The Classic Rock Legacy

1967: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

It was the year that the rock album came of age, with timeless releases from the Beatles, Dylan & Stones alongside newcomers Jimi Hendrix, the Doors & more

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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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13 Bands That Changed Their Lead Singers

You can’t imagine the Stones without Jagger or Zeppelin without Plant. But these 13 bands all changed their lead singer and lived to tell the tale.

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1969 in Rock Music: A Look Back

Looking back at the year 1969 now, we have to admit that we were all very lucky to have this music in our lives—and we still are!

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Jefferson Airplane Recall Woodstock: A New Dawn

Grace Slick addressed the sea of humans, “You have seen the heavy groups. Now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah, it’s a new dawn.”

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Dylan, Cash Producer Bob Johnston on the Nashville Sessions

“I was standing by the soundboard and I said to Dylan, ‘Listen, man, you ought to come to Nashville sometime.’ He just went, ‘Hmmm.'”–producer Bob Johnston

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Isaac Hayes: Stax, ‘Shaft,’ and Chef

The singer, songwriter, producer and actor revolutionized soul music, leading it out of the era of the three-minute single and into cosmically new territory

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Beatles Different ‘Revolver’ Releases: The Last Time

Learn a thing or two about an album that’s been an essential part of your collection for decades, including the unusual decision about its singles

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Redbone’s History-Making ‘Come and Get Your Love’

In 1974, the group became the first Native American band to achieve a Top 5 single on the Hot 100. The song received its first official video in 2020

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Reggie Young: The Prolific Guitar Great You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

His guitar can be heard on recordings by Elvis Presley, the Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr and more.

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