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    Allman Brothers Band’s Legendary 1971 Fillmore East Run: An Oral History

    Allman Brothers Band’s Legendary 1971 Fillmore East Run: An Oral History

    Forty-five years ago, on March 11th, 1971, the Allman Brothers Band took the stage at Bill Graham’s vaunted Fillmore East Theater in New York for the first of a series of shows…

    The Beatles: 1967–1970

    The Beatles: 1967–1970

    Even if you’re a newcomer to The Beatles’ legacy, it’s hard to imagine a time when Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Bandwasn’t part of the popular culture lexicon. But even…

    David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

    David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

    Fully settled in Berlin, with a work system established and in a far better place, physically and emotionally, than he’d been in years, David Bowie completed the second LP in his Berlin…

    10 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

    10 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

    For close to a half century, prog has been the breeding ground for rock’s most out-there, outsized and outlandish ideas: Thick-as-a-brick concept albums, an early embrace of synthesizers, overly complicated time…

    Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

    Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

    \Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67. Becker’s official site announced the death; no cause of…

    The Persistence of Prog Rock

    The Persistence of Prog Rock

    In April, 1971, Rolling Stone reviewed the début album by a band with a name better suited to a law firm: Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The reviewer liked what he heard, although…

    Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

    Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

    When Roger Waters left Pink Floyd after 1983’s The Final Cut, the remaining members had good reason to assume the band was truly, as Waters’ proclaimed, “a spent force.” After…

    The Power of Two

    The Power of Two

    In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time, on the…

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