The Classic Rock Legacy

A Visit to Stockholm’s ABBA Museum

Sweden’s equivalent of Graceland (slogan: “Walk in, Dance Out”), it’s just like ABBA’s signature hits: pristine perfection.

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Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

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10 Big Rock Acts Without a U.S. Top 10 Single

Back when Top 40 radio played rock hits, most legendary acts achieved chart success. For some reason, Hendrix, ELP, AC/DC, Tull and more never had a pop hit. See who else and what their biggest hits were

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The Wrecking Crew: Musicians Behind 100s of Hits

It was a labor of love for Denny Tedesco to document the LA studio musicians who played on hit singles by the Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Mamas & the Papas + more

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The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’: An Appreciation

At age 14, writer Colin Fleming saw the film and it made him into a Beatles fanatic… many years after Beatlemania. He recalls that day

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50 Years Ago: 1968 in Rock Music

A year of turmoil gave us some of the greatest music of all time. We look back at the heady year and the incredibly diverse sounds we heard.

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Jefferson Airplane Recall Woodstock: A New Dawn

Grace Slick addressed the sea of humans, “You have seen the heavy groups. Now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah, it’s a new dawn.”

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10 Songs That Defined New Wave Music

New wave music wasn’t easily defined, but most fans knew it when they heard it. We chose 10 songs that, to us, were the best of the genre.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback: Burbank to Graceland

By 1968, amidst the psychedelic revolution, Elvis was old news. Then something amazing happened: he decided to be the real Elvis again. We look back.

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Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans of Swing’: An Unlikely Hit

They were playing a kind of old-school Dylanesque rock that radio stations assumed fans no longer cared for. Then the fans told them otherwise.

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