The Classic Rock Legacy

Over Under Sideways Down: Making Sense of the Yardbirds’ Album Releases

The Yardbirds’ recorded legacy was just as convoluted as their personnel timeline, with few correlations between their American and British output.

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Gregg Allman, Music Legend, 1947 – 2017

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia”

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I Get a Check From John Lennon

Our writer once got a check from the former Beatle for $15. Everyone insisted he never cash it. Yet what Lennon really gave him was priceless

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Happy 80th Birthday, Bob Dylan! Fellow Artists Pay Tribute to the Legend

Dylan has been one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the past century. Here, some of his disciples tell their favorite Dylan stories.

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Revisiting Mudcrutch’s 2016 Tour

The band, a precursor to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released a second studio album and did a brief tour of smaller venues

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First-Generation Rockers: Who’s Still With Us?

With the death of Little Richard, we wonder: Which of the earliest rock ‘n’ rollers are alive? Here are 8 who made the music what it was

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Pete Townshend: 10 Great Guitar Moments With The Who

How do you narrow down the most memorable guitar parts ever played by one of rock’s all-time greats? Our writer happily digs deep inside the Who’s catalog.

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Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans of Swing’: An Unlikely Hit

They were playing a kind of old-school Dylanesque rock that radio stations assumed fans no longer cared for. Then the fans told them otherwise.

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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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Remember the Country-Rock Band the Ozark Mountain Daredevils?

The group from Springfield, Mo., had two big radio hits, “Jackie Blue” and “If You Wanna Get to Heaven,” in the mid-’70s.

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