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Between their 1968 debut album and the mid-Seventies, it was virtually impossible to turn on an American radio without hearing Los Angeles-based legendary hitmakers Three Dog Night and one of their twenty-one hit singles...
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When I sat down In the Studio in Autumn 1990 with Steve Winwood to talk about his then new release "Refugees of the Heart" , he had already established himself with the breakthrough album "Arc of a Dive"r ten years prior, then midway in between released "Back in the High Life", one of the biggest albums commercially as well as critically, and "Roll With It", in the Eighties.
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On the fiftieth anniversary of the the first Emerson, Lake, and Palmer album, it's clear that Emerson Lake and Palmer were much less "Be Bop a Lula" in their melodic grandeur and much more "Andrew Lloyd Weber". Here In the Studio is the story in their own words of progressive rock's first supergroup.
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Due to the hit sales of their 1976 second album, "I Robot" , in order to escape a 93% income tax bracket (!),for the Alan Parsons Project's million-seller album "Turn of a Friendly Card" , released in November 1980, producer/ engineer Alan Parsons and songwriter Eric Woolfson had found themselves tax exiles from their native England, emigrating to the Mediterranean country of Monaco with its world-famous casinos.
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When I heard that Spotify had a podcast based on the premise that the CIA wrote the Scorpions 1991 international hit "Wind of Change", I literally giggled out loud. "What a hoot!" I thought. "They'll have to get the song's composer, Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine, to tell The New Yorker reporter about being invited to meet and dine with Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev in Summer 1990 when Scorpions played the Moscow Music and Peace Festival, which inspired Meine to write "Wind of Change"...
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Simple Minds broke from performing the hit "Don't You Forget About Me" in the soundtrack rolling under the end credits of the John Hughes Brat Pack movie "The Breakfast Club" in early 1985. But that's just the beginning of the story, and on the 35th anniversary of Simple Minds breakthrough album "Once Upon a Time" we have lead singer/ lyricist Jim Kerr here In the Studio.
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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;
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When observing potential song subjects for October 1985's "Power Windows", Rush lyricist/ drummer the late Neil Peart saw an uncanny number of socio-political issues which have become front page headlines again thirty-five years later.
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Ozzy Osbourne's biggest seller in about fifteen years, 1995's "Ozzmosis", ironically was released after he had announced a very high profile retirement. 'Me without a band is like I'm walking around naked or something.' " So hear about the emperor's new clothes with Ozzy Osbourne on the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Ozzmosis".
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It was the mid-Eighties, and rolling the streets of Dallas/Ft.Worth felt less right in a big-block muscle car and just right in a fire-engine red BMW M3 with The Cult "Love" cassette permanently jammed in the dash player blasting "She Sells Sanctuary","Rain","Nirvana", and "Big Neon Glitter". Hard to believe it was thirty-five years ago.