Tag "best classic bands"

Paul Young Live CD/DVD: Exhilarating and Exuberant

His light shone much brighter in Europe than in the U.S., but most of the performances on this set hold up well, and Young’s vocals remain exhilarating.

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How Jimmy Page Got His Legendary Guitar Case Back

A teenaged fan goes to see his favorite band perform in 1972 and, incredibly, obtains a discarded case. Nearly 50 years later, he reunites it with its owner

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Stacks and Stacks of Vinyl: Tower Records in 1971

Go back in time (before “big box stores” and the Internet) and watch film footage of when Tower Records’ Sunset Blvd store was an adventure in vinyl album shopping.

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When The Doors Defied Ed Sullivan

When Jim Morrison and the band appeared on the popular show they were asked not to sing the word ‘higher.’ Now we know what they were asked to sing instead.

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Top Radio Hits of 1968: Look Back

What a year! With all-time greats among the year’s best with songs by the Rascals, Steppenwolf, Grass Roots, Judy Collins, the Doors, the Beatles and more

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Cars’ 2018 Rock Hall Induction: Third Time’s the Charm

Though eligible since 2003, it took the rock band a while to be nominated. On the 3rd occasion, they drove straight through

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Sugarloaf Sings About a ‘Green-Eyed Lady’

The band was best known for the 1970 hit and another Top 10 single, “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” (1974). Lead singer Jerry Corbetta died in 2016

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B.B. King May Be Gone But The Thrill Remains

In our tribute, we describe how he gave his all to blues music, and as a result became its preeminent ambassador the world round.

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Ric Ocasek, Cars Co-Founder, Found Dead in NYC

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, wrote and sung some of the new wave band’s biggest hits, including “Best Friend’s Girl” and “Good Times Roll”

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1965: Music Goes Mobile with 8-Track Tapes

Do you remember when it was a big deal to have an 8-track player in your car? Check out Ford’s 1966 Mustang ad featuring a “stereosonic tape player”…

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