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 Liberace Was “Feelin’ Groovy”

The famed entertainer performed it on national television in 1968. Our look back at the song’s history. (Its composer, Paul Simon, hates it.)

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1971: The Year 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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Rock Radio Promotion: From Dead Rats to Live Aid

How a highly original record label promotional stunt helped introduce Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats to America. “Playboy called me a promotional genius”…

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The Monterey International Pop Festival: Still Giving Back, 55 Years Later

More than a half century after it took place, the first major rock festival still proves the power of music and the way it is presented.

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When Blind Faith Made Their Live Debut For 100,000 People

The British supergroup chose to make its live debut at a free concert in London’s Hyde Park. Watch several clips from their performance

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Prince Revealed His Genius in 1981 Interview

Our Contributor enjoyed a rare 90-minute interview with the then-young performer – face to face – as part of the budding star’s PR team

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Moby Grape: When Bad Things Happen to Good Bands

They recorded one of the greatest debut rock albums of all-time. After that, nothing went right. The sad saga of a legendary, doomed San Francisco band.

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The Cars’ Debut: Just What We Needed

When they first emerged in 1978, some critics were perplexed but rock fans loved this Boston quintet. The song made them a band to watch

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The Rolling Stones’ Summer of ‘Satisfaction’

In 1965, the Stones hit #1 for a 4-week run. Can later generations even comprehend what it felt like for those of us growing up back then?

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The Gentrys’ ‘Keep on Dancing’: Behind the ’60s Garage Classic

The Memphis septet took an obscure R&B tune and turned it into a top 5 rocker in 1965. The story behind the recording–and the band–is fascinating.

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