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Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road pt 2-Elton,Bernie Taupin

Spending the eve before Elton John's 70th birthday listening to 2016's very solid album Wonderful Crazy Night , I had to wonder why almost everybody seems to be oblivious to the strong quality string of albums he continues to put out into the 21st century.
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Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton,Bernie Taupin

1973 masterpiece Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a virtual greatest hits package unto itself. Elton John & Bernie Taupin join me In the Studio.
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Supertramp- Breakfast in America- Roger Hodgson

On the eve of Supertramp's international blockbuster Breakfast in America , none of us outside the Brit ex-pat band's tight inner circle living in suburban Los Angeles had any reason to see it coming. Sure, their U.S. label patiently had given…
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Creedence Clearwater Revival-Bayou Country- John Fogerty

Very rare interview with John Fogerty, who wrote and sang every Creedence Clearwater Revival song, played lead guitar & great chunky rhythm guitar, and produced every CCR album. When my parents could finally afford a little monaural record…
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Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute- Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, John Hartman

Considerable assumptions, half truths, and flat out wrong fantasies remain in the conventional wisdom surrounding the making of Minute by Minute by the Doobie Brothers, one of the Seventies' most popular albums, so much so that for the story…

John Lennon (10-9-40 to 12-8-80) Remembered by Paul McCartney

Like Mahatma Gandhi and the Reverend Dr.Martin Luther King jr. , deeply committed social reformers dedicated to peaceful change , John Lennon was assassinated December 8 , 1980 . I am reminded of a wall poster in the very early 1970s which chillingly showed the barrel of a gun pointed right between the viewer's eyes from a distance of about one inch . Underneath it stated simply , " Just because you have silenced a man does not mean you have converted him ." Do not be misled . The forces of evil manifested in intolerance , fear , power , and greed killed John Lennon . Mark Chapman was simply the unwitting trigger man . But like Gandhi , Dr. King , John & Bobby Kennedy , Anwar Sadat in the Mid East, and Benigno Aquino in the Philippines , John Lennon was unbowed to his worldly end in the belief that " all you need is love " . -Redbeard

I Love Rock'n'Roll...People.

Bruce Springsteen's new video to "Dream Baby Dream" (  a rare cover originally by Suicide, one of three covers on the new album High Hopes in January) says it all. You are the show. - Redbeard  
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John Mellencamp- Uh Huh 30th Anniversary

 When John Mellencamp’s third major label album yelded three Top Twenty hits in 1982 including “Hurt So Good” (#2) followed by his first #1, “Jack and Diane”, only two entities were as equally relieved as John: his ambitious English…
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Traveling Wilburys- Vol 1- the late George Harrison and Tom Petty

Much portrayed as "the moody one" during his Beatles years, in actual fact George Harrison had an impish sense of humor. "Silly, really", he told me, " Really silly." So it is completely imaginable that George ( a former executive producer of…
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Bon Jovi-New Jersey- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

2013 was  a notable one for the band Bon Jovi. First, after performing live at the big charity concert telethon to raise donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation pledged a whopping $1 million donation to rebuild…