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On the Menu: Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast in America’

The band had enjoyed steady growth with their first 5 albums. That all changed in 1979 with this blockbuster release which became one of the year’s top sellers

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Queen’s Homage to Space Exploration: ’39’

The band’s guitarist, Brian May, can do many things well, one of which is to write songs. This one, about time travel, presaged his PhD in astrophysics

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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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REO Speedwagon Rolls With the Changes

Talk about perseverance! It took seven studio albums before the midwestern band achieved real success. Two years later, they were at the top of the music world

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Page, Miller, Felder Humbled at Met Museum ‘Play it Loud’ Exhibit

The three guitar icons attended NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll” exhibition and were deeply moved

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10 Big Rock Acts Without a U.S. Top 10 Single

Back when Top 40 radio played rock hits, most legendary acts achieved chart success. For some reason, Hendrix, ELP, AC/DC, Tull and more never had a pop hit. See who else and what their biggest hits were

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11 Surprising 1970s Radio Hits (Part 2)

It’s amazing that these songs – many by huge stars – were not only played on Top 40 radio… they became smash hits. Their stories…

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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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10 Grammy Album of the Year Hits & Misses

Why “And the winner is…” often leads to #SMH. We’ve identified some that were well-deserved and others that didn’t make sense

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1975: Rolling Stones Perform on NYC’s Fifth Avenue

To promote their 1975 Made in the Shade tour, the band pulled off a stunt for the ages, playing live on a flatbed truck. Those were the days…

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