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30 Years Ago In the Studio: Edgar Winter

This is an encore including Edgar Winter and also Edgar Winter Group lead guitarist Ronnie Montrose prior to his death in March 2012. Songs include "Tobacco Road","Keep Playing That Rock'n'Roll","Still Alive and Well" with big brother Johnny…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping

Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced   and the epic "Free Bird", but don't let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping,  is the incredibly strong album which…

Fleetwood Mac-Hypnotized-Sausalito 12-15-74

After the London-based blues band Fleetwood Mac emigrated to California, they added singer/songwriter / guitarist Bob Welch. Drummer Mick Fleetwood, bass guitarist John McVie , and Mac's singing/ songwriting/ keyboard playing wife Christine…

Bad Company Debut- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

To this day I clearly remember the day that the British band Bad Company released that much-touted debut in May 1974, precisely because of the pedigrees of the still young but by now veteran rockers Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke ex-Free, Mick…

Chicago VII- Robert Lamm

Released March 1974, another full tank double album which hit #1 sales ( third top seller in a row ) for Chicago, containg hit songs "I've Been Searching So Long", "Call on Me", and "Wishing You Were Here", sung by Terry Kath and a performance…