The Classic Rock Legacy

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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George Thorogood’s Bar Tab: ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer’

For 10+ minutes of storytelling and boogie guitar, Thorogood + the Destroyers (with Elvin Bishop) stretch things out on the song made famous by John Lee Hooker

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When Carole King Played ‘Tapestry’ Live For 1st Time

Believe it or not, the singer-songwriter legend had never performed her masterpiece from start-to-finish in concert. Until 2016 in London’s Hyde Park

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Graham Nash, Stephen Stills on How CSN Got Their Start

Nash and Stills agree on most, but not all, of the details of when they first harmonized on “You Don’t Have to Cry” in 1968

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Musicians We’ve Lost in 2022

An astonishing number of our favorite recording artists, as well as other celebrities, were taken from us in 2022. We pay our respects.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback: Burbank to Graceland

Amidst the psychedelic revolution, something amazing happened: Viewers saw and heard some of the rawest, hardest rock and roll music of their lives

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Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen’s Tale of the Typewriter Tape

Before they became rock icons, Janis and the Jefferson Airplane guitarist played acoustic blues. Here’s the tale of their fascinating 1964 duets

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50 Years Ago: 1972 in Rock Music

In 1972 the music scene was increasingly dominated by new arrivals like Elton John, David Bowie and Eagles. But many ’60s favorites still hung around.

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Ann Wilson of Heart: Her Top 10 Live Albums (& Free Live EP)

While gems from fellow classic rock legends like Deep Purple and The Who are on the list, some of the others may surprise you

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Janis Joplin Slays ‘Ball and Chain’ in Monterey Pop

When she stepped onto the Monterey stage she was still an unknown. When she left she was on her way to superstardom. This five-minute clip is why.

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