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30 Years Ago In the Studio: Edgar Winter

This is an encore including Edgar Winter and also Edgar Winter Group lead guitarist Ronnie Montrose prior to his death in March 2012. Songs include “Tobacco Road”,”Keep Playing That Rock’n’Roll”,”Still Alive and Well” with big brother Johnny Winter and Rick Derringer; “Dying to Live”; “Easy Street” from 1974’s Shock Treatment;  and three hits from They […]

In the Studio 30 Years Ago: Byrds- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman

In a 24-month period beginning in Summer 1965, Los Angeles-based band The Byrds recorded and released four evolutionary albums which wrested the world’s focus from the tidal wave of British Invasion bands led by The Beatles. The members of the original Byrds – singer/songwriter/electric 12-string guitar player Roger (Jim) McGuinn, singer/songwriter David Crosby, the talented […]

Jon Butcher- Wishes- Dallas 1-89

One of the nicest, most sincere musicians , Jon Butcher with me in January 1989 singing “If Wishes Were Horses”, plus “Send Me Somebody” from “Pictures from the Front” on its 30th anniversary, presented for American Black History Month .

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Police- Outlandos d’Amour- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

“Outlandos d’Amour   has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it,” Sting confesses in this rockumentary about the Police debut,”but Regatta de Blanc   was infinitely a much better record.” He was absolutely correct, of course, but it was due simply to his, Police founder/ drummer Stewart Copeland‘s, and guitarist Andy Summers‘ lack of experience […]

Gary Hoey- Hocus Pocus/ Stranglehold- Dallas 10-93

Guitarslinger Gary Hoey had burst upon the scene that year with Animal Instinct  , showing up at my Friday afternoon live remote broadcast on Dallas/Ft.Worth radio Q102 in October 1993, and he brought his guitar and effects rack to play live. Gary launched into  the Dutch band Focus hit “Hocus Pocus” from twenty years earlier […]