The Classic Rock Legacy

10 Songs That Defined New Wave Music

New wave music wasn’t easily defined, but most fans knew it when they heard it. We chose 10 songs that, to us, were the best of the genre.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback: Burbank to Graceland

By 1968, amidst the psychedelic revolution, Elvis was old news. Then something amazing happened: he decided to be the real Elvis again. We look back.

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Bob Dylan 1965: Evolving to Electric

In the spring of that pivotal year, Columbia Records ran industry ads proclaiming “No One Sings Dylan Like Dylan!” We examine several items not seen since then

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Expecting Rain: Meeting Place For Bob Dylan Fans

One of the great music resources on the web is devoted to The Bard and related topics, curated daily for decades by Karl Erik Andersen. “All this because of Bob Dylan.”

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Prince Revealed His Genius in 1981 Interview

Our Contributor enjoyed a rare 90-minute interview with the then-young performer – face to face – as part of the budding star’s PR team

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The Youngbloods’ ‘Get Together’ @50

The song had been kicking around for a few years when they recorded it. Their first release of the tune bombed. Then it became a timeless anthem.

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2017 in Review: A Farewell to Those Who Left Us

We’ve lost so many giants of the music world in 2017. Here we take a look back at some of those who are now gone, but who gave us so much.

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Handicapping the 2018 Rock Hall Nominees!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the 2018 class. We predict which artists we think will make the final cut.

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Chrysalis Co-Founder Chris Wright on Label’s Rise

In this excerpt from HITS Presents History of the Music Biz Two – The Mike Sigman Interviews, the exec talks about guiding the career development of the label’s Ten Years After, Procol Harum, Leo Sayer and Blondie

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Steve Earle Interview: The Return of the Outlaw

With a new album that he calls a philosophical followup to his ’80s classic ‘Guitar Town,’ the singer-songwriter is back to being one of the defiant ones.

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