Jethro Tull- Minstrel in the Gallery 45th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

"Light and shade," Jimmy Page once told me, speaking to the secret of Led Zeppelin's universal popularity, and never was that combination more on display than on the title song to Jethro Tull's September 1975 "Minstrel in the Gallery". 
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Queensryche- Empire 30th Anniversary- Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo

Queensryche co-founder/ composer/ guitarist Chris DeGarmo and former singer/ songwriter Geoff Tate may be gone now ( the former pilots corporate jets, the latter heads the band Operation Mindcrime ), but they tell the story of the blockbuster four million-seller Empire and the amazing songs “Best I Can”, “Jet City Woman”,”Della Brown”,” Resistance”,”Hand on Heart”, even a live performance from London’s Hammersmith Odeon just weeks after Empire’s 1990 release.

Paul McCartney- “1985”- Chicago 2015

Paul McCartney performed one of my favorite setlists in a particularly spirited Lollapalooza appearance in Chicago Summer 2015, digging into the Wings catalog for this version of "Nineteen Eighty-Five".

Queensryche- Best I Can- Hammersmith Odeon London 11-15-90

In November 1990 Queensryche planted the flag of smartly conceived and played all-American rock in the heart of the British Empire, London's venerable Hammersmith Odeon theater. This live performance of "Best I Can" is completely live, no overdubs.
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Whitesnake- Live Donington 1990- David Coverdale

"It's true, I'm a dream to some and a nightmare to others," David Coverdale quips about  the seemingless endless line of musicians  filing through the revolving turnstile at the members entrance to his band Whitesnake. David Coverdale joins ne In the Studio on the 30th anniversary of Whitesnake headlining Donington 1990.

Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs and Englishmen 50th Anniversary- Leon Russell

Here are the first-person accounts by Joe Cocker and Leon Russell of a remarkable multi-media event, the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen  US tour, concert film, and soundtrack double album on its fiftieth anniversary.

Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock 8-18-69

Because of production delays and the notorious rainstorm, the Woodstock "headliner" and highest-paid performer reserved to close the show, Jimi Hendrix, ended up going on in the morning light of Monday, April 18. when many of the hundreds of thousands had left. Three who remained that day and participated in the legendary performance are my guests bass player Billy Cox, drummer Mitch Mitchell, and recording engineer Eddie Kramer.

Boston- Holly Ann- Boston 8-16-87

This time in 1987 the home team was holed up in the Worcester suburbs of Boston midway through a ten-night stand when they performed the entire "Third Stage"  album front to back, capping that impressive song cycle with this stunning live "Holly Ann".
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Pat Benatar- Crimes of Passion 40th- Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar In the Studio for her multi-million seller second album forty years ago, “Crimes of Passion”.

Grateful Dead- Blues for Allah 45th Anniversary- Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

If you really want to have fun with a self-proclaimed Deadhead, first have him/ her set down their phone and then ask them to name the Grateful Dead's highest-charting Billboard   album up to the band's 1987 best-seller, "In the Dark" . You'll get a lot "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty" guesses, and after that I'd have picked "Terrapin Station". The correct answer turns out to be the tasty mid-decade effort by the Grateful Dead, "Blues for Allah". Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, & Phil Lesh are In the Studio.