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Classic Rock was born in 1965, with the release of The Beatles' Rubber Soul and Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home. It experienced its' peak over the next ten years before experiencing an inevitable decline, and eventually petering out by around 1975 or so. That makes Classic Rock – the art form, not the individual artists – between thirty-five and forty-five years old; prime time for a mid-life crisis. If you take a good look around, the signs of...

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It doesn't happen often in this day and age where undue focus is placed on “the great musical/audiological novelty,” but there was once a time when the simple craft and care put into a collection of songs was enough to get an album over with listeners. That nature of great songwriting being enough of a hook to win fans was what made performers like Paul Simon and Neil Young superstars in the Seventies, and their songbooks have gone on to...

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