Rock and Roll Memories

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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Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’ Inspires ‘Vampires’ on Ventura Blvd

On the night of October 19, 2017–on the eve of what would have been his 67th birthday–fans organized a Tom Petty Memorial Vampire Walk

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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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When a Radio Legend and a Bottle of Jack Saved a Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert

In ’76, the band’s management asked an exec at their label to set up a live radio broadcast. When show time arrived, they refused to go on. Enter Scott Muni

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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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A Day in the Park With Chuck Berry and Joan Jett

Music industry veteran Steve Leeds shares a story about a tour stop with Joan Jett in St. Louis and an unforgettable drive in their special guest’s Cadillac

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When Music Went 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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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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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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Eric Clapton & Friends Play 2020 Tribute to Ginger Baker

Some friends! Also performing were Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood, Roger Waters, and more. The setlist honored the drummer’s work in Cream and Blind Faith

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