The Classic Rock Legacy

When Hugh Hefner Championed Rock Music

For more than a year, 1969-70, Hef invited the top rock and soul acts of the day to perform on national TV. Here are more than a dozen of those clips.

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

Why “And the winner is…” often leads to #SMH. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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The Last Waltz: An Audience Member Revisits

The 1976 farewell performance by The Band is the stuff of rock lore. BCB’s editor was there that night and remembers it well.

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Richie Furay, Timothy B Schmit Deliver: Poco Show

The country rock star has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Poco. At the Troubadour in West Hollywood, he was joined onstage by his one-time bandmate

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When Jefferson Airplane Sang From a NYC Rooftop

When the French filmmaker Godard needed a band for his new film on radical culture in 1968, he invited San Francisco’s finest. They responded by waking up New York City.

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Starship’s ‘We Built This City’: Really The Worst?

Music critics love to call this 1985 #1 single the worst song ever. But is it really? We asked the former members of the band how they feel about it.

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1970: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

We looked back at hundreds of albums released that year and whittled the list down to 50 standouts. How many do you own?

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9 Signature Rock Classics That Weren’t U.S. Chart Hits

Many songs associated with classic rockers were never actually hits. Here are the surprising back stories to ones by ELO, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Queen & more

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Label Exec Reflects on Glenn Frey

A longtime music industry executive looks back on a long ago visit to the Eagles’ member’s home and wishes he had spent more time appreciating the moment

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1971—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Bands that had only recently performed in ballrooms and college gyms now played arenas and stadiums–and sold millions of albums.

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