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John Oates has never abandoned Hall and Oates’ classic Luncheonette: ‘The best album we ever made’

John Oates has never abandoned Hall and Oates’ classic Luncheonette: ‘The best album we ever made’

The rootsy realism of Hall and Oates’ ‘Abandoned Luncheonette,’ released on Nov. 3, 1973, is a source of inspiration for John Oates, too.

ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison: ‘It was like a dream come true’

ELO’s Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison: ‘It was like a dream come true’

Jeff Lynne, the Electric Light Orchestra frontman, had met old friend Dave Edmunds for dinner when George Harrison’s name suddenly came up.

Quadrophenia was more than the Who’s ‘other’ rock opera

Quadrophenia was more than the Who’s ‘other’ rock opera

Released on Oct. 26, 1973, ‘Quadrophenia’ has never quite escaped the shadow of ‘Tommy,’ despite the Who’s best efforts. Here’s why it should have.

Steve Hackett selects his all-time favorite Genesis album: ‘I like the worlds of ideas on it’

Steve Hackett selects his all-time favorite Genesis album: ‘I like the worlds of ideas on it’

“I kinda love all the albums,” Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett allows, before finally deciding on one released in October 1973.

Hall and Oates’ Big Bam Boom was sparked by moment of experimentation: ‘I was just fooling around with it’

Hall and Oates’ Big Bam Boom was sparked by moment of experimentation: ‘I was just fooling around with it’

John Oates accidentally found a new sound that helped shape the lead single from Hall and Oates’ ‘Big Bam Boom,’ released on October 12, 1984.

Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson: ‘You needed to be original’

Greg Lake compares this era to the one that sparked King Crimson: ‘You needed to be original’

Released on Oct. 10, 1969, King Crimson’s ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’ was like nothing that had come before – and little since.

Carl Palmer puts Emerson Lake and Palmer split in perspective: ‘Couldn’t have lasted any longer’

Carl Palmer puts Emerson Lake and Palmer split in perspective: ‘Couldn’t have lasted any longer’

‘In the Hot Seat,’ released on Sept. 27, 1994, is apparently the final LP by Emerson Lake and Palmer. Carl Palmer explains why he’s OK with that.

Boston’s Tom Scholz got it right the first time on ‘Amanda’: ‘Exactly the way I wanted it’

Boston’s Tom Scholz got it right the first time on ‘Amanda’: ‘Exactly the way I wanted it’

Tom Scholz had been mulling over the smash hit “Amanda,” which arrived this month in 1986 as part of Boston’s ‘Third Stage,’ for some six years.

Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood had a rough solo start: ‘Is this how it’s going to be?’

Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood had a rough solo start: ‘Is this how it’s going to be?’

Ronnie Wood remembers a hilarious mishap from his pre-Rolling Stones solo project ‘I’ve Got My Own Album To Do, released on Sept. 13, 1974.

Nick Mason goes inside Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here: ‘We were a bit burnt out’

Nick Mason goes inside Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here: ‘We were a bit burnt out’

Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ arrived on Sept. 12, 1975 after a lengthy, very difficult period of creative inertia, Nick Mason says.

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