The Classic Rock Legacy

Genesis’ Path to Success: The Inside Story

Before he became Atlantic Records’ President, Jerry Greenberg said: “I never heard one note of their music. But just from what I read in the English papers about them, I thought: ‘I’ve gotta have this group.’”

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Jimmy Webb Interview: Hits & Misses

In part two of our chat with the legendary songwriter, we discuss the unpredictability of writing a hit song and how the art of songwriting has changed.

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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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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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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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Isaac Hayes: Stax, ‘Shaft,’ and Chef

The singer, songwriter, producer and actor revolutionized soul music, leading it out of the era of the three-minute single and into cosmically new territory

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Status Quo: ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ and You

In their homeland, the U.K., they’ve had more than 60 hit singles and 30+ albums. In the U.S., they’re a one-hit wonder. Here’s the story of that one hit.

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Stephen Stills, Neil Young Share the Stage: 2016

The 3x bandmates performed at Stills’ annual benefit. We’ve got great videos of many of their favorites including “For What It’s Worth” and “Heart of Gold”

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Abba’s US Success: The Inside Story

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with “Waterloo,” Atlantic Records president Jerry Greenberg signed them for the US. Then “Dancing Queen” happened

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Beatles Different ‘Revolver’ Releases: Look Back

Learn a thing or two about an album that’s been an essential part of your collection for decades, including the unusual decision about its singles

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