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The folkiest moment on Queen’s Night at the Opera was still a trip

The folkiest moment on Queen’s Night at the Opera was still a trip

Released this month in 1975, Queen’s ‘A Night at the Opera’ boasted a stunning musical promiscuity. They even found a way to take folk rock to outer space.

Grand Funk Railroad – E Pluribus Funk (1971): Forgotten Series

Grand Funk Railroad – E Pluribus Funk (1971): Forgotten Series

Grand Funk Railroad were at the top of their game at this point, and yet ‘E Pluribus Funk’ goes largely unnoticed today.

The Beatles’ Love was a worthy concept not taken far enough

The Beatles’ Love was a worthy concept not taken far enough

The Beatles’ Love, released this month in 2006, was at its best when George Martin got outside of convention – but that didn’t happen nearly enough.

Badfinger’s ‘No Matter What’ didn’t always have that crazy-cool solo

Badfinger’s ‘No Matter What’ didn’t always have that crazy-cool solo

Badfinger’s Joey Molland talks to us about a moment of inspiration on “No Matter What,” which arrived as part of ‘No Dice’ this month in 1970.

1974: The Promotion Man – New York City, by Dave Morrell (2015): Books

1974: The Promotion Man – New York City, by Dave Morrell (2015): Books

Dave Morrell paints a vivid picture of the 1970s music business, punctuated by memorable hangs with musical idols like John Lennon and Ron Wood.

John Lennon, “Out the Blue” from Mind Games (1973): One Track Mind

John Lennon, “Out the Blue” from Mind Games (1973): One Track Mind

Released on Nov. 2, 1973, ‘Mind Games’ opened the door for John Lennon’s Lost Weekend. One song hinted at the sweet reconciliation to come.

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.

Tom Petty’s superlative Wildflowers pointed toward a more mature path

Tom Petty’s superlative Wildflowers pointed toward a more mature path

Tom Petty’s complex and satisfying ‘Wildflowers,’ released on Nov. 1, 1994, is a place we still like to go from time to time.

Gone With the Wind: The Remarkable Rise and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd (2015)

Gone With the Wind: The Remarkable Rise and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd (2015)

Comprehensive and unflinching, ‘Gone With the Wind’ traces Lynyrd Skynyrd’s rise to success, their tragic end, and their controversial reunion.

Buffalo Springfield, “Mr. Soul” from Buffalo Springfield Again (1967): One Track Mind

Buffalo Springfield, “Mr. Soul” from Buffalo Springfield Again (1967): One Track Mind

Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul,” released Oct. 30, 1967 on ‘Again,’ hints at the complex, sometimes confusing solo career to come for Neil Young.