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The Show That Never Ends

The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

by David Weigel

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Draws on inside access to key figures in a chronicle of progressive rock that shares behind-the-scenes stories about the chart-topping bands of the 1970s, the sounds of genres ranging from psychedelia to heavy metal and the inconsistent ways '70s rock has influenced culture, inspired satire and divided fans.

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Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, an essential prog-rock band derided in the 1970s by critic Lester Bangs. Chris Walter/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

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