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Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti reissue to include previously unreleased recordings

Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" will receive the deluxe treatment in February to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album.

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78

"Bob Marley & The Wailers - Easy Skanking in Boston '78" features a previously unreleased show captured at the Boston Music Hall on June 8, 1978.

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Elvis Presley’s first recording sells for $240,000

Elvis Presley's first recording sells for $240,000

The acetate of Elvis Presley's first recording, "My Happiness," has sold for $240,000 at an auction held at Graceland in Memphis.

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Musicians we lost in 2014

Musicians we lost in 2014

As 2014 comes to an end, we remember some of the many musicians who passed away over the last 12 months.

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“Bob Dylan and The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete” box set

Bob Dylan and The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete box set

Check out an unreleased song from the highly anticipated 6-CD box set, which brings together all of the recordings from Bob Dylan's so-called "Basement Tapes".

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New releases

New releases

Check the new and upcoming CD, Blu-ray and DVD music releases.

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“The Beatles: All These Years Volume  1: Tune In” – Review

The Beatles: All These Years Volume 1: Tune In - Review

George Smith reviews the first of Mark Lewisohn's three-volume biography of The Beatles.

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Conan O’Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Conan O'Brien interviews music historian Peter Guralnick

Watch Conan O'Brien's in-depth interview with music historian Peter Guralnick.

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Song of the week

Song of the week

Each week we showcase a classic track as Song of the Week. Check the current and past choices.

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Before they were famous – high school yearbook photos

Before they were famous - high school yearbook photos

See if you can identify these stars before they were famous.

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Merry Christmas to all readers of Classic Pop Icons. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Christmas songs, so here’s a classic selection for you to enjoy.


Bing Crosby - White Christmas
White Christmas
Bing Crosby
Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley
The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride
The Ronettes
Dean Martin - Let it Snow
Let it Snow
Dean Martin
John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War is Over)
Happy Christmas (War is Over)
John Lennon
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & David Bowie
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Bing Crosby & David Bowie
Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine
Mistletoe and Wine
Cliff Richard
Elvis Presley - Silent Night
Silent Night
Elvis Presley
Chuck Berry - Run, Rudolph Run
Run, Rudolph Run
Chuck Berry
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole
Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Little Saint Nick
The Beach Boys
The Ronettes - Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman
The Ronettes
Roy Orbison - Pretty Paper
Pretty Paper
Roy Orbison
Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Brenda Lee
Jackson 5 - Someday at Christmas
Someday at Christmas
The Jackson 5
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
Merry Christmas Everybody
Slade
Shakin' Stevens - Bing Crosby - Merry Christmas Everyone
Merry Christmas Everyone
Shakin’ Stevens
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Wizzard
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time
Wonderful Christmas Time
Paul McCartney
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frank Sinatra