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Moody Blues- Over the Threshold of Their Dream

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back, it's surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it.

James Taylor on Cruise Control at 70

James Taylor hits 70 Monday, with the operative word there "hits".
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Doobie Brothers-The Captain & Me 45th anniversary- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons

Four of the millions of people who purchased this week's feature album include David, an environmental geologist father of two; his wife Carol, a petroleum engineer who runs her own oil/gas exploration company; Dan, a folk artist and state park…

Steppenwolf 50th Anniversary- John Kay

Steppenwolf should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if only for, in early 1968, introducing the world to the term and sound "...heavy metal thunder" in the song "Born to Be Wild". That and other iconic songs  "Magic Carpet Ride","The Pusher","Rock…
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U2- War- Bono,The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen jr

From our vantage point today thiry-five years on, there is all of this revisionist history as if there were these high expectations in March 1983 for Dublin quartet U2 and their third album, War   then, when in actuality all we had seen in…
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Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies 45th Anniversary

In February 1973 Alice Cooper's sixth album Billion Dollar Babies  was released, eventually going to the  #1 sales perch in both the US and UK. Forty-five years ago, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were…
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Van Halen 40th anniversary- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony

The four original members of Van Halen, guitarist/songwriter Eddie Van Halen, big brother drummer Alex Van Halen, lead singer/lyricist David Lee Roth, and ex-bass player/backing vocalist Michael Anthony are all unanimous in this classic rock…
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Journey- Frontiers 35th Anniversary- Neal Schon, John Cain, Steve Perry

When you are as talented, top-heavy with songwriters, and as hard working as Journey was from 1978 to 1983, a lot can happen in five years. You see, it was only five years time after their fourth album, Infinity,  broke the band until  the…

Deep Purple-Who Do We Think We Are?-Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Forty-fith anniversary of Deep Purple's "Who Do We Think We Are?", their January 1973 followup tp "Machine Head".