These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

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30 Years Ago In the Studio: The Doors- Strange Days

The Doors  Strange Days  was released barely nine months after The Doors'  debut opened up a meteoric new star in the rock galaxy. The late band co-founder Ray Manzarek held the key to opening the timeless Doors legacy here In the Studio…
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Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute 40th- Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, John Hartman

Let me clue you in to a little-known showbiz PR secret to which no one in Hollywood or network TV will ever admit: when you suddenly see big movie stars who rarely grant interviews suddenly showing up on every early morning and late night talk…
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R.E.M.- Green 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

If you were fortunate in 1983 to discover the first full-length album Murmur from Athens GA-based R.E.M. , you probably realize that it sounded unlike anything else at the time,and precious little ever since except maybe their followup Reckoning.Over the next four years and five albums on indie label IRS,Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills,and Bill Berry made some of the smartest,quirky,angular rock of any American band...(more)
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Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet 50th- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman

"Ev'rywhere I hear the sound Of marching charging feet, boy 'Cause summer's here and the time is right For fighting in the street, boy Well now, what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock n' roll band? 'Cause in sleepy London town There's…
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YES- 90125 35th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

After experiencing YES for my third tour, performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet.  YES had always consisted of musicians…
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Beatles- White Album 50th Anniversary pt2- Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney joins me In the Studio here in part two of the 50th anniversary of theBeatles' White Album to explore the songs "Birthday", Lennon's "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey", Paul's "Mother Nature's Son", one of three versions of "Revolution", the campy pally band arrangement on "Honey Pie", Lennon's "Cry Baby Cry", and the real inspiration behind the song which figured into the notorious Charles Manson multiple murder case,"Helter Skelter".
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Beatles- White Album 50th Anniversary pt1- Paul McCartney

The Beatles "White Album" 50th Anniversary: How can an album accomplish so much by embedding itself indelibly in popular culture, continuing to influence generations a half century after release, while on the surface revealing so little about its contents and its creators?
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Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt2-Mitch Mitchell, author John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix and his British trio the Experience created a landmark double album in 1968 called Electric Ladyland,  and   fifty years after its release it may be difficult for many to fully understand the context in which it was made and the…
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Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary pt1

By Spring 1968 Jimi Hendrix had returned triumphantly to the US from London after fifteen months, having electrified the rock world with two smash albums, the revolutionary debut Are You Experienced?  and Axis: Bold as Love. It was all being…
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Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody OST- Brian May, Roger Taylor

You know after a best-selling book is made into a popular film how you'll hear from early adopters, "Yeah it's good, but there was a lot in the book that wasn't in the movie"? Same can be said for the four Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian…