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Free 50th Anniversary- Paul Rodgers

Free "At Last" and "Heartbreaker" 45th anniversaries, with Paul Rodgers.

Peter Frampton- All I Want to Be is By Your Side- Dallas 2-94

Working without a net , unrehearsed and totally impromptu ,surrounded by wall-to-wall fans crammed like sardines into a Dallas bar/restaurant in February 1994 for my Friday afternoon remote broadcast on Q-102 ,Peter Frampton obliged his loyal fans with the appropriate "All I Want to Be is By Your Side" which I first played back in 1972 on my first radio station in Findlay , Ohio . -Redbeard

In the Studio 8-22-88: Deep Purple- Machine Head

The absolute essence of timeless rock music is contained in the music of Deep Purple's Machine Head . We already knew it then thirty years ago when we asked Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to share their recollections of making "Smoke on the Water",…

Faces Finale- Ooh La La- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, the late Ian McLagan & Steve Marriott

"That brings us to the The Faces, the famous drinking group!", chuckles Rod Stewart in this rare classic rock interview."That was the problem with The Faces: you could never get us out of the pub!" That may have been the only problem, then,…

Steely Dan- Can't Buy a Thrill 45th Anniversary- Donald Fagen

When I casually run the list in my head of the most significant debut albums in rock history (The Doors, Are You Experienced, Please Please Me, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin 1, Boston, Chicago Transit Authority, Appetite for Destruction, My Generation,…
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Yes-Close to the Edge 45th anniversary- Jon Anderson, Steve Howe ,Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford

Many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom seriously  by 1972, the peak year for this “progressive “ rock movement which had matured  with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially. It was the…

Procol Harum- Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower

The eclectic British band Procol Harum has the distinction of placing two of the most unlikely songs at the top of the singles chart five years apart, yet these same these guys put the capital "A" in "Art Rock"...

ZZ Top- Complete- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In Spring 1972 ZZ Top released the much-improved second album Rio Grande Mud,  the vastly  underrated follow-up to the woolly ZZ Top's First Album .  The stronger songwriting and much better production sound of such songs as "Francine","Just…

Jo Jo Gunne 45th Anniversary- Jay Ferguson

Telling a funny story about Chuck Berry on the forty-fifth anniversary of that first ( and in songwriting, their best ) 1972 album Jo Jo Gunne, Jay Ferguson...

Neil Young-The Needle and the Damage Done-San Francisco 1986

Neil Young live acoustic performance to mark the 45th anniversary of "Harvest".