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Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet 55th- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and original Rolling Stones bass player and band historian  Bill Wyman are our dinner guests for "Beggars Banquet" in these classic rock interviews In the Studio.
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Beatles- White Album pt1- Paul McCartney, the late George Harrison

The Beatles "White Album" 55th Anniversary: How can an album accomplish so much by embedding itself indelibly in popular culture, continuing to influence generations a half century after release, while on the surface revealing so little about its contents and its creators?
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Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland pt2- Mitch Mitchell, author John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix and his British trio the Experience created a landmark double album in 1968 called "Electric Ladyland",  but this deep into the 21st century it may be difficult for many to fully understand the context in which it was made and the world into which it was subsequently released. Experience drummer the late Mitch Mitchell & Hendrix biographer/film director John McDermott tell the story from the inside.
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Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland 55th anniversary-pt1

Biographer and reissue producer John McDermott is featured along with one of the last interviews with dear sweet Experience drummer John "Mitch" Mitchell in the first of  our two-part In the Studio special on "Electric Ladyland" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends- Art Garfunkel

"Bookends" by Simon and Garfunkel went to #1 sales in both America and the UK, and since then Rolling Stone magazine has ranked "Bookends" as the #21 album of the entire Sixties, as well as #234 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time. Art Garfunkel is my guest In the Studio for this ultra-rare classic rock interview.
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Traffic- Mr Fantasy- Steve Winwood, the late Jim Capaldi

Traffic albums "Mr Fantasy", "Traffic", and "John Barleycorn Must Die" included former Spencer Davis Group teen prodigy singer/organist/guitarist Steve Winwood, reed man Chris Wood, and drummer Jim Capaldi. Guitarist/singer Dave Mason, a former Spencer Davis roadie, shared a talent for  melody with the other three on the first two Traffic albums, but little else personality-wise, and was cut loose for the second and final time before the second album hit store shelves. Steve Winwood & the late Jim Capaldi joined me In the Studio.
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Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

"Days of Future Passed" Moody Blues mainstays Justin Hayward and John Lodge document the fascinating story of a true Hail Mary pass to avoid abject poverty and starvation, resulting not only in timeless hits "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Nights in White Satin" but also igniting a musical movement, Progressive Rock,

The Doors- Strange Days- the late Ray Manzarek

"Strange Days", The Doors' second album in only nine months,  was uncanny in capturing seismic changes already underway in America which would signal the end to the all-too-brief "Summer of Love" in 1967. The Doors’ late co-founder Ray Manzarek In the Studio for "Strange Days" to mark its 55th anniversary.
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Beatles- White Album pt2- Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney joins me In the Studio here in part two of the Beatles' "White Album" 55th anniversary to explore the songs "Birthday", Lennon's "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey", Paul's "Mother Nature's Son", one of three versions of "Revolution", the campy pally band arrangement on "Honey Pie", Lennon's "Cry Baby Cry", and the real inspiration behind the song which figured into the notorious Charles Manson multiple murder case,"Helter Skelter".

Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends- Art Garfunkel

According to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel in this rare classic rock interview here In the Studio,   we have the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkelmasterpiece "Bookends" the following year.