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Rock Flashback: A Week in the Life of the Beatles

As British Beatlemania exploded in the fall of 1963, there was little time for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Beatles[/lastfm] to savor it. As November began, they embarked on an autumn tour of Britain, which had them playing […]

11/07/2011

Rock Flashback: Robert Palmer

Few artists in rock history reinvented themselves as completely as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robert Palmer[/lastfm] did between the mid-’70s and the mid-’80s.

09/28/2011

Rock Flashback: Red, White, Blue, and Purple

There are people who will tell you that 1984 was one of the best music years of all time. They just might be right. This week in 1984, we witnessed a harmonic convergence of two […]

07/08/2011

Rock Flashback: Elvis Presley and “Hound Dog”

It was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s more awkward moments, but it was followed by one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most glorious days. Both involve rock’s most famous singer and what is arguably his most […]

07/02/2011

Rock Flashback: Fathers And Their Famous Musician Sons

On this Father’s Day weekend, let’s keep it simple, with some of our favorite artists and who their fathers were.

06/18/2011

Rock Flashback: Bob Dylan’s “Girl From The North Country”

Today is [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]‘s 70th birthday. At an age, and with a bankroll, that would permit him to hole up on an island to be served grapes by scantily-clad female devotees, Dylan continues to […]

05/24/2011

Rock Flashback: Phoebe Snow

By now you probably know that singer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Phoebe Snow[/lastfm] died last month at age 60. She’s best known for the 1975 hit single “Poetry Man,” although in the wake of her death, many more […]

05/20/2011

Rock Flashback: “Ebony and Ivory”

This week in 1982, “Ebony and Ivory” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm] hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It would stay there for seven weeks, tying [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joan Jett[/lastfm]‘s “I Love […]

05/17/2011

Rock Flashback: The Incredible String Band

Who can forget the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Incredible String Band[/lastfm] and their famous performance at Woodstock? Everyone, apparently. Their performance does not appear on any of the Woodstock albums and they’re not in the movie, either. But […]

05/11/2011

Rock Flashback: The Beach Boys’ Mike Love

Today, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mike Love[/lastfm] of the Beach Boys turns 70. Love is the only member of the band who’s been part of it from its beginnings to the present day, although it hasn’t always been […]

03/15/2011

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