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

Steam: ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’

The band didn’t even exist. When one of its songwriters needed a B-side in 1969, they recorded it and the song became a surprise hit. Now, of course, it’s a sports staple

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback: Burbank to Graceland

Amidst the psychedelic revolution, something amazing happened: Viewers saw and heard some of the rawest, hardest rock and roll music of their lives

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Musicians We’ve Lost in 2020

Dozens of our favorite artists have been taken from us in 2020, both due to the Covid-19 virus and other causes. We pay our respects.

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Harold Melvin and Teddy Pendergrass: Legacy Recalled

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, with leads vocals by Pendergrass ruled the R&B charts in the ’70s with ten Top 10 singles

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Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen’s ‘Typewriter Tape’

Before they became rock icons, Janis and the Jefferson Airplane guitarist played acoustic blues. Here’s the tale of their fascinating 1964 duets.

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Carly Simon’s Breakthrough: ‘You’re So Vain’

Watch the singer-songwriter perform a previously unheard verse of her huge 1972 hit from a ‘Carly Simon No Secrets’ classic albums special

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The Rolling Stones in NYC Book: Author Q-and-A

Can’t Give it Away on Seventh Avenue – The Rolling Stones in New York City offers a fascinating look at the band from TV appearances to concerts to PR stunts

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Great Classic Rock Trios: 10 Powerful Threesomes

Sometimes there’s nothing more powerful than a three-piece band. We profile 10 of the best, including Cream, Rush, ZZ Top and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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1968—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Rock was still very intense in ’68 but it began giving way to quieter, more roots-oriented sounds. More than anything though, the music was diverse.

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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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