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George Harrison- All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary

It is the  fiftieth anniversary of "All Things Must Pass" from the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career. George Harrison talks easily about "What Is Life?","My Sweet Lord","Isn't It a Pity" from the triple LP massive ( and massively popular) All Things Must Pass; 

Alan Parsons Project- Turn of a Friendly Card 40th Anniversary

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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Win “Music, Money, Madness: Jimi Hendrix in Maui” BluRay/2-CD

...captured on film fifty years ago and has now been restored and released as Music, Money, Madness: Jimi Hendrix in Maui.  North American residents register below before midnight ET December 6 for the drawings.

Kinks- Lola 50th Anniversary- Ray Davies 12-7

Fifty years ago The Kinks' lead singer/ songwriter Ray Davies kast a keen eye on his kompatriots in the music business with the koncept album "Lola vs Powerman and the Money-go-Round". Sir Ray joins me here In the Studio  for a droll, witty, incisive look back at the #1 "Lola","Apeman", "Top of the Pops", and more the week of December 7.

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

We saw the endearing, lovable Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill, and Simple Minds  perform in Dallas/ Ft.Worth in November 2018, and even before entering the auditorium proper we were alerted to the explosive sounds of "Big Music" from the…
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REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity 40th- Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty

REO Speedwagon believed in their long game, and their long-suffering record label gave them TEN trips to the plate until the band touched all the bases in November 1980 with Hi Infidelity . Lead singer Kevin Cronin and band keyboard player co-founder Neal Doughty tell the worst-to-first ten year overnight sensation story In the Studio.

Scorpions- Crazy World 30th Anniversary- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

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"...

Dire Straits- Making Movies 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler 11-30

In 1980 for their third album Making Movies , Mark Knopfler joins me here In the Studio  for the tales behind "Expresso Love","Skateaway" "Solid Rock", the epic "Tunnel of Love", and  "Romeo and Juliet" the week of November 30.
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Queen- A Night at the Opera 45th- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Forty-five years ago Queen sent out invitations for "A Night at the Opera" and the whole rock world RSVP'd. With Brian May and Roger Taylor here In the Studio.

Simple Minds- Once Upon a Time 35th Anniversary- Jim Kerr

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.