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Meat Loaf- Bat Out of Hell 40th Anniversary Interview

Meeting Meat Loaf head on in the narrow hallway outside the ROCK 103/ Memphis control room at midnight "on a hot summer night" in 1978 left an unforgettable image. His debut album Bat Out of Hell   had been building slowly over the ten months…

Charlie Daniels Band-The Devil Went Down to Georgia 1-13-79

Charlie Daniels told me that he had just finished writing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" before he and the Charlie Daniels Band performed it at their annual Volunteer Jam in Nashville on January 13,1979 , making this performance the first ever before a live audience .-Redbeard

Jeffrey Gaines-The Hero in Me-Dallas Oct 1992

(cont)...In October 1992 , Jeffrey performed "The Hero in Me" live in a Dallas disco accompanied by four members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with music charts arranged by me humming the string parts to a most-patient and bemused classical arranger .Like Oprah Winfrey would later do twenty years later when exiting her daily television show , Gaines reminds us, on this Memorial Day weekend on which Americans honor heroes, that the potential for valor resides in each of us , and requires only the sincere desire to serve others .-Redbeard
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Kansas-Point of Know Return 40th anniversary- Phil Ehart, Richard Williams

With back-to-back quadruple platinum albums Leftoverture   in 1976 and Point of Know Return  barely eighteen months later, the band Kansas was assured of permanent statehood in rock history. Formed organically as a" band of brothers" in Topeka,…

Eddie Money 40th Anniversary

As I prepared dual anniversaries for two of Eddie Money's best selling albums, Eddie Money  debut forty years ago this month and the big breakthrough No Control  five years later,  it occurred that one of the less recognized aspects of the…

Sting-...Blue Turtles/...Nothing Like the Sun 30th Anniversary

...Sting's sophomore solo release in October 1987,...Nothing Like the Sun, which followed up his first post-Police effort entitled The Dream of the Blue Turtles.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Street Survivors 40th-Gary Rossington, Charlie Daniels

The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Street Survivors  seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the victories so inspiring, and the heartbreak so deep that there is simply no need for hyperbole in telling it.

Steve Earle- Tennesse Blues- Dallas Sept 2007

In 1969 Bob Dylan went from New York City to Nashville Tennessee to make Nashville Skyline,  an album that fundamentally altered the courses of both rock'n'roll and country music. In 1986, young Texan Steve Earle went from Houston to Nashville for his debut Guitar Town,  which effectively had a similar influence on both musical worlds...

Sammy Hagar-Marching to Mars/One Way to Rock-Cabo San Lucas 5-97

Sammy Hagar live from Cabo Wabo Cantina with a smoking medley of "Marching to Mars/ There's Only One Way to Rock"... for his birthday (13th ) !

Cars- The Cars- Ric Ocasek

The Cars released "My Best Friend's Girl" October 10, 1978.