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November 11, 2016

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series about Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

Let's get another "elephant" out of the way as we start the last part of this opus, er, thing. It's called…

JOURNEY

And it's a big elephant. If they don't make it, I'll be sh...

November 9, 2016

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series about Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

Part two of our three-part saga into this year's nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame begins with…

STEPPENWOLF

Every town has a top-notch bar band. Knows all the licks,...

November 7, 2016

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series about Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees.

For a number of years, I wrote a music blog for my local paper, and did an annual three-part article on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees. Well, after a couple of years,...

September 15, 2016

Poco had always been a popular touring band, and in the mid 90's started touring again, something they've continued on a limited schedule to this day. As a bet of irony, in 1977, Timothy B. Schmidt left the band for The Eagles.....replacing Randy Meisner, the guy he re...

September 14, 2016

Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series about “Americana” music, a hybrid rock sound that gave birth to the country rock format. (Catch up with Part 2 now.) Here’s rock historian Doug Morgan.

The other big country-rock outfit was Poco, formed after the me...

September 13, 2016

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series about “Americana” music, a hybrid rock sound that gave birth to the country rock format. (Catch up with Part 1 now.) Here’s rock historian Doug Morgan.

The Flying Burrito Brothers were formed out of what was basica...

September 12, 2016

Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series about the early days of America’s country rock sound. Here’s rock historian Doug Morgan.

There is a musical genre you may be familiar with called "Americana," a form of music made up of equal parts–OK, maybe not so...

April 4, 2016

WLS program director Clark Weber didn't play "Gloria" because of the lyrics, but in the Spring of 1965, during a casual conversation with Bill Traut, mentioned that if someone would record a "clean" version of the song, it "could sell a mil...

December 21, 2015

Skip was subjected to a torrent of abuse, all because of that hair. That “Are you a boy or are you a girl?” stuff immortalized in “Turn the Page” was still common back in those days.

November 23, 2015

We're going to try this quiz thing again. No video this time, just a simple show of hands. Ready? How many people think Fleetwood Mac's first album was their 1976 self-titled one, you know, the one with "Rhiannon" on it?
  

[Updated: Edited to correct the name of t...

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