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Would Leonard Cohen be considered as a classic? Cause I know Jefferson Airplane´s "White rabbit" or "Somebody to love", "Horses" by Patti Smith or Lou Reed´s "Transformer" are classics.

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To me, a classic song is one that sounds as original and vibrant today as it did when it was first recorded.

IMO, the following songs are rock/pop classics:

Night Moves - Bob Seger

Heart Of Gold - Neil Young

In My Life - The Beatles

Wild Horses - The Stones

Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits

Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

Daniel - Elton John

Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp

These are just a few of the literally hundreds of songs I could name.

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No matter how many times I listen to this song...I will never, ever get tired of that great guitar solo...definitely a classic NH! :thumbsup:

Absolutely agree! Last time I heard it was in Covent Garden at about 4am being played by a busker in a suit - it was absolutely fantastic! A timeless and classic song indeed.

Another great one for me is Sultans of Swing - the solo is brilliant!

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Though everyone here might already be in the know, I just learned a classic fact: Van Morrison was the frontman for the 60's Irish band Them on their seminal recording "Gloria."

What a great song and what a great career lay ahead for that lead singer!

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The song was written by Van Morrison.

It was released in 1965 by the group "Them", when Van Morrison was their vocalist.

He was with the band from 1964 to 1966.

The version you prolly remember and heard the most is Van's live recording of the song on his 1974 live release, "It's Too Late To Stop Now".

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Ron for the longest time I thought it was a Van Morrison song.

Van Morrison was the lead singer of Them.

Also did Here Comes The Night and Mystic Eyes.

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Didn't see Brad's Ninja-post

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The Animals - I'm Crying

The follow up to The House of the Rising Sun; pulsating rhythm, great singing and chorus, sounding different from anything else released at the time (1964 or so).

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Can't Get It Out of My head ~ ELO

This is from the Eldorado album and a beatutiful ballad. Jeff Lynne's vocals are outstanding on this tune and the strings throughout just make the song over the top. Very moving lyrics. It was the first song to make it as a hit in the states for ELO, making it to number 9 in 1975. I will never get tired of this song.

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