Rock Flashback

To blow a pile of money on your sweetie this Valentine's Day, hire a skywriter. (Getty Images/Gabriel Bouys/AFP)

Rock Flashback: Heart Songs For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day sent us scurrying to the reference books in search of chart singles containing the word “heart.” Here’s our special report.

02/14/2012

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Rock Flashback: George Michael And Elton John

In 1974,  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elton John[/lastfm] took “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. That summer, an 11-year-old fan heard the song and never forgot it. Eleven years later, […]

02/03/2012

Sonny Bono, '60s musical impresario and '70s TV star, was elected to Congress from California in 1994. (Getty Images/J. David Ake/AFP)

Music Flashback: The Remarkable Career Of Sonny Bono

This week in 1998, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sonny Bono[/lastfm] died in a skiing accident. He’s probably more famous today for his late-in-life careers than for what he did in the 1960s, but his accomplishments in that decade were […]

01/05/2012

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Rock Flashback: The Moody Blues’ “December”

Earlier this month, we mentioned The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jethro Tull[/lastfm] Christmas Album and how well the band’s folk-inflected style lends itself to holiday music. Find out about another holiday album that’s a perfect match for the band […]

12/24/2011

Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac (Getty Images/Scott Gries)

Rock Flashback: Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”

This week in 1979, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fleetwood Mac[/lastfm] was back. The double album Tusk and its title song were riding high on the charts — although if it had been up to the band and its […]

11/09/2011

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