A Night That Changed My Life

All of us who love rock music have experienced those shows that have had a life-changing impact on us. Our contributors recall those special and significant occasions and how and why they made such a difference to then them.

When Bruce Springsteen Broke His Own Record: 4-Hour Concert

Over the course of 16 days in 2016, he and the E Street Band set a new record for his longest U.S. gig ever, on four different occasions

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Elton John and John Lennon at MSG in 1974: Behind-the-Scenes

Ray D’Ariano was just 25 when he got his dream job. One month into his gig at MCA Records, he was alone backstage with two of the world’s biggest music stars

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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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Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Unusual’ Path to the Walk of Fame

The colorful singer-songwriter made an “unusual” debut. She has won Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards and earned a trip on the Walk of Fame

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11 Private Concerts by Top Recording Artists

It’s one of the hush hush topics amongst music stars: performances by major stars at private events, often by billionaires throwing parties for themselves

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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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‘Brush With Greatness’: Rock Fans Share Their Stories

Best Classic Bands readers share stories of their unexpectedly meeting some of their favorite performers. “He was the nicest guy I ever met”

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Watch: Rolling Stones Fan Gets Surprise of His Life

Win a contest, fly to London, get to see the sites + the career-spanning Exhibitionism of your favorite band. Turn around… bam! They’re there to meet you.

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Fan-Tastic: Future Beat Offers VIP Concert Experiences

Why pay scalpers? Treat yourself to a great experience by attending a favorite band’s soundcheck, meet them backstage + watch them from your front row seat

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