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.

Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody/ Killer Queen medley- London 1975

The regal rock of Queen came of age on the stage by this time in 1975 as is evidenced by this stunning performance at London's Odeon Theater with a medley of songs "Black Queen" from Queen II,  "Killer Queen" from their first solid album, 1974's Sheer Heart Attack , and their breakthrough "Bohemian Rhapsody" from Queen's fourth effort, A Night at the Opera.
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Doobie Brothers-Best pt 3-Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald

Even though my guest Tom Johnston sang and wrote their early hits "Listen to the Music" and "Long Train Runnin' ", and guest Michael McDonald did likewise on million-sellers "Takin' It to the Streets","It Keeps You Runnin'", & Grammy winners "What a Fool Believes" and"Minute by Minute", it is  guitarist/singer/songwriter Pat Simmons around whom the 25+ members have always rotated.
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Doobie Brothers- Best pt 2- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons

The surprise success from "Black Water" afforded the Doobie Brothers some creative license on their next album, "Stampede",  released in April 1975. But as you will hear from Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, and the late Doobie drummer Mike Hossack, the non-stop grind of five years of one-nighters, stopping only long enough to record the next album, was starting to create stress fractures in the foundation of the band which  would sideline Tom Johnston with a bleeding ulcer and, ultimately, alter the sound of the Doobie Brothers for the next decade.

INXS- Listen Like Thieves 35th- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

For the 35th anniversary of INXS' breakthrough album "Listen Like Thieves"  in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band's keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there,  in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood,  the mercurial snakehipped Michael Hutchence;

Rolling Stones- Jumpin’ Jack Flash- New Orleans 10-10-94

this live radio broadcast of the Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge Tour while in the New Orleans Superdome October 10, 1994. This is LIVE "Jumpin' Jack Flash" from the stage to the broadcast truck to the airwaves. No fixes, no tricks, no overdubs.

Billy Joe Shaver- Georgia on a Fast Train/ Live Forever- Dallas 4-07

The time back in Spring 2007 when noted Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver sang "Georgia on a Fast Train" and "Live Forever" and told me stories on my afternoon Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio show, it wasn't so much an interview as a case of squatter's rights,  as it turns out much like the way in which he introduced himself to the late great Waylon Jennings, who would cover many of Billy Joe's songs while defining the sound of Outlaw Country on such seminal albums as Honky Tonk Heroes  and This Time  in 1973.
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Doobie Brothers Best pt 1

Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, and archival comments from the late original Doobie drummer Mike Hossack elected to the Rock Hall of Fame. Part one of three.