The Classic Rock Legacy

ELO Lights Up Their Rock Hall 2017 Induction

Two of the four members being inducted were no-shows but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm as Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood celebrated their honor, following a touching speech by George Harrison’s son, Dhani

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17 Classic Chuck Berry Covers

The legend, who may have invented rock and roll, died at 90 in 2017. To celebrate his legacy, we’ve chosen 17 of his best, as covered by some of his biggest fans

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Thank You, Bob Seger

The goodbye was unexpectedly delayed when he was forced to postpone the tour in 2017 for “intense spinal surgery,” due to a ruptured disc

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Keith Emerson (1944 – 2016) Tributes

We’ve handpicked some tributes from fellow musicians to the ELP keyboardist who died on March 10, 2016. “I hope you still felt proud.”

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Eric Burdon & The Animals’ Love Song to ‘Monterey’

Performing a the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 was such a profound experience for the British singer that he wrote a song about it. Here’s the story.

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‘MacArthur Park’: Jimmy Webb’s Recipe for a Hit

“Someone left the cake out in the rain/I don’t think that I can take it ’cause it took too long to bake it.” Love it or hate it, here’s the story.

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Curtis Mayfield’s Solo Career @50

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee left the hitmaking soul group the Impressions in 1969 and created classics like “Super Fly.”

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash and Aftermath

Only four years after their debut album, the Florida band suffered a devastating loss when their chartered plane ran out of fuel, killing six people.

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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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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 100 Crucial Omissions

Every year, when the new inductees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…

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