The Classic Rock Legacy

1979: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

The tail end of the ’70s saw superb music being made by some of rock’s great veterans and by many who were new to the scene.

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The Cars: Just What We Needed on Their Debut LP

When they first emerged in 1978, some critics were perplexed but rock fans loved this Boston quintet. The song made them a band to watch

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Woodstock Performers: Where Are They Now?

Many are still creating brilliant music. Here is a brief guide to the status of most of the artists who performed at the legendary 1969 festival

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Digging In to The Yardbirds History

We sort out the notable moments of the legendary English blues-rock band in which Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page all played.

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Dire Straits Member Inducts Band at Rock Hall 2018

There have been strange inductions at previous Rock Hall events and this one joins the list as Mark Knopfler and brother David were no-shows

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Rock Stars Celebrated Chuck Berry Upon His Passing

Here are some of the best of the best from fellow songwriters, guitarists and other artists who were inspired by his greatness

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Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream’ 2016 Rock Hall Induction

Kid Rock noted how the band recalled The Beatles and were both punk and pop. Then Cheap Trick musically wrapped up the night.

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Moody Blues at Overdue 2018 Rock Hall Induction

The group members were genuinely humbled following their decades-long snub. Watch their speeches and performances of several favorites

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James Taylor Honored at Kennedy Center: 2016

Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and Garth Brooks all performed songs from the vast Taylor library at the singer-songwriter’s 2016 Honors event

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Foreigner: There’s a ‘First Time’ For Everything

The inside story of how the band was signed to Atlantic Records, as told by its members and label president, Jerry Greenberg. And the unusual clause in the contract

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