We had never met anyone in rock music quite like The Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the forty years since, I still haven’t…I have Ms. Hynde here to speak for herself In the Studio about The Pretenders/ Pretenders II, one of rock’s most important one-two Post-punk punches.
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Chrissie Hynde with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties’ great comeback albums Learning to Crawl in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort including “Middle of the Road”,’My City Was Gone”,”Time the Avenger”,”Back on the Chain Gang“, and “Show Me”. – Redbeard
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To get you primed for the upcoming Beatles “White Album” double-nickel anniversary interviews with the late George Harrison plus Paul McCartney, here is a live performance of “Blackbird” by Macca from 1991.
It’s the 45th anniversary of Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”. We talked rock’n’roll, from Billy Joel seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show to British Invasion bands that followed, garage rock, and the New York City punk scene that influencedhis approach after the1978 “52nd Street” album. But we also talked at length about baseball…
It’s the golden anniversary of Steve Miller Band’s first #1 song and five million seller, “The Joker”. Steve Miller is my guest In the Studio.
Billy Joel is certainly not “The Stranger” to spectacular popularity, or the record books documenting same. And it’s not as if Billy Joel had not been a prolific recording singer/songwriter or an infrequent touring musician prior to his fifth album, “The Stranger”, in Fall 1977. But strangely his album sales were in a decidedly negative trend after “Piano Man”. “The Stranger” changed all that, permanently. Billy Joel joins me In the Studio on the album’s 45th anniversary.
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey here In the Studio hosting the tale of The Who “Live at Leeds” , with archival classic rock interview from the late John Entwistle .
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