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Cream- Disraeli Gears Golden Anniversary- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

Though Rolling Stone  magazine ranked Disraeli Gears  at #114 album of all time, the key numbers for Cream’s quicksilver career are startlingly single digits: years together- 3 ; albums released- 4; number of reunion albums/ tours in the…
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George Harrison- Cloud Nine 30th anniversary

To borrow from the Rob Reiner/Billy Crystal/Meg Ryan hit movie of the day When Harry Met Sally,  George Harrison's Cloud Nine   comeback album thirty years ago could alternately be titled "When Harri(son) Met Lynne". By 1987, Jeff Lynne had…

Elvis Saluted by John Hiatt-Tennessee Plates- 3-93 Dallas

Something appropriate for Elvis Week in Memphis ( when I lived there, the locals referred to it as "Death Week"  ). Big doings no doubt on Elvis Presley Boulevard for this fortieth anniversary. Now that Randy Newman has been inducted, here's…
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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...

Echoes In the Studio pt3-Alice Cooper,Ozzy Osbourne,Bob Weir,Eric Clapton,Tom Petty,Robert Plant

In memoriam pt 3: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen classic rockers.

Cream Reunion London May 2005- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

One of the most unlikely reunions in rock history wrapped up May 6 2005 when Cream performed the final of four nights at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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George Harrison-Best pt 2

My second George Harrison interview that focuses on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall;the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton;and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor.And I chose to display this photo of George on stage at the Albert Hall with the late Gary Moore on April 6,1992 .God bless them both , together again for eternity .-Redbeard
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George Harrison-Best pt 1

Part one of my interviews with the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career.

Allman Brothers Band-Live at Fillmore East-the late Gregg Allman,Dickey Betts

The original Allman Brothers Band had to be seen and heard live to be fully appreciated, and in 1971 I was fortunate to see them twice. Now we know that year to be bittersweet, a time of commercial and critical breakthrough as well as tragic…

Steve Winwood- Back in the High Life

By his mid-twenties, Steve Winwood already may have  been on a hall of fame career pace, singing and playing hits as a mere teenager with the Spencer Davis Group ("Gimme Some Lovin' "," I'm a Man"), Traffic, and Blind Faith. Yet Winwood told…