The Classic Rock Legacy

George Martin, Beatles Producer, 1926 – 2016

The so-called Fifth Beatle, who signed the group when they had been passed on by every other British label, oversaw their stunning development

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10 Totally Cool Classic Rock/Soul Songs

In the ’60s and ’70s, rock and soul converged to inspire some damn fine music from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder + more

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When ELO, ELP, Tull + More Rocked the Classics

Classical themes have found their way into rock since the earliest days of the music. We look at some of the best, from ELO to ELP and beyond.

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Yes Perform ‘Yours Is No Disgrace’ Live: 1972

The lineup that many define as classic Yes – Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman and White – take a 1972 audience on a wondrous journey on this song from The Yes Album

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Jon Bon Jovi to Rock Hall in ’18: It’s About F’ing Time!

The band had been eligible since 2008. Did years of frustration boil over as JBJ spoke at their pre-induction press conference?

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Smith’s Soulful 1969 Cover of ‘Baby It’s You’

They took a song that had already been a hit for the Shirelles and the Beatles, and made it their own. Whatever happened to Gayle McCormick & Smith?

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Steve Perry and Journey at Rock Hall 2017 Induction

Although he did not perform, the lead singer for their biggest hits gave a heartfelt speech about his former band mates, their legacy and fans and singled out his now-longtime replacement

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The Summer of ‘Satisfaction’

In 1965, the Rolling Stones hit #1 for a 4-week run. Can later generations even comprehend what it felt like for those of us growing up back then?

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When Neil Young Found a Neil Young Bootleg

What happened way back in 1971 when a rock star went record shopping and found a bootleg of his own music? It wasn’t pretty, but it’s fascinating.

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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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