Classic Rock

Content related to the classic rock artists and the classic rock time period.

A Classic Performance from Queen: Live Aid 1985

I've been wanting to write at least a little something about Queen for the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll really since I first started the site, but through my own editing process I felt a tribute article was best left until I had completely collected exactly what I wanted to say. Still, I thought something that might give a glimpse of why this band was/is so huge would be nice and seeing I cannot offer every track off of every album up to be listened to as proof, the best way seemed to be to include a clip from their now infamous performance at Live Aid in 1985.

Looking Back on 40 years of Sgt Pepper and His Lonely Hearts Club Band

As was mentioned on the actual day briefly, June 1st 2007 was the 40th anniversary of the Beatles legendary Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band being released. Yes, it was June 1st 1967 when this album first came out to forever change the face of rock and roll and what an album could be, and in general blow the minds of everyone who listened to it.

40th Anniversary of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Remember, today is the 40th anniversary of the Beatles infamous Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

I think I'll celebrate this day by having it on rotation for most of the day... Also keep an eye out for a little tribute to this infamous album in the next few days. As I've already got one in the works.

Update: Here's my take on the anniversary and some of the influence this album has had in the past 40 years: Looking Back on 40 years of Sgt Pepper and His Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Who Live at Woodstock 1969: My Generation

Woodstock was certainly one of the crowning moments from rock and roll, producing some of the most memorable performances in history, including this one by the Who. Not many bands are as rock and roll as the Who, and few songs better capture the rock and roll spirit than "My Generation".

I've been a fan of the Who for what seems like forever. They're intensity, power and stage presence has few rivals even today. This clip is especially great because not only is it a good example of the sheer brute force of the band on stage, but it is another memory from this classic concert as well.

Loose, Rough, Raw or Self Indulgent and Excessive: The Style of Led Zeppelin Live and the Connection to Punk Rock

Some people are just born in the wrong eras I guess. I think I'm one of these people, as I was born a few years after Led Zeppelin disbanded and was still far to young to go to the reunion tour so never got to see Led Zeppelin in their element: live on stage. The release of modern CD sets and DVDs has given those of us who were not lucky enough to see the band in concert a glimpse at what made this band huge.

The Doors the End Live

Another epic song and another epic performance, this time from another one of my all time favorite bands and playing one of my all time favorite songs as well. The song is "The End" the band, L.A. Finest: The Doors.

The Moody Blues and Nights in White Satin from 1967

I've mentioned before that certain bands have just always been part of my life. Pink Floyd, the Beatles...etc. Another group that has always been around for me is the Moody Blues and to this day they are one of my favorites.

"Nights in White Satin" is definitely one of the most recognizable songs by the Moody Blues, even if many may not remember the rest of the epic symphonic album, Days of Future Passed, that is it from.

A Second Look at Jethro Tull

As someone who's obsessed with just about everything rock and roll related, occasionally I find some time to scour the Internet for interesting artists. I find lots of new music and compile something of a mental list of bands, both new and old, to eventually look into further because either a song, an interview, a review, a video or something has intrigued me a little. So far the list is pretty long and growing enough by the day to make me wonder when I'm going to get the time to check out all this "new to me" music.

10 Underrated Songs from Throughout the Beatles Career

With a band like the Beatles, there has already been so much said that it seems almost impossible to say anything new. Their music, legacy and their continued popularity all speak for themselves so even saying anything sometimes isn't necessary.

The Eagles and Hotel California Live

Listening to any musical genre, but especially pop genres like rock 'n' roll there are those certain songs that have become absolutely anthemic, instantly recognizable and unforgettable. Maybe its a specific feel, or a particular combination of great songwriting, catchy hooks and musicality that has caused these songs to be permanently etched into our culture, or maybe its just a feel that we identify with and like.

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