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The Who- Tommy 55th- Pete Townshend pt1

The many stages of The Who’s “Tommy” conception, gestation, and birth as the first successful rock opera are further revealed, it seems, every time “Tommy”  composer Pete Townshend cleans out a storage closet. Townshend joins Redbeard In the Studio to present this rock sonogram of The Who “Tommy”  while still in the creative womb, on “Tommy” ‘s 55th anniversary, part 1.

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Pink Floyd- The Division Bell 30th Anniversary- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

March 1994’s “The Division Bell” by Pink Floyd became the last offering of new music from the remaining triumvirate of singer/guitarist/composer David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, and keyboard player Richard Wright. “The Division Bell” sold over three million copies just in the Nineties thirty years ago. Gilmour and Mason join me In the Studio on the 30th anniversary.

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Meat Loaf- Bat II: Back Into Hell 30th Anniversary

If you think the songs of composer Jim Steinman are populated by fantastic people and places right out of central casting, they ain’t got nothin’ on the real life sojourn of the 300 pound interior lineman dressed in a prom tuxedo named Marvin Lee Aday from Dallas Texas, aka Meat Loaf. Here is a rare colorful classic rock conversation with the man to a mark the thirtieth anniversary of “Bat” sequel,” Bat II: Back Into Hell”.

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Steve Miller- The Joker

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.

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Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord- Justin Hayward, John Lodge, the late Graeme Edge

The Moody Blues’ third album, “In Search of the Lost Chord” released in 1968, unfolded like a sweeping cinematic epic playing in the panorama between your ears. The antithesis of a Top 40 band, nevertheless “In Search of the Lost Chord” contained the progressive rock “Legend of a Mind” as well as “Ride My Seesaw”. Justin Hayward, the late Graeme Edge, and John Lodge co-host here In the Studio.

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Mott the Hoople- Mott- Ian Hunter

One of Britain’s most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio for the golden anniversary of “Mott”. Or should I say “The Golden Age of Rock’n’Roll”?

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Alan Parsons Project- Pyramid

“It started trying to be an album based on witchcraft,” Alan Parsons confessed to me about  “Pyramid”, the highly anticipated third album by the Alan Parsons Project, released in June 1978. Alan Parsons is my guest In the Studio..

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Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991- Gary Rossington, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, Ed King

Highly significant in their long, colorful history,” Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991″ was the band’s sixth studio album but, more importantly, the first new studio album since 1977’s fateful “Street Survivors”; their first since the tragic plane crash that year claimed the lives of three band members; their first to anoint original Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant’s youngest brother, Johnny, as their permanent singer; the return of original guitarist Ed King, And sadly, “Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991” would be the first album without original guitarist Allen Collins.