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Elvis Saluted by John Hiatt-Tennessee Plates- 3-93 Dallas

Something appropriate for Elvis Week in Memphis ( when I lived there, the locals referred to it as “Death Week”  ). Big doings no doubt on Elvis Presley Boulevard for this fortieth anniversary. Now that Randy Newman has been inducted, here’s my nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the most deserving American […]

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Bryan Adams-Reckless Goes #1 August 10,1985

Thirty-two years ago Bryan Adams’ fourth album , Reckless ,  had only just begun spinning off what eventually would be a total of six Top 15 hits, including “Run to You”,”One Night Love Affair”, “Somebody”, “Summer of ’69”, “It’s Only Love” with superstar Tina Turner, and the #1 single “ Heaven”. At the time only […]

Ozzy Osbourne on ROCK 103 Memphis 4-28-82

In April 1982, little more than a month after a plane crash had taken the life of his young & talented guitarist Randy Rhoads , Ozzy Osbourne chose my afternoon radio show on Memphis’ #1 station , ROCK 103 , to make his first public statements concerning the tragedy.

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson: Sage at 70

The  40th anniversary box set of Jethro Tull‘s Songs from the Wood  gets the knees up full Monty treatment from Porcupine Tree remixer/ surround sound savant Steven Wilson, a perfect present for any long time Jethro Tull fan (is there any other kind?) on the occasion of bandleader Ian Anderson’s birthday Thursday 8/10. In my […]

R.E.M.-These Days-Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

One of the most bootlegged bands in the world, R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the  Document    anniversary deluxe edition. Listen loudly to prepare for R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills returning here In the Studio for the 30th anniversary of that breakthrough album […]