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    Beatles’ Acid Test: How LSD Opened the Door to ‘Revolver’

    Beatles’ Acid Test: How LSD Opened the Door to ‘Revolver’

    Psychedelic drug inspired their masterpiece – but also opened wounds that never healed The story of Revolver began in a night of hell and illumination. “We’ve had LSD,” John Lennon told George Harrison. It was spring…

    The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney

    The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney

    He’s as famous and accomplished as a man can be. He could just stay home, relax, and count his money. But Paul McCartney is as driven as ever. Which is…

    How Led Zeppelin Came to Be

    How Led Zeppelin Came to Be

    On September 7th, 1968, Led Zeppelin played their first live show ever in, of all places, a converted gym in Gladsaxe, Denmark. They weren’t yet billed under their soon-to-be world-famous name but…

    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…

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