It was 37 years ago today (December 4th, 1976), that Boston's self-titled debut album peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album chart, where it stayed for five weeks.
Since then, nearly every song from the album continues to receive heavy airplay on classic rock radio -- most notably the album's lead single, "More Than A Feeling," along with "Peace Of Mind," "Foreplay/Long Time," "Rock And Roll Band," "Smokin'," and "Hitch A Ride." Since its August 25th, 1976 release, Boston has sold over 17 million copies.
I'm pretty sure I had to purchase a second copy of this album back in the day because I wore the grooves out of the first!!! Still, one of the greatest classic rock albums of all time!
The man who brought the world the hit song "New York State of Mind" is returning to The Big Apple. Billy Joel announced today (12/3) he has added a show to a series of concerts planned for Madison Square Garen in 2014.
The concert series will continue once a month for as long as fans demand it!
Tickets you say?? Well, the first four shows are sold out but if you are quick you MIGHT be able to snag tix for the May 9th performance. ROAD TRIP, PEOPLE!!
Christine McVie is eyeing a return to Fleetwood Mac after 15 years away. Back in September, McVie hopped onstage with her former bandmates at London's O2 Arena for a show-closing rave-up of their 1977 Rumours classic, "Don't Stop."
In 1998, following the band's massive sold-out reunion tour, McVie quit the band, sold her L.A. home, her songwriting publishing, got divorced, and moved back to her native England to retire. Now, she's having second thoughts.
The Who's 1971 blockbuster Who's Next topped the new Rolling Stone Reader's Poll of "The 10 Greatest Who Albums." Coming in second was the band's 1973 opus about the life of a struggling mid-'60s London Mod, the epic double set, Quadrophenia, with the band's first "rock opera" -- the original 1969 version of Tommy -- snagging the third spot.
Interestingly, the band's groundbreaking 1970 concert collection, Live At Leeds came in at Number Four, with the Who's classic 1971 singles compilation covering 1965 through 1970, Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy coming in at Number Eight, while not one of the band's final three albums -- 1981's Face Dances, 1982's It's Hard, and 2006's Endless Wire -- appearing on the list. Also missing is the band's beloved 1974 rarities collection, Odds & Sods.
The Rolling Stone Reader's Poll of "The 10 Greatest Who Albums":
1. Who's Next (1971)
2. Quadrophenia (1973)
3. Tommy (1969)
4. Live At Leeds (1970)
5. The Who Sell Out (1967)
6. A Quick One (1966)
7. The Who By Numbers (1975)
8. Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy (1971)
9. The Who Sings 'My Generation' (1965)
10. Who Are You (1978)
What would be your pick? I think mine came in at number 7 on this list - 1975's The Who By Numbers featuring this great track!
I have been a ZZ Top fan ever since I heard "La Grange." After a BIG show at Bonnaroo this past June, that little ole band from Texas is back to turn it up to 11 at the Ryman Auditoium tonight! Here's a taste of what you'll hear in the Mother Church of Country Music...