Rock and Roll Memories

Jim Croce: What Might Have Been

In 15 months, the singer-songwriter delivered many pop hits about some memorable characters. His career ended tragically on the brink of stardom

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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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Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks Share 2017 London Stage

The pair reunited onstage for the last time to perform their 1981 hit “Start Draggin’ My Heart Around” at Hyde Park, during the Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour

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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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When the Blues Brothers’ ‘Bluesmobile’ Got Pulled Over

An Atlantic Records exec drove the legendary car to promote the 1980 movie soundtrack and had some tense moments when a state trooper stopped him on the highway

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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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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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Here We Come… The Monkees’ Incredible First Year

Our look back at the 3 chart-topping albums, three #1 singles and the shocking exit of a behind-the-scenes exec less than 8 months after Monkee-mania began

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Steely Dan’s Final Concert With Walter Becker

Little did the organizers of an annual, day-long event in Greenwich, Connecticut know but the band’s performance on May 27, 2017 would be his last

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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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