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30 Years Ago In the Studio: Led Zeppelin I- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

Thirty years ago In the Studio episode #20 for November 7, 1988 featured what turned out to be my first of many subsequent in-depth conversations about the Led Zeppelin legacy with band mastermind Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

In the Studio 6-27-88: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

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Five Years After: Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Died 3-6-13

It has been five years now since legendary British blues rock guitarist and singer Alvin Lee died during surgery March 6, 2013. Lee never hesitated to credit fate and dumb luck for first putting him and the band Ten Years After on the bill of…

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.

Spirit "Best" with Jay Ferguson

Spirit was an interesting amalgam of opposites and contrasts, with Jay Ferguson.

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…

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…