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In the 70’s and 80’s, there was hardly a cooler band than ZZ Top. The long beards, the cheap sunglasses, the fuzzy guitars, the MTV videos, all made for legendary Rock and Roll. The trio made up of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were the epitome of ‘coolness’, consistently serving up a spicy blues version of rock and roll tunes about hot girls and hot cars. Deguello was the band’s… Read More

By the time Kansas released it’s breakthrough album, Leftoverture, in 1976, progressive rock music was hitting it’s popularity stride. Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes were blazing the trail of stylistic experimentation and exploration that came to define ‘prog rock’. Fusing together elements of jazz, folk, blues, classical and rock music, the prog rock movement utilized complex arrangements, time signature changes, song length and fantasy subject matters to captivate its listeners.  Kerry Livgren,… Read More

Boston’s spaceship guitars flew boldly onto the Rock & Roll music scene with their debut album selling almost a half million copies in just a few weeks after its release in August of 1976. In the forty-plus years since then, the album has sold over 17 million copies, a remarkable testimony to the staying power of the classic rock sound that defined the Seventies. It had to be a musical masterpiece, given… Read More