Tag "best classic bands"

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up NYC Stage: 2015 Review

It was a triumphant night for the Maestro as he played to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at NYC’s Irving Plaza for his first U.S. comeback show

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The Rise of Joe Walsh in the 1970s

Walsh made the James Gang more than a power trio and expanded and deepened his style as a solo artist to show himself as far more than the Eagle he became.

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Once Upon a Time: Mark Lindsay on the Raiders’ ‘Good Thing’

The group’s lead vocalist talks about writing the hit single with producer Terry Melcher, the wild story of the Los Angeles home they lived in and the Tarantino movie

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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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Top Radio Hits in 1982: Look Back

Songs by Fleetwood Mac (group and solo), Journey and Rod Stewart were among the biggest Top 40 hits as was a certain smash by Survivor

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Dr. Hook ‘Cover of the Rolling Stone’: Backstory

A band records a song about its burning desire to make it to the cover of the leading music magazine. We’ve got the backstory. Do you know who wrote it?

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2019 in Review: Best Boxed Sets, Collections & Reissues

It’s that time of year and we’ve ID’d great titles from the Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix, Allmans and more. Our guide to the year’s best. Happy shopping!

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Graham Parker Displays His Tender Side: 2016 Review

GP brought his Duo tour with longtime bandmate Brinsley Schwarz to NYC and performed a career retrospective of his songs including several overlooked gems

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Producer Jack Douglas: On John Lennon, Cheap Trick

After producing classic albums by Aerosmith, Jack Douglas helped a band from Illinois gets its start. Then came December 1980.

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Radio Hits November 1968: Look Back

An amazing week for some all-time greats on the Top 40 including songs by Steppenwolf, Stevie Wonder and CCR. And we answer the question: Who was Derek?

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