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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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Genesis’ Path to Success: The Inside Story

Before he became Atlantic Records’ President, Jerry Greenberg said: “I never heard one note of their music. But just from what I read in the English papers about them, I thought: ‘I’ve gotta have this group.’”

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Top-Selling Albums of 1980: Look Back

Many all-time greats were among the year’s biggest sellers, including two classic rock LPs that are among the biggest sellers of all time

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The Zombies’ Unusual Path of Their ‘Odessey & Oracle’ LP

Our interview with the band’s Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, and musician Al Kooper, who knew a hit when he heard one in “Time of the Season”

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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

“And the winner is…” often leads to a lot of head shaking. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1975-1979

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category

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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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The 5 Album of the Year Grammys From 1970-1974

Back in rock music’s recorded heyday, you used to have a keen interest in which 5 albums received nominations for this big category. One of these albums is unlike the others

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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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