R.E.M. “Murmur” quietly emerged thirty-five years ago and never left my essential music list.
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We received a nice note a few years back from Bobby Black at an In the Studio affiliate who had dinner with Great White keyboard player/producer Michael Lardie. It seems that Lardie was reminiscing appreciatively about the positive impact that the support of my North Texas radio station KTXQ-Q102 had on Great White’s career at […]
As Peter Frampton mounts his farewell tour of America, his long-ago adopted home, it also marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of the Eighties’ real under-rated gems, 1989’s “When All the Pieces Fit” . But Peter’s health concern now with a progressive degenerative muscular disease, which prompted the current farewell tour, is not his first crisis, as you will hear in this interview.
By the time The Cult‘s Sonic Temple came out thirty years ago and went Top 10 on Billboard Album Sales chart, I would have bet my last dollar that this British hard-rocking four piece led by trippy full-throated singer Ian Astbury and ripping guitarist Billy Duffy was going to be hugely popular into the […]
Thirty years ago In the Studio Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, John Hartman, & the late Big Mike Hossack joined me on “Toulouse Street”.
… from Paul McCartney to The Pope, we couldn’t help but both comment on the remarkable similarities in response that millions of attendees display at those two seemingly disparate gatherings. But as McCartney pulls into Dallas/ Ft.Worth this week to close yet another stadium erected by captains of industry to worship the twin towers of competition and capitalism, who dares try to convince the pilgrims filing in, ages eight to eighty with stars in their eyes and a song ( okay, three hundred songs ) in their hearts, that this isn’t a religious experience?
Confidence & poise to know that the audience is totally with Paul McCartney live so that “We Can Work It Out”.
Twenty-five years ago it was my great honor to host the first new Traffic album in twenty years, Far from Home by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi…
This may have been one of the MTV Unplugged series highlights, a live loose acoustic performance by the former Beatle and Wings leader in early 1991 with a crack band of veterans including Robbie McIntosh on lead guitar (ex-Pretenders) and Hamish Stewart (together with McIntosh they led the Average White Band to the top of […]
In memoriam: the echoes of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire of YES, & Chris Cornell. Hour one of three.