Tag "classic rock"

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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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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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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Harry Nilsson’s Ambitious ‘Schmilsson’ LP Revisited

Noteworthy for its scope and ambition, the album was justifiably rewarded with worldwide success that took Nilsson to the next level of stardom.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 100 Crucial Omissions

Every year, when the new inductees are announced, there is lots of grumbling from rock fans about omissions. Here’s a start…

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Doobie Brothers, T. Rex Head Rock Hall Class of 2020

The Hall of Fame continues to play catch-up on influential classic rock stars that have been eligible for decades. Other choices continue to raise eyebrows

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Steve Miller Slams Rock Hall at 2016 Induction

After the Black Keys inducted him and he performed 3 of his hits, the Space Cowboy went into a rant about the Institution’s policies

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Top Albums of January 1977: Soaring Up the Charts

Nine months after its release, Bob Seger’s 2-LP live set finally enjoyed national acclaim thanks to the success of his band’s breakthrough studio album

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When Johnny Cash Did Time ‘At Folsom Prison’

Performing for prison inmates was nothing new for the legendary singer, but his record label was nervous about making an album at one. Good thing they did.

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1967 in Rock Music: A Look Back

1967 was one amazing year for rock, pop and soul music. Here are some of the highlights when FM “underground” radio was starting to overtake AM Top 40

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