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Van Halen-1984- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony

To truly comprehend just how massively popular this album was, it helps if you actually write it out numerically: 12,000,000 copies of Van Halen‘s sixth album, 1984 , were sold in the U.S. alone in the three decades since it was released. Propelled by Van Halen’s very first #1 hit “Jump”, three million of those […]

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del Amitri-I Won’t Take the Blame-Dallas May 1990

Two intrepid Scots, lead singer/guitarist Justin Currie and vocalist/ accordion player Iain Harvie of the Glasgow band del Amitri, showed up one blazing hot Friday afternoon to play out on the patio during my Friday afternoon remote broadcast in suburban Dallas in May 1990. Nary a word of complaint to us Texans, even though I […]

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Mick Jagger Doing 70 in a 50 Zone

“You live long enough and you all will get there. If you’re lucky, ” chuckled his band mate Keith Richards in my most recent Rolling Stones interview. As impossible as it may seem to those of us who still recall the actual moment in 1965 when we first heard “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” on […]

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Live-Selling the Drama- NewYork City March 1997

When the string of passionate, dynamic songs on the 1994 Throwing Copper album by Pennsylvania band Live opened up like the petals on a rose bud, I was really impressed. Not since the R.E.M. days of Murmur and Reckoning had I sat up to pay attention to such smart, purposeful songs played seamlessly. The involvement […]

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Bad Company-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke-pt 2

Last episode we learned that Bad Company lead singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke all agreed that being the first band signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label, as well as sharing management with them, was advantageous in the immediate popularity of their 1974 debut as well as the 1975 follow […]

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The Posies-Dream All Day -1993 Dallas

The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community. I was pleased when Auer and Stringfellow performed this live acoustic version of the song “Dream All […]

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Rock’s Picasso, Storm Thorgerson, Goes to the Great Gig in the Sky

We just received word that Storm Thorgerson, the most prolific, most influential rock graphic artist ever, has passed away at age 69. Most widely known for his work with the Hipgnosis team in England for the long series of Pink Floyd covers, it’s a safe bet that you have enjoyed more of Thorgerson’s genius wrapped […]

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Little Feat-Spanish Moon-Skin It Back-Dallas 11-20-88

For over twenty years, my Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q102 conducted what grew to become the largest annual radio blood drive in America, thanks to the incredible humanity of our loyal listeners and the free concerts we awarded them with such stars as the late Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Bonnie Raitt, […]

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Great White- Rock Me- Anaheim CA-7-24-93

We received a nice note in 2012  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 a crucial […]

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Progressive Rock’s 1972 Peak

For Christmas 1971, my 11 year old brother received a present from me of a record album. While on the surface this would appear not the least remarkable … except that it was Meddle by Pink Floyd, containing the 18 minute long opus  “Echoes”. Not your standard fare for fifth grade “show and tell “. […]