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Muhammad Ali: Greatest Showman of a Generation

During his peak years, the Champ was as big a rock star as any of ’em. If you are of a certain age, you already knew that

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Best Classic Bands: It’s Burton Cummings’ Fault

The idea for Best Classic Bands started with an innocent Facebook post that resulted in a missed concert and a vow to do something about it

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up the Garden: 2018 Review

The rejuventated musician returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 4 decades, offering hit after hit and plenty of new memories

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Foreigner’s Debut Album: The Inside Story

How the band was signed to Atlantic Records, as told by its members and label president, Jerry Greenberg. And the unique clause in the contract…

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McCartney, Queen, The Who Headline 1979 London Benefit Concerts

Over the course of 4 nights during the Christmas holiday, a Who’s Who of British rock stars performed to raise money for war-torn Cambodia

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 3)

Our series includes a classic rock favorite that features yodeling, a novelty song, a foreign language hit, a classical music composition and one from a real-life porn star

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Cheap Trick’s Rise: The Inside Story

The Epic Records executive, who signed the band and produced 3 of their albums, talks about their early days and quest for a pop hit. It eventually arrived courtesy of Japan

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11 Private Concerts by Top Recording Artists

It’s one of the hush hush topics amongst music stars: performances by major stars at private events, often by billionaires throwing parties for themselves

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The Wit and Wisdom of Graham Parker

The British songwriter tells about acting in a Judd Apatow film, how he builds a setlist and his real life This is Spinal Tap moment with one of its stars

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Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’: Take it Easy, Baby

Though the second single from the Heartbreakers’ 1976 self-titled debut failed to chart on Top 40, its story about the girl alone on the balcony overlooking US Route 441 resonates with his fans

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