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.
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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)
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)
“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 […]
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, […]
The North American leg of Bryan Adams Get Up! 2016 tour, heating up a bitter-cold Boston tonight and a frigid Philadelphia Monday, launched Thursday night in New York City’s Beacon Theater, and In the Studio‘s Secretary of Offense Mark Fischer was there stealing from the backstage deli tray and drinking the band’s bottled water. Bryan […]
Happy birthday Robert Cray (8/1 ) !
Without the beard Bob Weir would look only fifty on his 70th birthday today! (16th )
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 […]
Phil Collins was the only performer who played at both Live Aid concerts that same day in London & Philadelphia, thanks to the supersonic Concorde!