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Billy Joel "New York State of Mind" UConn 12-76

This timeless 1976 performance of soon-to-be classic "New York State of Mind" serves as proof positive that, even before his 1977 blockbuster "The Stranger" brought him to mass popularity, Billy Joel was a terrific live entertainer with a superb band.

McCartney's Wings Over America Lifted Off in 1976

Paul McCartney, after the Beatles breakup, made  a much-anticipated return to the stage this week in 1976
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Kansas-Leftoverture 40th Anniversary-Phil Ehart,Richard Williams,Kerry Livgren

It was do or die for this intrepid six-man band from Topeka Kansas if their fourth album Leftoverture did not spawn a hit and sell significant quantities , the party would be over. And the "party" had a tab of over $175,000 in debt.. .(more)
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Boston-Tom Scholz,the late Brad Delp

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits ...(more)
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Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle

"Rock 'n'During our interview, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller reminded me that when Fly Like an Eagle  came out in 1976, it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles, thoughtfully  and seamlessly sequenced, that my…