In The Studio: Beard’s Blog

John Lennon’s Assassin Had a Hit List & David Bowie Was Next

I've been rattled more than once by a revelation from a musician for which there had been no previous report , but none more stunning than the one David Bowie gave me when the recording machine was turned off : according to Bowie , New York City police discovered that his name was...
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John Lennon (10-9-40 to 12-8-80) Remembered by Paul McCartney

John Lennon was assassinated December 8 , 1980 . Like Mahatma Gandhi and the Reverend Dr.Martin Luther King jr. , deeply committed social reformers dedicated to peaceful change ,...I asked boyhood friend Paul McCartney to remember John Lennon for us on this notorious day. ...
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Twelve Days of Led Zeppelin on Now!

The 12 Days of Zeppelin holiday giveaways! From December 1st through December 12th. The single day Led Zeppelin contests running from Dec 1st to December 11th will be conducted EXCLUSIVELY on In The Studio with Redbeard Facebook page... ...
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Beatles- White Album pt 1- Paul McCartney, the late George Harrison

At the time of its November 25, 1968 release, we had no way of knowing that the unparalleled intensity of world-wide fame, the sudden death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and the complexities of adult romantic relationships had all conspired to fracture the internal unity of the Beatles so that their only...
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Beatles- White Album pt 2- Paul McCartney, the late George Harrison

Paul McCartney joins me In the Studio here in part two to explore the songs "Birthday", Lennon's "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey", Paul's "Mother Nature's Son", one of three versions of "Revolution", the campy pally band arrangement on "Honey Pie", Lennon's "Cry Baby Cry", and the real...
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Queen- News of the World- Brian May

...how appreciative Brian May is of the fans, the countless deejays, and journalists for supporting Queen's efforts over the years, but nothing short of the untimely death of Freddie Mercury twenty-five years ago on this date (24th) in 1991 could silence the original band. And even that wasn't permanent. ...
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Led Zeppelin- IV- Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

Legendary wrestler-turned-Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant, who passed away this day in 1995, has an appropriately outsized role in the Led Zeppelin "4" story as told by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant on the iconic album's forty-fifth anniversary....
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