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

13 Bands That Changed Their Lead Singers

You can’t imagine the Stones without Jagger or Zeppelin without Plant. But these 13 bands all changed their lead singer and lived to tell the tale.

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The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl in 1965: Eyewitnesses

For anyone at the famed Fab Four appearances it was an experience to remember for the rest of their lives. We spoke to many in attendance

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1967 in Rock Music: A Look Back

1967 was one amazing year for rock, pop and soul music. Here are some of the highlights when FM “underground” radio was starting to overtake AM Top 40

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ELO’s ‘Don’t Bring Me Down… Bruce!’

Most classic rock acts have a misheard lyric. It goes with the territory. So what did Jeff Lynne do when concert audiences started singing along to his big hit?

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Elvis Costello’s 1977 US Launch: The Inside Story

Dick Wingate, then a Product Manager with Columbia Records, shares his marketing plan on how the label set up My Aim Is True to radio, record stores and the public

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Born to Run: An Appreciation

More than 40 years ago, the album made Bruce Springsteen a superstar. Four BCB writers reflect on that monumental and irresistible classic rock masterpiece

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The Classics IV Trio: ‘Spooky,’ ‘Stormy’ & ‘Traces’

They had three huge hits in less than a year and a half. Who were they and what became of them? We look back at the brief career of the Classics IV.

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The Rolling Stones’ 2019 Tour: FAQs

They looked like thin and fit, and played with the energy of people half their age. Still the Greatest R&R Band in the World.

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Remembering Skynyrd’s Ed King: Guitarist, ‘Alabama’ Co-Writer

He co-wrote and played the signature guitar opening on “Sweet Home Alabama.” Before that he co-wrote a 1967 psychedelic favorite

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The Beatles’ Forgotten Top 20 Hit: A ‘Sweet’ Story

A top 20 hit in the U.S., yet it has received virtually no radio airplay in decades and is almost never mentioned in accounts of the band’s early days.

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