The Classic Rock Legacy

Journey and the Final Scene of The Sopranos

One of the most highly anticipated, and nerve-wracking, episodes in TV history was the finale of this classic crime show. The music was supplied by Journey.

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Monterey Pop Festival—10 Killer Performances

Here is a look at some of the finest that went down over those 3 days, and which still loom so largely as we bring contemporary ears to bear on them

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The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday and Today’: Should It Ever Have Existed?

The album was slapped together from odds and ends by Capitol Records, without the band’s participation. And what was up with that cover?

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When Glenn Frey Came to Small-Town Minnesota

Imagine you’re in a tiny town in Minnesota and there, onstage, is the co-founder of the legendary Eagles, playing for just a couple hundred folks.

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The Rolling Stones’ Summer of ‘Satisfaction’

In 1965, the 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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The Cars’ Debut: Just What We Needed

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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Sweet: The British Glam Band That Also Blitzed America

They earned worldwide success in the 1970s with such hits as “Little Willy,” “Ballroom Blitz” and “Fox on the Run.”

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The Summer of Love, by Those Who Were There

In 2017, Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips and others assembled in New York to remember the headiest summer of all. “I was stoned all the time,” recalled Nash

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The Marketing of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Darkness On the Edge of Town’: The Inside Story

The Columbia Records product manager takes us behind the scenes of working with the star for the follow-up to Born To Run

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Over Under Sideways Down: Making Sense of the Yardbirds’ Album Releases

The Yardbirds’ recorded legacy was just as convoluted as their personnel timeline, with few correlations between their American and British output.

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