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Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends- Art Garfunkel

Happy birthday to brilliant songwriter Paul Simon Friday (13th ).

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Recall Rehearsal for First Gig 11-9-68

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant recall rehearsals for Led Zeppelin first public performance 11-9-68 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.
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Beatles-White Album pt1-Paul McCartney,the late George Harrison

The unparalleled intensity of world-wide fame, the sudden death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and the complexities of adult romantic relationships had all conspired to fracture the internal unity of the Beatles so that their only double album was, in effect, the first Beatles solo albums...
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Beatles-White Album pt2-Paul McCartney,the late George Harrison

Paul McCartney joins me In the Studio here in part two to explore the songs "Birthday", Lennon's "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey", Paul's "Mother Nature's Son", one of three versions of "Revolution", the campy pally band arrangement on "Honey Pie", Lennon's "Cry Baby Cry", and the real inspiration behind the song which figured into the notorious Charles Manson multiple murder case,"Helter Skelter".

Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Contrary to what their publicists would have you believe, bands rarely break up over"musical differences". Of course the band members must share enough musical common ground to establish and sustain a creative dialogue, but equally importantly…

Rolling Stones-Beggars Banquet- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman

Writing on AllMusic.com, one of our most trusted rock writers Richie Unterberger refers to the Rolling Stones' 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request  as "... a fascinating anomaly in the group's discography." Four significant things occurred…

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt2-Mitch Mitchell, biographer John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix and his British trio the Experience created a landmark double album in 1968 called Electric Ladyland,  and  almost fifty years after its release it may be difficult for many to fully understand the context in which it was made…

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt1-Mitch Mitchell,biographer John McDermott

It does not take too much contemplation to figure out why 1968's double album Electric Ladyland,  the third and, as it turned out, last Jimi Hendrix Experience album, is my favorite of the three. "A fever dream of underwater electric soul..."…