The Daily Cut: Grateful Dead "Playing in the Band""Playing in the Band" is a Grateful Dead classic that the band and two of its individual members all released versions of in under two years.
The Daily Cut: The Rolling Stones "19th Nervous Breakdown"Mick Jagger said that "19th Nervous Breakdown" was written at a transitional moment in popular music history, and that its subject matter is really a product of those times.
The Daily Cut: The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations"Brian Wilson, who composed and produced the music, tells what what you should listen for when you hear it and what it was like putting it together in the studio.
The Daily Cut: Heart "Magic Man"Who was the real magic man? In a 1980s interview Ann Wilson explained who it wasn't...before revealing who it was.
The Daily Cut: The Animals "Monterey"Eric Burdon describes the Monterey Pop Festival, which inspired their Top 15 hit "Monterey."
The Daily Cut: Kansas "People of the South Wind"Former Kansas lead singer and organist Steve Walsh explains why the Kerry Livren composition "People of the South Wind" represented a move back to the roots for Kansas when it came out in 1979.
The Daily Cut: The Pretenders "Back on the Chain Gang"With two of the original four members of The Pretenders gone from the band in a flash, Chrissie Hynde says recording "Back on the Chain Gang" was an existential decision for her.
The Daily Cut: Heart "Even It Up"Nancy Wilson said that she, her sister Ann and their songwriting partner Sue Ennis used to head for the beach when they were working on new material for Heart.
The Daily Cut: Deep Purple "Hush"Late organist Jon Lord recalled the band's version of a little known song by American artist Billy Joe Royal, "Hush."
The Daily Cut: Bruce Springsteen "Two Hearts"It's Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa's anniversary today, so how about one of his most unabashedly romantic songs? E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg recalls recording "Two Hearts."
The Daily Cut: Jackson Browne "Doctor My Eyes"Jackson Browne recalls that after he scored his first hit with "Doctor My Eyes," he was touring as a duo with lead and slide guitarist David Lindley.
The Daily Cut: The Who "See Me, Feel Me""See Me, Feel Me" is the signature theme of The Who's rock opera Tommy. In a 1980s interview, Pete Townshend talked about where it may have originated.