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Chicago II-Robert Lamm-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

“Who are these guys?” was still the admiring rhetorical question floating about the music world when Chicago II   came out only a year after the other “Chicago Seven” had stunned the rock world in 1969 with the most popular double album debut in history, Chicago Transit Authority . Like the first, Chicago II  was so […]

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Chicago Transit Authority- Robert Lamm-PT 2

If you have a surround sound multi-channel set up for movies and music,  seek out the first Chicago double album Chicago Transit Authority   from eclectic reissue label Rhino, in four channel quadraphonic sound on DVD-Audio. It is ear-grabbing full tilt “back to the future”. Chicago is the second-highest selling American band in history, second only […]

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Chicago VII- Robert Lamm

Released March 1974, another full tank double album which hit #1 sales ( third top seller in a row ) for Chicago, containg hit songs “I’ve Been Searching So Long”, “Call on Me”, and “Wishing You Were Here”, sung by Terry Kath and a performance which serves as his epitaph.-Redbeard

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38 Special- Special Forces 35th Anniversary- Donnie Van Zant, Jeff Carlisi

Hundreds of miles north of Miami, 38 Special’s home Jacksonville Florida is light years away culturally from its more glamorous and glitzy counterpart downstate. Jacksonville does not show up on many listings of American music meccas alongside New York City, Nashville, Chicago, Memphis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. But maybe it should. You see, […]

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Men At Work- Business as Usual 35th Anniversary- Colin Hay

Men At Work managed to occupy the peak slot in America for 15 weeks. Thirty-five years ago the songs “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under” followed the Business As Usual debut album from Men At Work to #1 sales for all three in the U.S., something never before done by a rookie band, not even the Beatles.

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Grand Funk Railroad-Best pt 1-Don Brewer,Mark Farner

Ironic then that this “underground radio” raw , gritty , electrified three-man army would six years later be labeled a Top 40 singles band. Grand Funk sold out New York City’s massive Shea Stadium in 48 hours – ten times faster than The Beatles …(more)