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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,…

Jethro Tull- Living in the Past 45th Anniversary- Ian Anderson Interview

The  40th anniversary box set of Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood  received the knees up full Monty treatment from Porcupine Tree remixer/ surround sound savant Steven Wilson earlier this year, a perfect present in the upcoming holiday season…
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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-Live w/Edmonton Symphony-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-Rio Grande Mud anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

Spring 1972, ZZ Top released the much-improved second album "Rio Grande Mud", the vastly underrated follow-up...

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".

Van Morrison- Warner Bros Years

Whoever first coined the term "blue eyed soul", it is a safe bet that the phrase was first used to describe the Belfast singer/songwriter Van Morrison. Practically it is impossible to explain the width and depth of this Northern Ireland native's…
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Faces- Best- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, the late Ian McLagan

"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, because…