonica

The harmonica has long been used—particularly by lead singers—to inject a bit of bluesy, earthy authenticity into a song. We look at some of the best.

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When Hank Aaron Topped Babe Ruth’s Hallowed Home Run Mark

When the 1973 baseball season ended, Hank Aaron’s career home run total sat at 713. Throughout the off-season, and as he turned 40 on Feb. 5, 1974, he sat just one homer shy of tying Babe Ruth’s hallowed career mark of

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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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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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Remembering ‘The Midnight Special’

The series launched the 1970s trend of live rock music on late night TV with its pilot in 1972 + boosted the career of Wolfman Jack. Check out the guests and some great clips

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How Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders Led to 10cc: A Groovy Kind of Story

Two related British “one-hit wonder” bands had to come and go before one of their members finally found lasting success. It’s a groovy tale indeed!

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Dion’s Moving ‘Abraham, Martin and John’

Tension was in the air in 1968 and rock music reflected the turmoil. Then came a voice from the past, gently singing of non-violence and hope.

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