Traffic- Low Spark of High Heeled Boys 50th- Steve Winwood 12-13

Never really considered a progressive rock band, and way before the sub-genre of "jam band" was identified, Traffic was both of those things and a whole lot more on  November 1971's Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys  because of the brilliant musical…

Ted Nugent- Free for All 45th Anniversary

Ted Nugent's " Free for All"  changed the national  radio reception and overamped its way to #24 on the Billboard album chart in Fall 1976, becoming his second consecutive multi-platinum seller. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.

Van Halen- Poundcake- Dallas 12-4-91

The story behind this free concert performance by Van Halen of "Poundcake" in the streets of downtown Dallas thirty years ago this week gets filed under Urban Legends that are actually true. That's me introducing Van Halen from the stage. -Redbeard
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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death- Killer 50th anniversaries

Fifty years ago,"Love It to Death" in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn't change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard "I'm Eighteen" off of Love It to Death ,  and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was

Men At Work- Business as Usual 40th Anniversary*- Colin Hay

Men At Work managed to occupy the peak slot in America for 15 weeks. The songs "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under" followed the Business As Usual debut album from Men At Work to #1 sales for all three in the U.S., something never before done by a rookie band, not even the Beatles.

Alice Cooper- Under My Wheels- Dallas 4-29-73

Music historians and longtime fans often emphasize what a good live band the original Alice Cooper outfit was from 1971 to 1974 before the sideshow theatrics moved center stage, but not a lot of examples exist to support that contention, which is why this rare performance of "Under My Wheels" in Dallas in April 1973 is a real treat. -Redbeard
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YES- Fragile 50th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

The remarkably durable breakthrough fourth album by progressive rockers YES has turned out to be anything but "Fragile"...

Eagles- Hotel California 45th- Joe Walsh, Don Henley, the late Glenn Frey 12-6

Don Henley takes your reservation, Joe Walsh shows you to your room, and Eagles co-founder the late Glenn Frey is the night clerk on duty for the Eagles' "Hotel California"  forty-fifth anniversary here In the Studio the week of December 6.

Faces- A Nod is as Good as a Wink 50th Anniversary- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood

Those first two Faces albums were critical faves but received scant U.S. airplay, but that all changed in a hurry in November 1971 with "A Nod is As Good As a Wink" containing the international hit "Stay With Me". Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, & archival comments from the late  Ian McLagan ( Ronnie Lane passed as well ) face the music In the Studio on the golden anniversary of their most popular album, "A Nod is as Good as a Wink" .

Alice Cooper- Killer 50th Anniversary 11-29

We had just begun to hear the name Alice Cooper in Spring 1971 and only because of the one song on the radio, "I'm Eighteen". But before year's end and the December release of "Killer , rock cognescenti would know that there were  new six-string gunslingers in town with  fully loaded clips of hollow-point hits including "Under My Wheels","Be My Lover", the often misinterpreted anti-abuse song "Dead Babies", and the Jim Morrison tribute "Desperado". Band namesake Alice Cooper is my guest here In the Studio for the fiftieth anniversary of "Killer" the week of November 29.-Redbeard