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The Fixx- Reach the Beach 35th anniversary- Cy Curnin, Adam Woods

"The backstage party at Woodstock had turned really mushy by then," joked The Fixx lead singer/ songwriter Cy Curnin by way of chronicling the dawn of the Eighties musically." You know, the backstage passes had been picked up (figuratively)…

Eddie Money 40th Anniversary

As I prepared dual anniversaries for two of Eddie Money's best selling albums, Eddie Money  debut forty years ago last October and the big breakthrough No Control  five years later,  it occurred that one of the less recognized aspects of…
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Rush- Signals 35th anniversary- Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

By 1981, Rush had built a fiercely loyal fan base through eight albums ( only one of which did not sell more than its predecessor) and road-dog touring, all the while honing their chops,  their arrangements, and lyrical themes into  laser-tight…

The Who- Love Ain't for Keeping- Toronto 12-82

As we prepared here In the Studio  for the big anniversary of The Who's magnificent masterpiece Who's Next mid-August, we shared an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, "Love Ain't for Keeping". -Redbeard…

38 Special- Auld Lang Syne/Back Door Stranger/Hold On Loosely/I've Been a Mover

From the 38 Special New Years Eve nationwide radio broadcast live from Memphis on 12/31/82. Original band member  Jeff Carlisi provides blistering lead guitar on "Back Door Stranger", the hit "Hold On Loosely", and the finale rave up "I've…

38 Special- Back Door Stranger- New Years Eve 1982- Memphis

Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year's Eve 1982 from Memphis' MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here's a smokin' version of 38 Special's "Back Door Stranger" .-Redbeard