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Essentials by the Eagles’ Glenn Frey: Gimme Five

Essentials by the Eagles’ Glenn Frey: Gimme Five

Most people associate Glenn Frey with the peaceful, easy country-rock songs with the Eagles. But he also had a gift for R&B and vocal arranging.

The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970): On Second Thought

The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970): On Second Thought

There’s nothing forced about 1970’s back-to-basics ‘Morrison Hotel,’ which found the Doors offering blues-battered hard rock with renewed vim and vigor.

ZZ Top – Tejas (1976): Shadows in Stereo

ZZ Top – Tejas (1976): Shadows in Stereo

ZZ Top’s underrated ‘Tejas’ is like a forgotten middle child, having had the back luck to follow not just one, but two classic albums.

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Rather than repeating the Eagles country-rock sound, Glenn Frey’s solo career reverted to his Detroit roots, blending rock, pop and soul.

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon always preferred music raw and natural, and ‘Menlove Ave’ captured him 30 years ago in a thoroughly human moment.

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Not as perfect as ‘In Rock’ and not as successful as ‘Machine Head,’ Deep Purple’s ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ is often forgotten – but it shouldn’t be.

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

Find out why George Harrison had to be convinced to sing “The Inner Light,” an unlikely b-side to the Beatles’ more commercial “Lady Madonna.”

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

Although oodles of Guess Who compilations are available, ‘Track Record: The Guess Who Collection’ is possibly the best of the bounty.

John Lennon, “I Found Out” from Plastic Ono Band (1970): One Track Mind

John Lennon, “I Found Out” from Plastic Ono Band (1970): One Track Mind

Issued on Dec. 11, 1970, ‘Plastic Ono Band’ found John Lennon confronting demons, talismans and heroes – but he never rocked harder than he does here.

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.