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 Doobie Brothers’ ‘What a Fool Believes’: Behind Their #1 Hit

The song almost didn’t happen. Michael McDonald’s sister told him it sounded like ‘circus music’ and to forget it. Good thing he didn’t listen to her!

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Barry McGuire vs. Barry Sadler: When the News Hit #1

One chart-topper listed complaints about the inequities and horrors of the day, while the other was a patriotic paean to the Army’s elite special forces.

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When The Doors Defied Ed Sullivan

When Jim Morrison and the band appeared on the popular show they were asked not to sing the word ‘higher.’ Now we know what they were asked to sing instead.

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SNL’s Celebrity ‘Jeopardy’ With Norm Macdonald’s Burt Reynolds’ Parody

The sketch comedy series has had dozens of popular recurring skits. Will Ferrell plays it straight as Alex Trebek, who’s tormented by his celebrity guests, usually Darrell Hammond’s Sean Connery

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Sugarloaf Sings About a ‘Green-Eyed Lady’

The band was best known for the 1970 hit and another Top 10 single, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” (1974). Lead singer Jerry Corbetta died in 2016

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Happy Birthday to Drummer Kenney Jones

He’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a co-founder of Small Faces and Faces, and joined The Who in 1978

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Waddy Wachtel Talks About Linda, James, and His Career as a Session Ace

Our conversation with the guitarist who has been a “first-call” player for decades, recording and touring with such stars as Ronstadt, Taylor and Carole King

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Johnny Cash’s ‘A Boy Named Sue’: The Story Behind the Song

“That’s the most cleverly written song I’ve ever heard,” Cash told the song’s composer, Shel Silverstein. It became Cash’s biggest hit single.

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1970: The Year in Rock Music

As 1970 was ushered in, few could have imagined where we were headed next. There weren’t many signs at the start of the decade.

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Remember Crazy Eddie, the “Insaaane” Music Retailer?

The chain’s TV ads with the crazy pitch man were so ubiquitous in the New York metropolitan area, Dan Aykroyd spoofed them on Saturday Night Live

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