Rock and Roll Memories

Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground on ’72 Stones Tour

In music, careers can turn on a dime. In 1972, Wonder’s career turned when he was asked to join the Stones’ fifth American tour

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Jon Scott Breaks Down His ‘Tom Petty and Me’ Book

Little did the label promo man know when he worked an obscure band from Florida years earlier, that he would play a pivotal role in the star’s eventual rise

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Tom Petty Song Inspires ‘Vampires’ on Ventura Blvd

Inspired by the imagery from the Songwriters Hall of Fame member’s 1989 hit “Free Fallin’, fans gathered for a Tom Petty Memorial Vampire Walk

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Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert: All-Star Lineup

The list of artists at the 1992 event was a mile long with dozens of legends celebrating the Bard’s songs. Watch the A-Listers rehearse and take their turn on “My Back Pages”

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Roger McGuinn Plays Tribute to Tom Petty: 2017

The Byrds co-founder’s Oct. 5 concert was his first public occasion to talk about the death of his close friend. He shared a story of how they met and toured and dedicated two songs

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1965: Music Goes Mobile with 8-Track Tapes

Do you remember when it was a big deal to have an 8-track player in your car? Check out Ford’s 1966 Mustang ad featuring a “stereosonic tape player”…

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REO Speedwagon’s A&R Exec Talks About Gary Richrath

The Epic Records exec that signed the band shares his memories of the late guitarist and signing REO. “Gary was a shredder in the early days”

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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1975-1979

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category

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The Moody Blues and Four Tops’ ‘Simple Game’

When the Tops’ lead singer Levi Stubbs was arrested in London in 1970, it ultimately led to their working with the British band’s producer and covering one of their songs

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McGuinn, Hillman Open ‘Sweetheart’ Tour With Surprises

For the first of a series of concerts revisiting the groundbreaking country-rock album, a special guest joined in to pay tribute a legendary Byrds disciple.

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