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Led Zeppelin II- 50th Anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant 10-21

It hit American Top 40 radio fifty years ago like a thunderclap. When I heard both Chicago powerhouses WLS and WCFL play “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin in Fall 1969, it changed my life and forged the template for hard rock/ heavy metal for half a century. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant join me […]

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“The Band” 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson

When The Call’s main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life’s course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz , The Band’s Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band’s 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That’s almost twenty places higher than The Beatles’ debut !… (more)

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Bachman Turner Overdrive- Not Fragile 45th Anniversary- Randy Bachman

It is the notable anniversary of original Guess Who songwriter/guitarist Randy Bachman‘s topping  the charts forty-five years ago  with Not Fragile  , huge sounding warm-blooded draft horse rock from the Great White North of Canada. Between 1973 and 1977 BTO sold more than seven million albums containing “Gimme Your Money Please”,”Blue Collar”,”Takin’ Care of Business”,”Roll […]

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Rolling Stones- Mixed Emotions- Toronto 9-3-89

When interviewing Keith Richards in early January 1989 ostensibly about his solo album Talk is Cheap,  I was repeatedly reminded by his delightful publicist Jane Rose not to ask about the 900 pound gorilla in the studio: the Rolling Stones,  and Richards’ long and very public estrangement from Mick Jagger then which had rendered the band […]