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

1970: The Year in Rock Music

As 1970 was ushered in, few could have imagined where we were headed next. There weren’t many signs at the start of the decade.

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Remember Crazy Eddie, the “Insaaane” Music Retailer?

The chain’s TV ads with the crazy pitch man were so ubiquitous in the New York metropolitan area, Dan Aykroyd spoofed them on Saturday Night Live

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Elton John’s Longtime Manager on Early Days With ‘Reg’

“I get this phone call one day: ‘Oh, hi, it’s Reg.’” He managed the superstar for more than 25 years, but eventually it all ended in litigation

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at the Hollywood Bowl in 2016

The spaceship touched down on Los Angeles as the re-tooled Electric Light Orchestra played their first of just 5 U.S. dates

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1977: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Many of these titles from this diverse year in music remain cornerstones of any essential classic rock record collection

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10 Solos by Jazz Greats on Rock Songs

When classic rock acts need a certain sound, and have enough cash, prestige, or luck, they hire an iconic musician they feel would be perfect for the job

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When Bruce Springsteen Broke His Own Record: 4-Hour Concert

Over the course of 16 days in 2016, he and the E Street Band set a new record for his longest U.S. gig ever, on four different occasions

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Buddy Holly: Well All Right!

He was a trendsetter who wrote and produced his own music and led his own band. We hear his influence on everyone from the Beatles and Rolling Stones, to more contemporary artists and we mourn what might have been

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‘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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Henry Diltz: Eyewitness to Laurel Canyon’s ‘60s Music Legends

The legendary photographer shares his recollections–and photos–of many of that vibrant music scene’s fixtures like Mama Cass, CS&N, and the Monkees

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