Tag Archives: classic rock

“Tommy” (The Who): full album.

“Tommy” was one of the first “concept albums” I ever owned, back in the 1970s.  (The album was released in 1969).   “Tommy” may be The Who’s most ambitious project ever, and all the songs tell a story, so they … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Livin’ On a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

I’m a Jersey girl myself, so Jersey boys Bon Jovi bring back great memories of carefree summer days spent “down the shore.”   This popular 1986 hit about a young blue collar couple facing hard times is my favorite Bon … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Won’t Get Fooled again (The Who)

In my opinion, the best rock and roll song of all time. That’s all.

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Monday Melody #2: Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)

While watching the video for this week’s Monday Melody, “All the Young Dudes,” Youtube directed me to this song (which in some ways is very similar, at least in sound). I played it of course, and couldn’t get it out … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: All The Young Dudes (David Bowie/Mott the Hoople)

The late David Bowie, who died early this year, was a musical visionary, way ahead of his time musically.  “All The Young Dudes” was recorded by Mott the Hoople and released in 1973 and became a radio hit that year. … Continue reading

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Livin’ in the ’80s: “Livin’ on a Prayer” (Bon Jovi)

I can’t believe this song is closing in on three decades now. It was released in 1986. There’s a reason why “Livin’ On A Prayer” is remembered fondly by so many after so much time has passed. Jon Bon Jovi … Continue reading

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