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Jethro Tull ‘Thick As a Brick’: Don’t Sit This One Out

Equal parts ambitious and meticulous, the band’s 1972 best-seller is a smartly produced collage whose appeals remain undimmed

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Remembering David Lindley, Multi-Instrumentalist With Jackson Browne’s Band

He was the featured accompanist for Browne’s band throughout the ’70s and recorded with Linda Ronstadt, Graham Nash and David Crosby, among many others

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Steely Dan Delivers Bite-Sized Gems on ‘Pretzel Logic’

On their 1974 LP, Fagen and Becker honed their humorous lyrics and perfected their luscious arrangements that straddled multiple genres.

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Parton, Ronstadt and Harris’ ‘Trio’: Soaring Sisterhood

Their partnership is among the purest, boasting a celestial vocal blend, rooted in mutual admiration and the sheer joy of making music

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Jon Bon Jovi to Rock Hall in ’18: It’s About F’ing Time!

The band had been eligible since 2008. Did years of frustration boil over as JBJ spoke at their pre-induction press conference?

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Todd Rundgren ‘A Wizard, A True Star’: Brilliant & Baffling

Was Todd’s against-the-grain psychedelic album a masterpiece or a slab of unintelligible self-indulgence? We look back at a ’70s classic

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Radio Hits of March 1972: La, La, La-La-La-La

A prominent songwriter had a #1 hit with a cover. Listeners were confused by a tune they thought was Neil Young. And T. Rex’s only U.S. hit

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Deep Purple Shares ‘Smoke On the Water’ Video From ‘Machine Head’ Super Deluxe Edition

The 1972 album, which unleashed one of rock’s most notable guitar riffs, has gotten new mixes and previously unreleased live recordings

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Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’ Gets 40th Anniversary Editions

The new collections include previously unheard demos and live performances from the era

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The Who Live at Shea Stadium 1982 Gets Audio Release

An audio souvenir of the concert, in support of their It’s Hard album, has been released

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