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Maurice White (1941-2016): Five Great Earth Wind and Fire Moments

Maurice White (1941-2016): Five Great Earth Wind and Fire Moments

Maurice White, who died today, was the mastermind behind Earth Wind and Fire’s focused, soul-lifting horns, sunburst harmonies and a thrilling propensity for shaken-up textures and rhythms.

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ introduced Julian Lennon to pot: ‘I went, What is this?’

Something very rock and roll happened to John Lennon’s son Julian Lennon during the taping of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Rock and Roll Circus’ on Dec. 11, 1968.

Meeting Ronnie Hawkins changed everything for the Band’s Rick Danko: ‘Might be a big career’

Meeting Ronnie Hawkins changed everything for the Band’s Rick Danko: ‘Might be a big career’

On the sad anniversary of his Dec. 10, 1999 passing, we remember Rick Danko’s journey toward membership in the Band.

Bill Wyman has no regrets about leaving the Rolling Stones: ‘That worked, briefly’

Bill Wyman has no regrets about leaving the Rolling Stones: ‘That worked, briefly’

The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman probably thought less about today’s anniversary – he left the group he co-founded on Dec. 9, 1992 – than most fans.

Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon: ‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you’

Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon: ‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you’

Steve Cropper discusses a session where John Lennon, who’d be murdered on Dec. 8, 1980, showed off a riff he’d saved just for Booker T. and the MGs.

How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ ‘almost got left off the album’

How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ ‘almost got left off the album’

Inspired by a Dec. 4, 1971 blaze at Montreux, “Smoke on the Water” nearly missed being included on Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head.’ Roger Glover explains.

What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

What was the Monkees’ Head actually, you know, about?: ‘This incredible, weird, psychedelic movie’

After the release of the Monkees’ ‘Head,’ Micky Dolenz says filmgoers saw a fundamental change in the way movies were made. The soundtrack – released on Dec. 1, 1968 – was historic, too.

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison’s long-ago tribute: ‘A wonderful, flattering thing’

George Harrison paid tribute to Smokey Robinson both with the Beatles and as a solo artist, including a key cut on ‘Thirty Three and 1/3’ from November 1976.

Steve Cropper sparked a key moment in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘They started dancing and clowning around’

Steve Cropper sparked a key moment in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘They started dancing and clowning around’

The Blues Brothers’ ‘Briefcase Full of Blues,’ released on Nov. 28, 1978, was all but complete when Steve Cropper made a career-changing suggestion.

Carl Palmer on the difficult decision to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

Carl Palmer on the difficult decision to join Emerson Lake and Palmer

Carl Palmer had serious doubts about Emerson Lake and Palmer, before their debut album arrived on Nov. 20, 1970.

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