The Classic Rock Legacy

Bob Marley and the Wailers: Behind Their 1973 Capitol Records Session

The 1973 recording represented a unique moment in the Jamaican band’s history: one of the last times Marley and Peter Tosh played together.

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The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965: Eyewitnesses

For anyone at the famed Fab Four appearances it was an experience to remember for the rest of their lives. We spoke to many in attendance

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Born to Run: An Appreciation

Bruce Springsteen’s third album made him a superstar. Four BCB writers reflect on that monumental and irresistible classic rock masterpiece

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Musicians We’ve Lost in 2021

Many of our favorite artists have been taken from us in 2021, both due to the Covid-19 virus and other causes. We pay our respects.

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

With the deaths of Don Everly and 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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Before They Were Stars: 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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13 Bands That Changed Their Lead Singers

You can’t imagine the Stones without Jagger or Zeppelin without Plant. But these 13 bands all changed their lead singer and lived to tell the tale.

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Harp On It: 20 Great Rock Songs Featuring Harmonica

The harmonica has long been used—particularly by lead singers—to inject a bit of bluesy, earthy authenticity into a song. We look at some of the best.

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The Summer of Love and That Song About ‘San Francisco’

It was a song of its time, inviting “gentle people” to wear flowers in their hair and migrate to California. Many thousands took Scott McKenzie’s advice

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Jefferson Airplane Recall Woodstock: A New Dawn

Grace Slick addressed the sea of humans, “You have seen the heavy groups. Now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah, it’s a new dawn.”

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