Classic Rock

Top 10 Songs by The Animals

The Animals, part of the “British Invasion” alongside The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who, owned a distinctive sound that defined and became influential throughout the rest of the 1960’s. The band’s frontman Eric Burdon celebrates 83 today

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Bob Seger turns 79 today

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Seger enjoyed a string of commercial successes, propelled by hit songs like “Night Moves,” “Against the Wind,” and “Old Time Rock and Roll”

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On this day in 1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert takes place in a crowded Wembley Stadium, featuring an all star line up

In 1992, a few months after Freddie Mercury’s untimely death caused by AIDS, Queen and a group of legendary artists and musicians including David Bowie, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John, George Michael, Roger Daltrey, Tony Iommi and Robert Plant among many others, gathered to pay tribute to the Queen legend in order to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity organization

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The best 20 Elton John songs

Controversial, talented and a world class entertainer, Elton John turns 77 years old, to celebrate it, look back at 20 of his very best songs, from his 70’s classics, to the shift into 80’s modern pop beats and throughout his return during the 1990’s and 21st century to the classic formula that first made him famous

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Heart singer and guitarist Nancy Wilson turns 70 today

Together with her sister Ann, they became the first women to front a Hard Rock band. With Heart, Nancy Wilson scored several hits that are now regarded as Rock classics such as “Barracuda”, “Crazy on You”, “Alone”, “These Dreams” and “What About Love” among others. She turns 70 today

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey turns 80

One of the most legendary and iconic Rock singer and frontmen ever, Roger Daltrey influenced and continues to influence generations of singers, with his unique vocals and charismatic stage presence

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career on his 81st birthday

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The Doors’ Solid Rock of “Morrison Hotel”

On February 9, 1970, The Doors redefine and reinvent themselves with a solid Rock album that was a drastic departure from their previous (and failed) attempt at making orchestral music. We look back at this timeless Rock classic that even inspired the name of a famous restaurant chain

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15 Quotes By Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin only lived for 27 years, but those years were as intense as it gets. She loved to sing, she loved to live and she loved to see people having fun. She also gave many society outcasts a voice not just through her singing but also her own personal words. We’ve assembled 15 quotes by one of Rock’s most ferocious voices ever

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The Beach Boys: Holland

Fifty years ago on January 8th, The Beach Boys released their Holland LP. Their fourth album since leaving Capitol Records in 1970, it was also the third in a series of albums that had sought to move them away from the sun and surf image that had dogged them since the sixties and to reposition them as a serious, progressive music band.

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The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger turns 78 today

Like every other member of The Doors, Robby Krieger had an important key role on developing the band’s unique sound. He wrote some of the band’s greatest hits such as “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Touch Me” and “Love Her Madly”, today he turns 78

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On this day in 1967 one of the most legendary Christmas parties for Rock fans took place in London

On December 22nd, 1967, Christmas On Earth Continued featured an All Star line up that shockingly didn’t had the expected attendance, with names such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd among other very strong names, a future huge Rock Star and perhaps the world’s most legendary Rock DJ ever. Check our article to see how much you’d had to pay to attend this amazing Christmas party

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Remembering the Beach Boy Carl Wilson on his 77th anniversary

Together with his brothers Brian and Dennis, Carl Wilson made the Beach Boys one of the most successful Rock bands of all time, he wrote and sung lead vocals on many of the band’s hits including “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows”, we look back briefly at his productive and influential career

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The Legendary Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940

Frank Zappa is one of the most influential musicians of all time with one of the most diverse and vast bodies of work, with a career that spanned for over 30 years, he was one of the 1960’s most revolutionary artists. He lived a life dedicated to music, arts and performing. Today would had been his 83rd anniversary, we recap his life and career

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Influential Rock drummer Carmine Appice turns 77 today

Carmine Appice came to prominence during the 1960’s as part of the Psychedelic Rock band Vanilla Fudge, but his career after that has been one of the most diverse and influential in Rock music, being credited as one of the main pioneers and developers of the Heavy Metal and Hard Rock drumming technique. Appice was born 77 years ago today, we briefly recap his career.

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Jim Morrison: The Eternal Rock Poet

Together with The Doors he made some of the best and most timeless music in Rock, he lived fast, only 27 years, believing the “road to excess” would lead to the “palace of wisdom”. We look back at his influential life and career

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Dennis Wilson, the freedom lover Beach Boy was born on this day in 1944

Dennis Wilson co-founded the Beach Boys with his brothers Carl and Brian as a drummer, but despite the band’s image and name he was the only real surfer on it. Dennis was a freedom lover and a bohemian, he crossed paths with Charles Manson and The Manson Family and recorded a cult masterpiece in 1977 “Pacific Ocean Blue”. Dennis was born on this day in 1944

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George Harrison: The Quiet Beatle

George Harrison’s life was cut short, but his influence in music can still be heard today, together with John Lennon, Harrison was the most daring of the four Beatles on what concerned experimenting with music. We look back at his life and career 22 years after his passing in 2001

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Vince Treanor: The Man Behind The Doors

Vince Treanor, the Road Manager of the legendary band The Doors, played an important role throughout the band’s career from 1967 to 1972. He stood directly behind the band on stage, built custom equipment, and was in charge of how audiences heard The Doors live. In this exclusive interview, Vince lifts a fraction of the veil on his upcoming memoir “Behind the Doors,” one of the year’s most revealing books in which he writes down what no other man could within The Doors.

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The Doors sign with Elektra Records in 1966

The Doors are now one of the biggest Rock bands of all time, they also have some of Rock’s most enduring music that includes classics such as “Light My Fire”, “People Are Strange” or “Riders On The Storm”, however they struggled to find a label that considered them worth of being signed to

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Why was the amazing “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” only released 28 years later after it was filmed

One of Rock’s finest moments, the TV special “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” was projected by The Rolling Stones to be a blend of Rock music and Circus acts and as a promotion for their album “Beggars Banquet”, featuring a parade of Rock stars such as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Who and Eric Clapton among others. However the band shelved the film until 1996…find out why

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The Amazing Career Of P.P Arnold 

She is best known for her 1967 hit “First Cut Is The Deepest” but she’s far from being one hit wonder, P.P Arnold turns 77 today and for over 50 years she has been writing music history. Find out why

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Remembring “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis on his birthday

He was the prototypical Rock Star. Long before the late 60’s and 70’s era of rock stardom excess, Jerry Lee Lewis already was living the wild Rock Star life in the 1950’s. His bad wild boy reputation as well as his non conventional stage antics that included wild and energetic performances and instrument smash before Rockers did it, earned him the nickname “The Killer”. 

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The Life And Career Of The Boss 

Bruce Springsteen turns 74 today He is known as The Boss and has been an enduring Rock music force over the last 40 years. A political and social voice and folk poet, Bruce Springsteen has come a long way since the release of his first record in 1973. We look back at his life and career

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The Time The Beatles Went Baroque

The Beatles’ Revolver remains one of the most audacious and sonically diverse collections of music ever to be laid to tape. Following the similarly groundbreaking Rubber Soul released the year prior, Revolver saw the world’s greatest pop band making a brazen statement of musical intent.

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Remembering David Crosby on his birthday

It seems that David Crosby did it all throughout his life, he was one of the last standing men from the 1960’s Rock and Psychedelic music generation who still released new music and toured but in recent years shortly before he passed in early 2023. Look back briefly at his life and career.

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80 Licks: Mick Jagger Birthday Special

The life of Mick Jagger blends with the birth of Modern Rock. Jim Morrison of The Doors once called him “A Prince Among Men”, and, he remains to this day perhaps the most influential Rocker of all time. We’ve compiled some of Mick Jagger’s and the Rolling Stones highlights of their career on this special to celebrate his birthday, also we included a Rolling Stones lyric quiz.

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The Life and Career Of Nico

From Berlin to Chelsea Hotel, model, actress, singer, Warhol Superstar, Rock Star lover were just some of the roles Nico lived during her short but intense life. She is best remembered as one of The Velvet Underground’s vocalists on their debut album “The Velvet Underground & Nico” but Nico’s stunning songs and solo career left an undeniable influence on modern music. We look back at her life and career 35 years after her untimely passing

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The Byrds Top 10 Songs

As a member and lead vocalist of the Los Angeles band The Byrds, Roger McGuinn, celebrating 80 today, scored several hit songs between 1965 and 1970. Look back at the influential California band Top 10 songs

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The Kinks’ Ray Davies turns 79

With The Kinks, Ray Davies sung and played on some of the most memorable songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The band, “outsiders” on the British Invasion music scene, influenced important music movements such as Punk Rock and Britpop and remain relevant ever since their hit “You Really Got Me” played for the first time. Ray Davies turns 79 today

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The Paul McCartney Top 25 Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney’s songwriting partnership with John Lennon while in The Beatles during the 1960’s, it’s the most famous in Pop and Rock music history. Celebrate Paul McCartney’s 81st birthday, with the Top 25 Beatles songs featuring him on lead vocals

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The Paul McCartney Top 15 Songs

Paul McCartney is one of the very few people on the planet that barely needs any introduction. The former Beatle turns 81 today and we celebrate it with his Top 15 best non-Beatles related songs

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Top 10 Creedence Clearwater Revival Songs

Creedence Clearwater Revival was first formed in 1959 by lead singer and guitarist John Fogerty with his high school friends Stu, Doug and his brother Tom and during the late 1960’s became one of the biggest Rock bands in the world. John Fogerty turns 78, check 10 of their best songs

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The Queen Of Rock, Tina Turner 1939-2023

Tina Turner has left. A voice and figure that crossed through several generations in a planetary scale, an example of strength, talent and perseverance, irreplaceable and unique. The sad news arrived on May 24th, 2023. The Queen of Rock left and she leaves behind a valuable and influential body of work, a place that can’t ever be filled by anyone else, anywhere in the world.

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Celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan 82nd anniversary with his Top 20 songs

Bob Dylan is one of the most important and respected musicians, songwriters and poets of all time, a “voice of a generation” with countless songs that influenced generations of bands and artists including The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Today, he turns 82 and we’ve put together what we consider to be his Top 20 songs by order of influence and popularity.

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In praise of Del Shannon

A driving guitar. An other-worldly keyboard solo. A powerful, ballsy voice, breaking into a piercing falsetto. An eternal, lost love lyric. “Runaway” It’s one of the most recognisable rock ‘n’ roll songs on the planet, a golden oldie that no golden oldie show could ever be complete without. Emerging three years ahead of the British Invasion, Del Shannon has been (unfairly) miscast by history as a fifties throwback.

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David Crosby 1941-2023 

It seems that David Crosby did it all throughout his life, he was one of the last standing men from the 1960’s Rock and Psychedelic music generation who still released new music and toured but in recent years, news about his health condition weren’t favorable. He passed at age 81 on January 19th, 2023. Look back briefly at his life and career.

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Remembering the rock legend Jeff Beck 1944-2023

2023 begins with a sad note as the legendary Jeff Beck passes at age 78. Beck, who rose to stardom during the 1960’s as both a solo artist and a member of The Yardbirds, became a guitar legend during the early stage of his acclaimed and awarded career

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Goodbye to Christine McVie 

One of the most acclaimed and influential performers and songwriters over the last 50 years, the Fleetwood Mac legend leaves us with a rich body of work including songs such as “Everywhere”, “Little Lies” and “Don’t Stop”

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Behind The Doors. The Story Of A Legendary Band’s Road Manager

Behind The Doors. The Story Of A Legendary Band’s Road Manager it’s The Doors Road Manager Vince Treanor’s long-awaited book. In this book, Vince debunks the band’s common myths from his unique perspective as a man who spent 5 years on stage with The Doors and was responsible for how the band sounded live.

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“The Who Onstage 1969-1971” by Stewart Hellman: an exclusive trip back to The Who’s most ferocious live period

Through hundreds of photos, Stewart takes you back with him on a personal journey, one where he traveled to attend and photograph The Who shows in the first person, between 1969 and 1971. The books is a valuable personal archive containing hundreds of photographs of some of the legendary band’s iconic American performances, as well as the author and photographer’s personal notes

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Alec John Such 1951-2022 – Remembering the Bon Jovi co-founder and bassist who passed away today at age 70

The co-founder and former bassist of Bon Jovi was responsible for booking Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones before joining the band himself as a bassist back in 1982. From 1982 to 1994, Alec John Such achieved global fame and scored with the band some of their most memorable songs including “Livin’On A Prayer”, “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “Bad Medicine”, “I’ll Be There For You”, “Bed of Roses” “Runaway” and “Always”

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Top 10 songs of the unique Stevie Nicks

The legendary “White Witch” of Rock turns 73 today. Being as part of Fleetwood Mac or as a solo artist, Stevie Nicks, with her distinctive vocals, charisma, and charm, have been gracing the music world over the last 40 years. We celebrate the “gold dust woman’s” birthday with her Top 10 songs

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The charismatic Kansas violinist Robby Steinhardt dies at age 71

Robby Steinhardt, violinist and co-lead vocalist of the rock legends Kansas, died Saturday, July 17th. Steinhardt was often referred to as the most charismatic member of Kansas, and though he has departed from the band several times, his role on developing the band’s original signature sound as well as his interaction with the audience is widely recognized. We look back briefly at his life and career

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Guitarist Ed King dies at age 68

Ed King was a former member of the 1960’s Psychedelic Rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and later from Lynyrd Skynyrd, scoring several hits with the both bands, including the 1967 Psychedelic Rock “Incense and Peppermints” and 1974 “Sweet Home Alabama” both co-written by him

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