Tag "classic rock"

Top Albums in January 1981: Look Back

This week at the top of Record World’s Album Sales chart: REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, and John Lennon were among the top-sellers

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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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Bob Dylan ‘Nashville Skyline’ Cover: The Inside Story

Elliott Landy talks about the magic hour of light and serendipity of his photo. “[Bob] stopped at the coat rack and grabbed a hat. ‘Do you think we could use this?’”

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Radio Hits in January 1969: Look Back

Seven months before the Woodstock festival, future classic rock hits from CCR and the Doors were side-by-side with songs by the Bee Gees, Sammy and Sly

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Little Steven Interview: Going Back to School

“I sincerely believe now it’s important to teach kids how to think instead of what to think,” Van Zandt says. “The arts is connecting the dots.”

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Rod Stewart’s Unequaled Masterpiece

Gasoline Alley, his second solo album, showcased an artist who excelled at both rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and tender, emotive ballads

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Scott McKenzie and That Song About ‘San Francisco’

It was a song of its time, inviting “gentle people” to wear flowers in their hair and migrate to California. Many thousands took his advice.

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David Bowie Tributes

Classic rock legends were in mourning for one of their own as tributes poured in. “The stars look very different today…”

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Elvis Costello: ‘Armed Forces’ @40

The band’s third album was a leap forward in songcraft and sonic ambition, a song cycle weaving the personal and political.

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Journey and the Final Scene of The Sopranos

One of the most highly anticipated, and nerve-wracking, episodes in TV history was the finale of this classic crime show. The music was supplied by Journey.

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