50th anniversary of Simon and Garfunkel’s” Bridge Over Troubled Water”, which swept the 1970 Grammy Awards with six, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for the title song.It ranks as #51 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 500 Albums of All Time”,#7 on the BBC’s all time list, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Art Garfunkel joined me In The Studio for this very rare conversation…(more)
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According to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel in this rare classic rock interview here In the Studio, we have the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkelmasterpiece “Bookends” the following year.
The first great rock festival blossomed fifty years ago June 16-17-18 as the Monterey Pop Festival. One of the performers and Artistic Directors, Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel, recalls the pioneering event.
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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.
It is clear on the thirtieth anniversary of R.E.M.’s “Out of Time” album that the song from it, “Losing My Religion”, has weathered the time in between exceedingly well. “Pop culture, particularly in the US, everything comes and goes in cycles, as things do,” points out R.E.M. singer/ lyricist Michael Stipe, “which we all realize as we all grow older and wiser, whether it’s politics or music or pop culture…I always wanted to have a song that would be considered ‘the song of the Summer’. As it was, that song kind of became the song of the year,” he chuckled. Ten million copies sold and three Grammy Awards later, nobody could argue the case.
Keyboardist Gary Wright chose a bold pioneering effort which had never been attempted before then, with spectacular results from the songs “Love Is Alive”,”Made to Love You”,”Blind Feeling”,”Much Higher”,”Power of Love” (the only song to include electric guitar, courtesy of Ronnie Montrose), and the million-selling hit “Dream Weaver”. Join Gary Wright here in a very rare In the Studio classic rock interview
David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash In the Studio for their 1969 debut!