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

Otis Redding’s ‘Dock of the Bay’ Legacy

The song was record 18 days before his death. In March 1968, for the first time, a song released posthumously hit #1. The sad tale of a bittersweet success

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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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Buddy Holly: A Re-Introduction

He was a trendsetter who wrote and produced his own music and led his own band. We hear his influence on everyone from the Beatles and Rolling Stones, to more contemporary artists and we mourn what might have been

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Before They Were Stars: More Rockers’ Early Days

In another installment of our series on pre-fame recordings by rock stars, we listen to early sides by Tom Petty, Creedence, Buckingham-Nicks, and more

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New ‘Wichita Lineman’ Book: Exclusive Excerpt

The Jimmy Webb favorite, as sung by Glen Campbell, is the subject of a new book by author Dylan Jones, who has written books on David Bowie and Jim Morrison

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Meet Session Superstar Nicky Hopkins

Do you know the music he made with a long Who’s Who list of classic rock superstars? Now get to know the session keyboard star

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When Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Hit #1

Sales estimates put it as the 4th biggest seller of all time. It reached the top in the U.S. in just six weeks, though never returned

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Friend & Lover’s ‘Reach Out of the Darkness’: So Groovy Now

The song begins with a lyric that could only have been written in the late ’60s: “I think it’s so groovy now that people are finally getting together.” And the record was attributed to artists whose name could only have

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When John and Yoko Helped Jerry Lewis

This actually happened, and we have the video to prove it. In 1972, the most famous couple in rock did their part to raise money for “Jerry’s kids.”

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Yes Perform ‘Yours Is No Disgrace’ Live: 1972

The lineup that many define as classic Yes – Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman and White – take a 1972 audience on a wondrous journey on this song from The Yes Album

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