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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, […]


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.


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

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)


Steve Miller- Complete Greatest Hits

During our interview,Steve Miller reminded me that ,when Fly Like an Eagle came out 40 years ago,it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles,thoughtfully sequenced seamlessly,that I and my FM radio deejay brethren used to play entire sides of it(back when albums had sides) on the radio,uninterrupted…(more)


Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle

“Rock ‘n’During our interview, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller reminded me that when Fly Like an Eagle  came out in 1976, it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles, thoughtfully  and seamlessly sequenced, that my FM radio deejay cohorts and I used to play entire sides of it (back […]


Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees 40th Anniversary

More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under “Ultra Rare”, as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay area, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music. Part one  details his journey out of Texas as a sideman with Dallas schoolmate  Steve Miller in Chicago, then San Francisco, […]


Guess Who-Best-Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman

If you lived within five hundred miles of Chicago, Detroit, or Toronto between 1968 and 1972, seemingly there wasn’t a day when the Winnepeg band The Guess Who didn’t have a hit song on the radio:“These Eyes”,”Laughing”,”Undun”,”No Time”,”No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”,”American Woman”, all written by terrific singer/pianist Burton Cummings and guitarist Randy Bachman. Even […]