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Classic Music Review: Long After Dark by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Funny. I never cared much for Tom Petty until I left the U. S. A.

In response to the excessive experimentation of the Psychedelic Era, American rock did a 180 and went back to more traditional forms. 2,912 more words

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - American Girl (1976)

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I read recently that Led Zeppelin are facing a jury trial this month over a copyright infringement. The question is whether they stole the opening chords for their 1971 song ‘Stairway to Heaven’ from the 1968 instrumental ‘Taurus’ by the band Spirit. 81 more words

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Classic Rock Almanac May 16, 2016

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Today’s Question: Fifty years ago today (May 16th, 1966), Bob Dylan released his landmark double-album Blonde on Blonde.

Blonde on Blonde was ranked number-nine on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2012 listing of the Top 500 albums of all time. 572 more words

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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Kiss My Amps Live Vol. 2 (RSD 2016)

After having the worst Record Store Day (RSD) ever last year, where I missed out on getting the most stuff on my list than ever before, I decided to head over to my store earlier than I ever have. 472 more words

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Mudcrutch - Trailer 7" (RSD 2016)

After having the worst Record Store Day (RSD) ever last year, where I missed out on getting the most stuff on my list than ever before, I decided to head over to my store earlier than I ever have. 488 more words

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Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch Debut New Song ‘Beautiful World’

By Jonathan Hailey

Before Tom Petty, guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the three musicians played in a little band called Mudcrutch. 131 more words

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Dave Stewart on Dying Twice and Working with Music’s Superstars

By Brian Ives

“I listen to a lot of music by much younger artists, and then I go back to my classic albums, have a vodka martini, sit and play some… 5,402 more words

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