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James Taylor’s Seminal ‘Sweet Baby James’ @50

It ushered in the singer-songwriter era and has endured as a beacon to listeners and like-minded musicians for half a century.

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10 More Songs That Defined New Wave Music

In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the B-52’s, Pretenders, Devo and more

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Neil Innes, of Rutles/Monty Python Fame, Subject of Documentary Series

The comedic-musical genius behind the Bonzo Dog Band and the Rutles had close creative links and friendships with the Beatles and the Python troupe

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Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head’: Rockin’ in Montreux

The 1972 album, cut by their classic lineup, made them big stars, and they soon toured the world. And there was much more to it than “Smoke on the Water.”

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12 Standout Male Blue-Eyed Soul Singers

Our writer loves few things more than a great blue-eyed soul singer. Here he offers up what he believes are a dozen of the best

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The Mamas & the Papas’ ‘Creeque Alley’: Behind the Song

The lyrics are stocked with names and places, some of which may have been (and still are) unfamiliar to fans of the group. We break it down.

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John Mayall: A Chat With the British Blues Legend

For 50+ years he’s been the king of British blues. “[Blues and jazz] have always been part of the same thing. It’s all black American music, basically”

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George Harrison Remembered With Brief Video

A collection of videos from the ex-Beatle’s solo years, including live and studio material, interviews and more, are available on his YouTube channel

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Elton John and John Lennon at MSG in 1974: Behind-the-Scenes

Ray D’Ariano was just 25 when he got his dream job. One month into his gig at MCA Records, he was alone backstage with two of the world’s biggest music stars

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Cameo-Parkway Records’ ’60s Dance & Soul Compilations: Review

A trio of new collections highlight the dance crazes that emanated from artists like Philly’s Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp, plus classic soul.

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