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

Gerry Rafferty, ‘Baker Street,’ and That Sax Solo!

The smash hit was written while its author was hanging out in a flat in London, trying to escape from frustrating legal proceedings.

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Before They Were Stars: Rockers’ Early Days

Before you ever heard of them, Joe Cocker, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen and members of the Doors, Doobies and Led Zeppelin all made records. Listen up!

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50 Years Ago: 1971 in Rock Music

There were still many familiar faces from the ’60s, but new artists, and new rock music subgenres, were beginning to take root.

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Medley Mania of 1981-82: ‘Stars on 45,’ The Beatles & More

A Dutch novelty act released a single that was a medley of songs, backed by a disco beat. The worldwide #1 hit spawned other singles from actual superstars

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Musicians We 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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Reflecting on Marmalade’s ‘Reflections of My Life’

From 1968-1976, they scored eight Top 10 hits in the U.K.This song ultimately earned them their worldwide fame. Its singer/writer fell on hard times

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MTV’s Disastrous Police Contest

What could go wrong when you and 25 of your friends get to fly on a private jet stocked with booze to see The Police at the show of your choice? Everything, it turns out!

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‘Gilligan’s Island’: An Appreciation

With the passing of Dawn Wells, only one of the seven stranded castaways is still with us. We look back at the ’60s TV sitcom

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Foreigner’s Debut Album: The Inside Story

How the band was signed to Atlantic Records, as told by its members and label president, Jerry Greenberg. And the unique clause in the contract…

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McCartney, Queen, The Who Headline 1979 London Benefit Concerts

Over the course of 4 nights during the Christmas holiday, a Who’s Who of British rock stars performed to raise money for war-torn Cambodia

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