The Classic Rock Legacy

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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Musicians We’ve Lost in 2022

An astonishing number of our favorite recording artists, as well as other celebrities, were taken from us in 2022. We pay our respects.

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When the Rolling Stones Performed on NYC’s Fifth Ave.

To promote their 1975 Made in the Shade tour, the band pulled off a stunt for the ages, playing live on a flatbed truck. Those were the days…

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Ben E. King’s Voice Will Stand By Us For All Time

The soul singer co-wrote one of the most poignant love songs ever recorded, and enjoyed numerous hits with the Drifters and as a solo artist

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Motown Covers Motown: Classic Double-Dips

It was by no means unusual, during the company’s heyday, for a second (or third or fourth) Motown artist to cover the work of another.

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’ 45 Million Sold. Just 1 Week at #1

Sales estimates put it as the 4th biggest seller of all time. It reached the top in the U.S. in just six weeks, though never returned

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Gary Wright: The Dream Weaver

The former Spooky Tooth leader collaborated with George Harrison and enjoyed two big solo hits of his own in 1976. He popularized the synthesizer in rock music

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Paul McCartney Opens 2017 Tour With Return to Tokyo’s Budokan

Sir Paul returned to a legendary venue at age 74. His set list included a mix of Beatles, Wings and solo hits and he also reached back to his Quarrymen days

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Revisiting Opening Night of Mark Knopfler’s 2019 Tour

The former Dire Straits frontman toured with a 10-piece band in support of his album, Down the Road Wherever. Watch him perform several favorites

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How Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders Led to 10cc: A Groovy Kind of Story

Two related British “one-hit wonder” bands had to come and go before one of their members finally found lasting success. It’s a groovy tale indeed!

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