The Classic Rock Legacy

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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Behind Dave Mason’s ‘Alone Together’: Exclusive Book Excerpt

Every Dave Mason record actually looked different from every other one, because the plant manager dropped colored pellets into the boiling plastic.

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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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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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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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Lovin’ Spoonful Members Reunite for a Great Cause in L.A.

The nearly four-hour benefit concert featured John Sebastian, Steve Boone and Joe Butler, plus a parade of special guests.

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Journey’s Rock Hall 2017 Induction: Look Back

Though Steve Perry did not perform, the singer of their biggest hits gave a heartfelt speech and also singled out his now-longtime replacement

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George Thorogood’s Bar Tab: ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer’

For 10+ minutes of storytelling and boogie guitar, Thorogood + the Destroyers (with Elvin Bishop) stretch things out on the song made famous by John Lee Hooker

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