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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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Pretenders’ Debut: Chrissie Hynde Takes No Prisoners

Released at the edge of the ’70s punk and new wave assaults, ‘Pretenders’ traded on Chrissie Hynde’s substantial punk bona fides–but there was more to it.

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Doobie Brothers’ ‘Long Train Runnin’: Won’t You Boogie Down?

Some fans who have heard the tune 100s of times think it’s called “Without Love” since those words are repeated many times. The unusual way it became a song

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Glenn Frey (1948 – 2016): Tributes From Fellow Musicians

“He was like a brother to me; we were like family, and like most families, there was some disfunction. But, the bond we forged was never broken”

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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Court and Spark’: A Significant Pivot

Her 1974 best-seller was adorned by a sophisticated sonic sensibility that would define her career from that moment forward.

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Dave Clark on ‘All the Hits’: ‘The Imperfections Made Them Perfect’

“We believed the song should have that same excitement of when we played live,” says Dave Clark, on recording the big DC5 hits like “Glad All Over.”

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Muhammad Ali: Greatest Showman of a Generation

During his peak years, the Champ was as big a rock star as any of ’em. If you are of a certain age, you already knew that

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1977: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Many of these titles from this diverse year in music remain cornerstones of any essential classic rock record collection.

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Jefferson Starship in the ’70s: How They Were Born and Nearly Died in 4 Short Years

From the time Marty Balin reunited with former bandmates Grace Slick and Paul Kantner, the hits came fast. But then things went south, quickly.

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Pat Benatar’s ‘Crimes of Passion’: Her Best Shot

She has remained the thing she set out to be, an artist who made her own seat at the table and turned it into a remarkable rock music legacy.

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