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Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

They’re objects of music chart intrigue: those left field hits, songs that aren’t really typical of the bands who recorded them and become hits, anyway.

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Eric Clapton, born on March 30, 1945, apparently lost all interest in the guitar after having struggled mightily with a cheap, steel-stringed 13th birthday gift. Luckily for us, he picked the instrument up again a couple of years later, beginning a journey that would make him the only thrice inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Gimme Five: Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014)

Gimme Five: Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014)

The What-ing What Project? Never, perhaps, has a figure in rock music been simultaneously so famous and so … anonymous.

Before Bitches Brew: Five really great early fusion albums

Before Bitches Brew: Five really great early fusion albums

Some twenty-five years ago when compact discs began to overtake vinyl as the music media of choice, I joined one of those mail-order record clubs as a way to quickly build up a foundation for my fledgling CD collection.

Gimme Five: Doobie Brothers Songs with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

Gimme Five: Doobie Brothers Songs with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

Most fans of the Doobie Brothers seem to have allegiances to particular periods in the band’s 45-year history — with the most common divide being Tom Johnston vs. Michael McDonald.

Gimme Five: Post-Yes Songs By Billy Sherwood

Gimme Five: Post-Yes Songs By Billy Sherwood

With the recent news that Billy Sherwood is returning to do some studio work on the new Yes album, fans may be wondering just what the ex-1990s-era collaborator has been up to lately. Here’s a primer

Gimme Five: Andy Summers on songs with the Police, Animals, Neil Sedaka and Robert Fripp

Gimme Five: Andy Summers on songs with the Police, Animals, Neil Sedaka and Robert Fripp

Andy Summers’ echoing, textural approach to the guitar is forever linked with the Police, but he’d been an established figure in music for more than a decade before rising to stardom with that sound alongside Stewart Copeland and Sting.

Gimme Five: Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White, Joey Molland on George Harrison

Gimme Five: Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White, Joey Molland on George Harrison

We’re celebrating the late George Harrison’s birthday by revisiting some signature moments with collaborators from his earliest days of post-Beatles music making.

Gimme Five: Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan

Gimme Five: Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan

The title is a misnomer, of course. Bob Dylan has been releasing lost treasures for so long now — his Bootleg Series, which dates back to 1991, is up to Volume 10 — that you can find official versions with ease these days.

Gimme Five: Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon

Gimme Five: Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon

Turns out, John Lennon was just as mercurially intriguing to those who shared studio time with the late Beatles star as he was to those who simply purchased the music.