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

‘John Lennon is Forever’: Yoko Ono at USPS Event

At the event honoring her late husband, Yoko said: “When John died, I said there will be no funeral. John is going to be forever”

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Deliverance’s ‘Dueling Banjos’: An Unlikely Hit

The song, featured prominently in the 1972 thriller, was used without the permission of its composer. There’s actually only one banjo used

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10 Times the Beatles Used Pseudonyms on Records

You may not think you know Dr. Winston O’Boogie, Percy Thrillington, Jai Raj Harrison or Richie Snare, but trust us, you do.

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‘In the Year 2525’: The Gloomiest #1?

It was, to be sure, one of the bleakest songs ever to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. And then Zager and Evans never charted again.

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Bon Jovi’s Game-Changing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

Guess who didn’t much care for the song that made Bon Jovi into a major force of rock for decades to come? And who’s just fine with it now…

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Genesis’ Path to Success: The Inside Story

Before he became Atlantic Records’ President, Jerry Greenberg said: “I never heard one note of their music. But just from what I read in the English papers about them, I thought: ‘I’ve gotta have this group.’”

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BCB Readers: ‘How We Were Introduced to Rock’

We asked our Newsletter subscribers how they first started listening to the music we now refer to as classic rock. “My grandparents thought the world was coming to an end”

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10 Rocking ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Performances

He may have been a square but he knew what “the kiddies” wanted to hear. Check out these great clips from the all-time biggest variety show in America.

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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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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1970-1974

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category. One of these albums is unlike the others

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