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Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
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Watch Jimmy Fallon and the Muppets Sing ‘The Weight’

Ever since Bette Midler sang 'One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)' to Johnny Carson' in 1992, it's become a tradition for a concluding late-night television show to be sent off with a musical bang. Last night (Feb. 7), Jimmy Fallon said goodbye to 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' in his own way, singing the Band's 'The Weight' with some help from the Muppets.

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Dukes of September to Release Concert Video

On March 18, the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue, a supergroup consisting of Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs and five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald, will put out a Blu-ray/DVD of a concert recorded in Nov. 2012. A clip of 'Kid Charlemagne' is embedded above.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Arrive In America

When the Beatles left London's Heathrow Airport on the morning on Feb. 7, 1964 -- sent off by a swarm of well-wishing fans -- they didn't know what to expect. Even though they had a No. 1 hit with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' they'd heard enough stories about other British musicians who failed to connect in America to question whether or not their success in England would translate on the other side of the Atlantic.

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55 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash

Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy. On Feb. 3, 1959, three of the biggest stars of the day — Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, known as the Big Bopper — were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Elton John to Release Deluxe Edition of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John will be the latest rock legend to take the Deluxe Edition plunge that's all the rage these days. His landmark 1973 double LP 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is going to be reissued in a variety of formats with some bonus material.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform Beatles Songs At Tribute

On Feb. 9, CBS will air 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles' to commemorate -- to the hour -- the 50th anniversary of their debut appearance on the 'Ed Sullivan Show.' Last night (Jan. 27), the program was taped in Los Angeles, with the two surviving members of the group playing together to mark the occasion.

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Sting Won’t ‘Impersonate’ Art Garfunkel on Tour With Paul Simon

Sting and Paul Simon will begin their co-headlining tour next month, and even though the logistics have been worked out, there's still a major question to be resolved. The stars haven't figured out yet which songs they'll perform together.

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Bruce Springsteen Mocks Chris Christie on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

As if being embroiled in a potentially career-damaging political scandal isn't bad enough, New Jersey governor Chris Christie has something new to bother him. Last night, he was mocked by his hero Bruce Springsteen on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.'

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