The Classic Rock Legacy

10 Great 1960s Instrumental Hits

Instrumentals used to be a regular feature of Top 40 radio. Here are the backstories on 10 of our favorites including songs by Herb Alpert and The Ventures

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10 Great Eric Clapton Collaborations

‘Clapton Is God’ read the U.K. graffiti in his early years. With other gods like Lennon, Townshend, Beck, Santana + more his playing is at its most divine.

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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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Deep Purple Inducted in Rock Hall with ‘Smoking’ 2016 Set

Founder Ritchie Blackmore wasn’t there to share the honor. But the band were still a hit with the induction ceremony crowd

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1979: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

The tail end of the ’70s saw superb music being made by some of rock’s great veterans and by many who were new to the scene.

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The Cars: Just What We Needed on Their Debut LP

When they first emerged in 1978, some critics were perplexed but rock fans loved this Boston quintet. The song made them a band to watch

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Woodstock Performers: Where Are They Now?

Many are still creating brilliant music. Here is a brief guide to the status of most of the artists who performed at the legendary 1969 festival

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Digging In to The Yardbirds History

We sort out the notable moments of the legendary English blues-rock band in which Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page all played.

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Dire Straits Member Inducts Band at Rock Hall 2018

There have been strange inductions at previous Rock Hall events and this one joins the list as Mark Knopfler and brother David were no-shows

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Rock Stars Celebrated Chuck Berry Upon His Passing

Here are some of the best of the best from fellow songwriters, guitarists and other artists who were inspired by his greatness

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