Former singer/ songwriter co-founder Donnie Van Zant and original 38 Special lead guitarist Jeff Carlisi recall band headquarters in an abandoned auto parts garage in a swamp to work up songs for “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys” on its 40th anniversary.
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From the 38 Special New Years Eve nationwide radio broadcast rockin’ into the night live from Memphis on 12/31/82
Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year’s Eve 1982 from Memphis’ MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here’s a smokin’ version of 38 Special’s “Back Door Stranger” .-Redbeard
38 Special live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum with“Wild-Eyed Southern Boys”, a fond tribute to the late 38 Special bass player Larry Junstrom. -Redbeard
Listen to these stories from the classic rock interviews of the late Gregg Allman, Henry Paul & the late Hughie Thomasson of TheOutlaws,Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray & Jerry Eubanks,Donnie Van Zant & Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special,Charlie Daniels, & Steve Earle.
For the 35th anniversary of INXS’ breakthrough album “Listen Like Thieves” in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band’s keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there, in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood, the mercurial snakehipped Michael Hutchence;
The World Premiere radio special in July 1980 for the Lynyrd Skynyrd survivors’ highly-anticipated ( and highly emotional ) return as the Rossington Collins Band on “Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere”.
“The ‘Burning of Bowling Green’ ,” Outlaws singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Henry Paul recalled aloud, invoking an almost mythical status like some Civil War battlefield to the 1975 Ohio music festival where we first met just weeks after the release of their first album, The Outlaws , which contained the late Hughie Thomasson and Monte Yoho’s “There Goes Another Love Song” and the instant Southern Rock classic “Green Grass and High Tides”.
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(cont)…It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness, up close and personally, individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence through the modern phenomenon of celebrity, by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week’s classic rock interview : 35 years ago, ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel had a cult following after four studio solo albums, with his most significant creation being the ground-breaking “Shock the Monkey” video. But with the May 1986 release of So (#1 UK,#2 U.S., over 5 million sold; 4 Grammy nominations including Album and Record of the Year for the #1 hit “Sledgehammer”), Peter Gabriel was vaulted into international pop stardom with all of its attendant door-opening , barrier-eliminating amenities…(more)