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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…

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer-Trilogy 45th Anniversary-Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's third studio album, and fourth overall in barely two years,  was entitled Trilogy  coming in July 1972, a high watermark peak for Progressive Rock's quality as well as massive popularity ( see sidebar link below…
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Eagles 45th Anniversary-the late Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner

Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight...
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Deep Purple-Machine Head 45th Anniversary-Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Deep Purple's "Machine Head" album was made amidst a virtual minefield of misfortunes, any one of which had the potential to thwart the effort. Happy birthday lead singer Ian Gillan (19th )!

Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Not always considered a Progressive Rock band, nevertheless the title song to Traffic's most popular album, November 1971's Low Spark of High Heeled Boys , fits easily high atop any list of the most popular and creative songs of the Progressive…
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YES- Fragile 45th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

It is the 45th anniversary of the remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but Fragile...
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Led Zeppelin IV-Jimmy Page,Robert Plant

Legendary wrestler-turned-Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant has an appropriately outsized role in the Led Zeppelin "4" story as told by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.