Rock and Roll Memories

Glen Campbell’s Early Session Career Recalled

The producer-director of The Wrecking Crew, the documentary of the renowned Los Angeles studio musicians from the 1960s, shares his personal thoughts and memories

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Rolling With Jerry: When Garcia Welcomed a College Kid to the Dead’s HQ

In the summer of 1971, the author and a friend decided to go visit the Grateful Dead. What resulted was an afternoon they’ve never forgotten.

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When Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks Shared the Stage For the Last Time

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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Remember the Left Banke and Their Hit, ‘Walk Away Renée’?

The group’s biggest hit, 1966’s ‘Walk Away Renee,” was written by a band member who became infatuated with the girlfriend of another.

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Stephen Stills Performs With Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch: 2016

TP’s “other” band did a brief 21-date club tour to support their album. Along the way, they were occasionally joined on stage by friends of the band

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Bangles’ Rare Performance at 2018 Arroyo Seco Fest

It was just their 2nd concert of 2018, with none in 2017. Watch the all-female band perform their two #1 hits during their 11-song set

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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: how cool was the leather-clad guy in their ads?

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When Eric Clapton Headlined the Greenwich Town Party

The annual event has had a knack of booking big name talent. Slowhand’s 15-song set featured a favorite he hasn’t played in decades

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Tommy Roe: ’60s Pop Star Reached ‘Dizzy’-ing Heights

The singer scored with six top 10 singles including a pair of #1s which he wrote, “Sheila,” and “Dizzy.” The bubblegum star once toured with the Beatles

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When the Stray Cats Reunited After 10 Years

In 2018, Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom gave their first North American performance in 10 years. It resulted in a new album and full blown tour

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