Category Archives: ’70s Rock

Justin Hayward’s Days (and Nights) in White Satin

  Of all the hits that the Moody Blues have charted over the past 50+ years of existence, the one big calling card for the English band is probably “Nights in White Satin.” Atmospheric, classically orchestrated, mysterious, and featuring dreamy … Continue reading

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Gregg Rollie’s Journey Back to Santana

On the day of Prince’s death last year, television was awash in old interviews, concert clips, and videos. During a 1999 chat with Larry King on CNN, the Purple One talked specifically about three of his biggest musical influences: Stevie … Continue reading

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Paul Rodgers Still Traveling with Some Bad Company

One of the more egregious omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (now that Chicago, Yes, ELO, and Journey are in) has got to be Bad Company. Here’s an interview I did with lead singer Paul Rodgers last … Continue reading

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News flash! Immigration policy targets classic rockers!

As always, Stephan Pastis, creator of my favorite comic strip, “Pearls Before Swine” gives us a wry comment on classic rock. But does this mean that foreign governments will move to keep out Boston, Kansas, Chicago and even…America and their music … Continue reading

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John Oates Still Has a Lot on His “List” To Do

John Oates has a lot to love about his career these days. Long after their records made regular appearances on the Top 40, Hall & Oates maintain an enthusiastic fan base and sell out shows. Last year saw the release … Continue reading

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Randy Bachman is STILL Takin’ Care of Business

In his career as a co-vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for not one but two pretty successful classic rock bands (The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), Randy Bachman has sold tens of millions of records, sold out concerts, and hit the top of the … Continue reading

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Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer: Pounding Skins and Coffee Shots

There is no more quintessential “Boston” rock band than Aerosmith. Since their formation some more than 45 years ago (!) they’ve proudly stood for everything Beantown, and even have an official city historical plaque in front of their old living/rehearsal … Continue reading

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