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Queen- Sheer Heart Attack- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen   headlining the Rainbow Theatre for the first time in late March 1974 were so impressive in concert that when they booked the same venue in November later that same year to premiere their third studio album, “Sheer Heart Attack” , the young foursome had to add a second night.

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Queen- Now I’m Here- London Hammersmith Odeon 12-75

Long ago Queen set a very high standard for concert performance from which they have never wavered. Here is  proof of it with “Now I’m Here”, originally off of Queen’s third studio album Sheer Heart Attack   released forty-five years ago, captured here on the stunning December 1975 concert performance in London,  A Night at […]

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Inca Queen 11-86- San Francisco

There is a very good reason why no one in the sold-out Cow Palace audience in November 1986 clapped in recognition to the first beginning notes of “Inca Queen” performed by hometown heroes Neil Young and Crazy Horse: it had not been released yet, and would not be until it appeared on Life  the following […]

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More Echoes In the Studio- pt 4

In memoriam : More” Echoes In the Studio”, pt 4 with my rare interviews with fallen classic rockers Lou Reed, Bon Scott, Rick Wright, Malcolm Young, George Harrison, David Bowie

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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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Heart- Dog and Butterfly 45th- Ann & Nancy Wilson

From the forty-fifth anniversary perspective on Heart’s million-seller “Dog and Butterfly” released in September 1978, guitarist/singer/songwriter Nancy Wilson is gratified with how the songs “Straight On”,”Mistral Wind”, and “Dog and Butterfly” have fared over the decades. “When I hear those songs now, I feel proud. For one thing, I feel like we really did contribute something fresh to music.” Nancy and big sister Ann Wilson are my guests In the Studio.

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Styx- Pieces of Eight- Tommy Shaw, James”JY” Young

focusing on the  1978 release of “Pieces of Eight”, former Styx member and co-founder Dennis DeYoung  confesses that, in spite of his major conceptual songwriting role on the band’s 1977 breakthrough three million seller “The Grand Illusion”, the highly-anticipated follow-up “Pieces of Eight” was not his finest hour. Styx guitarists/ songwriters/ singers Tommy Shaw and James Young stepped up creatively to fill the void on “Pieces of Eight”, again selling triple platinum with the muscular “Blue Collar Man”,”Renegade”,”The Great White Hope”,”Queen of Spades”, and “Sing for the Day”.

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ZZ TOP- Tres Hombres- Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard

The all-important breakthrough third ZZ Top album, “Tres Hombres”, will focus on the all-around improvements in recording quality and songwriting reflected in such perennials as “Waitin’ for the Bus”, “Jesus Just Left Chicago”, and “Lagrange” plus the introduction of “the squank” to guitar vernacular. Squankmaster Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard, and the dearly missed Dusty Hill tell the colorful tales of the earliest days of ZZ Top here In the Studio for  the breakthrough third album, “Tres Hombres”.