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 Mamas & the Papas’ ‘Creeque Alley’: Behind the Song

The lyrics are stocked with names and places, some of which may have been (and still are) unfamiliar to fans of the group. We break it down.

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Bobbie Gentry’s ‘Ode to Billie Joe’: Another Sleepy, Dusty Delta Day

Why did he kill himself? What was thrown from the bridge? What became of the singer-songwriter behind it? Here’s what’s known.

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When Phil Collins Began His Comeback Tour

In 2017, the musician began his first solo tour in over a decade, with his teenaged son. Less than a week later, it was postponed when he had a nasty fall

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Here We Come… The Monkees’ Incredible First Year

Our look back at the 3 chart-topping albums, three #1 singles and the shocking exit of a behind-the-scenes exec less than 8 months after Monkee-mania began

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A Day in the Park With Chuck Berry and Joan Jett

Music industry veteran Steve Leeds shares a story about a tour stop with Joan Jett in St. Louis and an unforgettable drive in their special guest’s Cadillac

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The Cars’ Debut: Just What We Needed

When they first emerged in 1978, some critics were perplexed but rock fans loved this Boston quintet. The song made them a band to watch

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Over Under Sideways Down: Making Sense of the Yardbirds’ Album Releases

The Yardbirds’ recorded legacy was just as convoluted as their personnel timeline, with few correlations between their American and British output.

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Gregg Allman, Music Legend, 1947 – 2017

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia”

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When Eric Clapton Headlined the Greenwich Town Party

The annual event has had a knack of booking big name talent. Slowhand’s 15-song set featured a favorite he hasn’t played in decades

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I Get a Check From John Lennon

Our writer once got a check from the former Beatle for $15. Everyone insisted he never cash it. Yet what Lennon really gave him was priceless

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