The Classic Rock Legacy

1971—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Bands that had only recently performed in ballrooms and college gyms now played arenas and stadiums–and sold millions of albums.

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Led Zeppelin’s Breakthrough With ‘Whole Lotta Love’

When the song started taking off at FM radio, Atlantic’s Jerry Greenberg made an edit for AM radio. They put it out “and the record explodes…”

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10 Times the Beatles Used Pseudonyms on Records

You may not think you know Dr. Winston O’Boogie, Percy Thrillington, Jai Raj Harrison or Richie Snare, but trust us, you do.

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ELO Lights Up Their Rock Hall 2017 Induction

Two of the four members being inducted were no-shows but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm as Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood celebrated their honor, following a touching speech by George Harrison’s son, Dhani

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17 Classic Chuck Berry Covers

The legend, who may have invented rock and roll, died at 90 in 2017. To celebrate his legacy, we’ve chosen 17 of his best, as covered by some of his biggest fans

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Thank You, Bob Seger

The goodbye was unexpectedly delayed when he was forced to postpone the tour in 2017 for “intense spinal surgery,” due to a ruptured disc

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Keith Emerson (1944 – 2016) Tributes

We’ve handpicked some tributes from fellow musicians to the ELP keyboardist who died on March 10, 2016. “I hope you still felt proud.”

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Eric Burdon & The Animals’ Love Song to ‘Monterey’

Performing a the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 was such a profound experience for the British singer that he wrote a song about it. Here’s the story.

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‘MacArthur Park’: Jimmy Webb’s Recipe for a Hit

“Someone left the cake out in the rain/I don’t think that I can take it ’cause it took too long to bake it.” Love it or hate it, here’s the story.

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Curtis Mayfield’s Solo Career @50

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee left the hitmaking soul group the Impressions in 1969 and created classics like “Super Fly.”

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