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 Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’

1966 was a watershed year for the group, with the release of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece album, Pet Sounds, and this song, recorded with the Wrecking Crew

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10 (More) Re-Released Singles That Became Hits

Sometimes the timing just wasn’t right. When many of these classic rock songs first went to radio they flopped. The stars were aligned the second time

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December 8, 1980: A Day We Can Never Forget

We lost one of our heroes on this day. Instead of dwelling on his death, let’s remember his life. All he was saying was give peace a chance.

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The Classics IV: ‘Spooky,’ ‘Stormy’ & ‘Traces’ @50

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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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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Harry Chapin’s Inspiration for ‘Taxi’

‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ may have been Harry Chapin’s biggest hit, but ‘Taxi’ resonated with listeners, perhaps due to its real-life connection.

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Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’: Look Back

To this day, fans still debate the meaning of the song. But half a century after its release, it remains one of the most popular of all-time.

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With the deaths of Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, we began to wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are alive? Here are 9 who made the music what it was

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How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ Came to Be

Every rock fan knows the classic riff but what exactly is Deep Purple’s best known song about? We take you behind the scenes in 1971.

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Loving ‘Cheers’ to My Late Mate, Ian McLagan

Rob Patterson praises Small Faces/Faces keyboard player for being the best rock star mate a fan might ever want and a friendly, unpretentious hail-fellow-well-met to any and all of his fans.

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