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Woodstock 50th Anniversary pt1- Pete Townshend, Graham Nash, Carlos Santana- 8-5

Read about it. Pundits waxing poetic about its impact then and now. But nowhere can you hear more recollections from the stars of the Woodstock Festival  50 years ago than here In the Studio  starting the week of August 5! My guests include…
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Win Woodstock 50th Anniversary 10-Disc Experience!

"The defining event of a generation...one of the most iconic moments in popular music history..." Hard to over-hype the Woodstock Festival on its 50th anniversary, so instead, Rhino just let's the music do the talking (and the sights, sounds,…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young- Deja Vu

Thirty years ago "In the Studio" 3-27-89: David, Stephen, Graham, and Neil of Crosby, Stills, Nash , and Young with Redbeard for "Deja Vu".

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Santana- Abraxas

In the Studio episode #24 on December 5, 1988 was with my guests Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, and Michael Shrive of the original Santana band for the remarkable story of only their second album, the monumental American essential effoert "Abraxas".

The Band- Music from Big Pink 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz , The Band's Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band's 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That's almost twenty places higher than The Beatles' debut !... (more)

Five Years After: Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Died 3-6-13

It has been five years now since legendary British blues rock guitarist and singer Alvin Lee died during surgery March 6, 2013. Lee never hesitated to credit fate and dumb luck for first putting him and the band Ten Years After on the bill of…

Neil Young-After the Goldrush 10-21-86- San Francisco

...on the Crosby Stills Nash sophomore release Déjà Vu, Neil Young only contributed two songs, no doubt saving even stronger material for his own third solo album barely five months later. Entitled After the Goldrush, writer William Ruhlmann calls the title song "...a mystical ballad that featured some of Young's most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs."

Who- Early Best- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

"In the case of The Who, the thing that comes across for me is that The Who started as a Pop band. Good Pop possibly is the sublime and the ridiculous, the important and the absurd." - Pete Townshend

Joe Cocker (1972)-Sheffield Steel-Unchain My Heart-Night Calls Anniversaries

No less than four of Joe Cocker's many albums have significant anniversaries: "Joe Cocker (1972)","Sheffield Steel"('82),"Unchain My heart"('87), & "Night Calls" in 1992...