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Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy 40th Anniversary

Warren Zevon, the gambler's son who wrote and sang "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", presumably is indeed resting in peace...
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Jackson Browne- Running On Empty 40th anniversary

In 1977, highly-acclaimed Southern California singer/songwriter Jackson Browne found himself to be a new dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower following the suicide of his wife. Conventional wisdom would assume that any one of those three…

Jackson Browne-Two of Me,Two of You-unreleased Los Angeles 1994

In February 1994  I had the pleasure to interview Jackson Browne again  in a Los Angeles recording studio, so shortly before the session we asked his manager if Jackson would oblige us with an acoustic performance. "No, probably not, he'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...

Jo Jo Gunne 45th Anniversary- Jay Ferguson

Telling a funny story about Chuck Berry on the forty-fifth anniversary of that first ( and in songwriting, their best ) 1972 album Jo Jo Gunne, Jay Ferguson...

Eagles- Hotel California- Don Henley, Joe Walsh,the late Glenn Frey

"Hotel California" by The Eagles... impressive combination of cinematic vision, songcraft, and high tech production seemed to be coming from a place in the near future to which the rest of rock would have to catch up...

Jackson Browne- The Pretender

The critical rave reviews for Browne's fourth effort, 1976's The Pretender, were still coming in for the acclaimed Southern California singer/ songwriter when Jackson found himself to be a new first-time dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower from the suicide of his first wife...

Jackson Browne-Lives in the Balance-Looking East

After 1978's Running on Empty  (covered separately elsewhere here In the Studio), Jackson Browne deftly used his superstar celebrity to send #1 hits up the Pop Chart ('Somebody's Baby") as well as romantic mid-tempo laments ("In the Shape of…