The Classic Rock Legacy

Remembering 2x Rock Hall Member Curtis Mayfield

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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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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Eurythmics’ ‘Dreams’ Well-Timed For MTV Success

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart had a taste of success as part of an earlier band. Their 2nd album as a duo yielded a worldwide smash that was well-timed for the MTV revolution

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 3)

Our series includes a classic rock favorite that features yodeling, a novelty song, a foreign language hit, a classical music composition and one from a real-life porn star

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Stevie Nicks’ Duet With Don Henley at 2019 Rock Hall Induction

She’s the first female to be inducted twice into the Hall of Fame, after 21 men had already been so honored. The pair sang their 1982 duet, “Leather and Lace”

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Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen’s ‘Typewriter Tape’

Before they became rock icons, Janis and the Jefferson Airplane guitarist played acoustic blues. Here’s the tale of their fascinating 1964 duets.

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Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream’ 2016 Rock Hall Induction

Kid Rock noted how the band recalled The Beatles and were both punk and pop. Then Cheap Trick musically wrapped up the night.

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Remembering Joe Cocker: Rock’s Soulful Interpreter

Cocker’s gift was that among all the British R&B belters, he may have been the most ballsy + uninhibited of them all and an outstanding interpreter of songs

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1968 in Rock Music: A Look Back

A year of turmoil gave us some of the greatest music of all time. We look back at the heady year and the incredibly diverse sounds we heard.

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10 (More) Big Rock Acts Without a Top 10 U.S. Single

In an era when Top 40 embraced rock music, these artists surprisingly never achieved a pop hit in America, including many Rock Hall members

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