Rock and Roll Memories

My 20 Years at Tower Records

Jackson Griffith shares some of his experiences working for the chain during the heyday of record retailing. “It was a great ride while it lasted.”

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Reflecting on Marmalade’s ‘Reflections of My Life’

From 1968-1976, they scored eight Top 10 hits in the U.K.This song ultimately earned them their worldwide fame. Its singer/writer fell on hard times

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Classic Rock Acts You’ve Seen in Concert: Poll

We’ve listed 100 of the biggest names of all-time. Let us know how many you’ve seen perform live. Then share this post with your friends to see where you stack up

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Remember the Maxell ‘Blown-Away Guy’?

The humble cassette had plenty of pluses and minuses but one thing we can all agree on was how cool the leather-clad guy in their ads was

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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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