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

When the Chambers Brothers’ ‘Time’ Had Come

They started out as a gospel quartet, then their souls were psychedelicized. The story of the group behind “Time Has Come Today”

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15 Cool Classic Rock Instrumentals

Don’t overlook these songs from the J. Geils Band, the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, The Who, and other classic rock legends

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9 Signature Rock Classics That Weren’t U.S. Chart Hits

Many songs associated with classic rockers were never actually hits. Here are the surprising back stories to ones by ELO, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Queen & more

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When Tom Petty Moved On With ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance’

With MCA owed one final album, the decision was made to finish the contract with the star’s first greatest hits LP. The inside story of how the single was chosen

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Woodstock: The Myth vs the Reality

The iconic Woodstock Fest in ’69 has both its myth and reality – not all that different. But over time the event’s public image has strayed from the truth.

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Jim Croce: What Might Have Been

In 15 months, the singer-songwriter delivered many pop hits about some memorable characters. His career ended tragically on the brink of stardom

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Rod Stewart & Friends: 10 Great Collaborations

Few singers seem to relish sharing the spotlight with their fellow artists more than Rod the Mod does. We’ve pulled together some of the best.

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Elvis Presley: What They Said About the King

Who did the King influence? Oh, just the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Springsteen, Bowie, Elton John and countless others. Read about it, in their own words

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50 Years Ago: 1972 in Rock Music

In 1972 the music scene was increasingly dominated by new arrivals like Elton John, David Bowie and Eagles. But many ’60s favorites still hung around.

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Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett: The Early Years

We take a close look at the formative years of one of rock’s greatest bands, and their ‘madcap’ leader who was a shining star of the psychedelic era

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