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50 Years of Fairport Convention: Iconic Folk Band’s Essential Songs & Albums

Its a credit to both their credence and endurance as the primary architects responsible for the fusion of traditional British folk music with the electric jolt of rock ‘n’ roll that 50 years on from ...

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Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks: In Depth On An Inventive Musical Relationship

When rock pioneer Tom Petty died on October 2, the music world mourned a soulful troubadour, a fiercely original and melodic songwriter, and a quietly affecting frontman. A committed writer, performer, and musician to the ...

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Remembering Brent Mydland- The Former Grateful Dead Keyboardist/Vocalist’s Ten Best Songs

Brent Mydland always saw himself as the new guy on keyboards for the Grateful Dead. He held that keyboard position longer than anyone before or since, but could never rid himself of the feeling of not ...

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Melodic Rockers LiquidLight Share Track-By-Track Commentary of New LP ‘Wicked Radio’

Portland, Oregon rockers LiquidLight recently dropped their sophomore studio album Wicked Radio. It showcases an experimentation with a new sound that pushes the songwriting and vocal performances to the fore, while still acknowledging that they ...

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Roger Deakins: The Academy’s Unluckiest Visionary Genius

Cinematographer Roger Deakins is one of the best, and one of the unluckiest, men working in Hollywood today,

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James McMurtry Lays Down The Singer-Songwriter Law (INTERVIEW)

Following a week that saw the passing of one of rock music’s top songwriters in Tom Petty, it brings to mind how important words are to the songs we love. Not just a beat or ...

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Tom Petty 1950-2017: Recollections From Music Journalist At Early Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1977 Show

Tom Petty’s sudden passing is, in a word, a shock, one that deals another blow to everyone who appreciated this sturdy heartland rocker and bearer of the flame passed down from Dylan and the Byrds ...

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Tom Petty 1950-2017: Ten Career Reflections On A Great American Musical Hero

Tom Petty should go down in rock history as the music’s greatest individual role model. If that sounds like an audacious claim, just take a cursory look at how this native Floridian navigated his way ...

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I Was There When: The Who Ignited The Springfield (MA) Civic Center December 14, 1975

The setlist for this mid-December (12/14/75 to be exact) performance by the Who at the Springfield Civic Center in Massachusetts may look like a bountiful roster of hits, but it didn’t exactly come off that ...

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Tales From The Golden Road: Ha Ha Tonka Barnstorm the West Coast With Old 97’s

Plenty of people go to see bands when they come through their town, but most people don’t think about everything that it takes to get those bands to their favorite club. Being on tour for ...

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