The Classic Rock Legacy

10 Great Classic Rock Live Bootlegs

Discovering a great live bootleg from a favorite band is a treat. Here are some from top classic rock acts that are well worth seeking out

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1967 in Rock Music: A Look Back

1967 was one amazing year for rock, pop and soul music. Here are some of the highlights when FM “underground” radio was starting to overtake AM Top 40

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The Grass Roots: A Name in Search of a Band

Rarely absent from the charts for several years, they created songs that were unlike one another, even while sounding undeniably like the Grass Roots.

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1973: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

We looked back at hundreds of albums released in 1973 and whittled the list down to the 50 that we think represent the cream of the year’s crop.

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Strawberry Alarm Clock: ’67’s Incense & Peppermints

Trivia note: The singer on one of the biggest and most memorable hits of 1967 was not even a band member. Check out the whole back story here.

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Remembering Joe Cocker: Rock’s Soulful Interpreter

Cocker’s gift was that among all the British R&B belters, he may have been the most ballsy + uninhibited of them all and an outstanding interpreter of songs

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Townshend: 10 Best Guitar Moments With The Who

How do you narrow down the most memorable guitar parts ever played by one of rock’s all-time greats? Our writer happily digs deep inside the Who’s catalog.

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The Rolling Stones’ Summer of ‘Satisfaction’

In 1965, the Rolling Stones hit #1 for a 4-week run. Can later generations even comprehend what it felt like for those of us growing up back then?

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17 #1 Hits Worse Than ‘We Built This City’

That mid-’80s Starship hit perennially tops lists of the worst chart-toppers ever. It’s bad, we agree, but we’ve found others that are even worse.

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Motown Covers Motown: Classic Double-Dips

It was by no means unusual, during the company’s heyday, for a second (or third or fourth) Motown artist to cover the work of another.

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