The Classic Rock Legacy

How Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders Led to 10cc: A Groovy Kind of Story

Two related British “one-hit wonder” bands had to come and go before one of their members finally found lasting success. It’s a groovy tale indeed!

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Steve Earle Interview: The Return of the Outlaw

It took me a long time to get a record deal and be successful, but I was luckier than a lot of people. I knew what I was when I was 12 years old

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When Jefferson Airplane Auditioned for Phil Spector: ‘Man, Let’s Get Out of Here!’

“He was shooting [a pellet pistol]. Made me uncomfortable and I left after we played,” remembers guitarist Jorma Kaukonen of the “strange” meeting.

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Elvis Presley: What They Said About the King

Who did the King influence? Oh, just the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Springsteen, Bowie, Elton John and countless others. Read about it, in their own words

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Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett: The Early Years

We take a close look at the formative years of one of rock’s greatest bands, and their ‘madcap’ leader who was a shining star of the psychedelic era

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10 Best Second Classic Rock Albums

A sophomore slump is a common classic rock jinx. Here are some where artists like Creedence and the Beatles made a big creative leap between albums 1 and 2

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Before They Were Stars: Rockers’ Early Days

Before you ever heard of them, Joe Cocker, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen and members of the Doors, Doobies and Led Zeppelin all made records. Listen up!

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50 Years Ago: 1971 in Rock Music

There were still many familiar faces from the ’60s, but new artists, and new rock music subgenres, were beginning to take root.

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Musicians We Lost in 2020

Dozens of our favorite artists have been taken from us in 2020, both due to the Covid-19 virus and other causes. We pay our respects.

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Foreigner’s Debut Album: The Inside Story

How the band was signed to Atlantic Records, as told by its members and label president, Jerry Greenberg. And the unique clause in the contract…

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