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Moody Blues' Co-Founder Ray Thomas Dies Before Hall of Fame Induction

So saddened to see that Rolling Stone magazine has reported the death at 76 of Moody Blues co-founder/ flautist Ray Thomas last week. This is yet another example of  why it is bad form for the Rock Hall to wait unmercifully long to recognize…
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Win New YES Live Album"Topographic Drama"

As one who has actually been on stage with YES  during rehearsal, I can tell you that this live recording of 2016's YES American tour, which featured songs from Tales from Topographic Oceans   as well as the under-rated 1980 transitional…

Peter Gabriel- Us 25th Anniversary- pt 1

"I'm pleased that it's now getting better regarded with hindsight," Peter Gabriel admits about his Autumn 1992 sixth studio album, Us . "I think it had some of my best songs on it." No argument here: Us  subjects, like the deep funky grooves, …

Genesis- Lamb Lies Down on Broadway- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

It was mid-November 1974 when progressive rock band Genesis let livestock loose on The Great White Way with the ambitious The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway ! There are several revelations in this Genesis interview  with band members Phil Collins…
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Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed 50th- Justin Hayward, John Lodge Interview

Heartiest congratulations to Justin, John, and Graeme for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! On its golden anniversary, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues' groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed…

Greg Lake- From the Beginning- Dallas 1992

Greg Lake brought his choirboy voice In the Studio of my Q102 Dallas/ Ft Worth radio show one afternoon in 1992, sat a curvy blonde on his knee ( a guitar ), and sang several songs including the gorgeous "From the Beginning", which appeared…
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Kansas-Point of Know Return 40th anniversary- Phil Ehart, Richard Williams

With back-to-back quadruple platinum albums Leftoverture   in 1976 and Point of Know Return  barely eighteen months later, the band Kansas was assured of permanent statehood in rock history. Formed organically as a" band of brothers" in Topeka,…
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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…
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Pink Floyd-A Momentary Lapse of Reason 30th Anniversary-David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Mercifully, time, maturity, other creative outlets, and the loss of mutual dear friends and colleagues have brought the disenfranchised factions of Pink Floyd to a truce in the 21st century, but thirty years ago this international superstar…