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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.

Creedence Clearwater Revival-Bayou Country-Green River-Willy & Poor Boys-John Fogerty

...And completing the mind-boggling hat trick in 1969, Willy & the Poor Boys... it is safely said that no one has ever sounded quite like Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Woodstock pt1-Carlos Santana,Pete Townshend,Graham Nash,the late Paul Kantner

Woodstock Festivalwas unequaled in sheer scale, still heard in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, all in part one.

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…

Moody Blues-A Question of Balance-Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Graeme Edge

Congrats to Justin Hayward, John Lodge, and Graeme Edge for Rock Hall induction coming April 14!!

King Crimson- In the Court...Crimson King- the late Greg Lake, Jon Anderson, Mike Rutherford

It is the Plymouth Rock of progressive rock, and almost a half century  after King Crimson  released what Bruce Eder on AllMusic.com maintains is "one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody...",  In the Court of the  Crimson…

Blind Faith- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock's last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith . Until recently the two friends chose not to talk much about the short-lived Blind Faith…

The Who-Tommy pt 2- Pete Townshend

There are precious few albums made in 1969 of which you can, to this day, marvel at the sonic ear candy in the singing and playing, but it is safe to say that Tommy   by The Who has never sounded better in its current deluxe and super deluxe…

The Who-Tommy pt 1- Pete Townshend

Like peeling back layer after layer of an onion, the many stages of The Who's Tommy  conception, gestation, and birth as the first successful rock opera are further revealed, it seems, every time Tommy composer Pete Townshend cleans out a storage…