The Classic Rock Legacy

1968 in Rock Music: A Look Back

A year of turmoil gave us some of the greatest music of all time. We look back at the heady year and the incredibly diverse sounds we heard.

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2018 in Review: A Farewell to Those Who Left Us

While it’s a cliché it’s also true that although they are gone, their music will always remain with those who are still here to listen.

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1979 Kampuchea Concerts: McCartney, Queen, Who

Over the course of 4 nights during the Christmas holiday, a Who’s Who of British rock stars performed to raise money for war-torn Cambodia

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Eurythmics’ ‘Dreams’ Well-Timed For MTV Success

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart had a taste of success as part of an earlier band. Their 2nd album as a duo yielded a worldwide smash that was well-timed for the MTV revolution

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Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen’s ‘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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Remembering Joe Cocker: Rock’s Soulful Interpreter

Cocker’s gift was that among all the British R&B belters, he may have been the most ballsy + uninhibited of them all and an outstanding interpreter of songs

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6 Bands. 6 Hits. 1 Lead Singer

The singer still lays claim to the title of the only one-hit wonder who did it six times. It’s a title that’s unlikely to ever be matched.

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The Grass Roots: A Name in Search of a Band

Rarely absent from the charts for several years, they created songs that were unlike one another, even while sounding undeniably like the Grass Roots.

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Before They Were Stars: More 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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Rock Hall: 100 More Crucial Omissions

Part One listed 100 artists that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has neglected to induct. We only scratched the surface, so here are 100 more

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