The Classic Rock Legacy

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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Stevie Nicks’ Duet With Don Henley at 2019 Rock Hall Induction

She’s the first female to be inducted twice into the Hall of Fame, after 21 men had already been so honored. The pair sang their 1982 duet, “Leather and Lace”

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10 More Songs That Defined New Wave Music

In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the B-52’s, Pretenders, Devo and more

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And the Jukebox Kept on Playing…Johnny Rivers

A constant presence on the radio in the ’60s, his hits included “Secret Agent Man,” “Poor Side of Town,” “Memphis,” “Summer Rain” and many more.

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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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When the Chambers Brothers’ ‘Time’ Had Come

They started out as a gospel quartet, then their souls were psychedelicized. The story of the group behind “Time Has Come Today”

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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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When Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson Reunited After 3 Years

In 2019, the sisters took the stage together for the first time since 2016 for a NYC benefit, joined by Robert Plant, Billy Gibbons and more

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The Eagles’ ‘The Long Run’: The Making of a Classic

“’The Long Run’ was a pretty painful birth because we were like, ‘How the f*** are we going to top “Hotel California”‘?”–Joe Walsh

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Remembering Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer on 100s of Hits

The inventive member of the Los Angeles-based studio musicians performed on hits by the Beach Boys, Mamas and Papas, Sonny & Cher, and many more

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