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Traffic- John Barleycorn…50th- Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Traffic albums "Mr Fantasy",  "Traffic",   and "John Barleycorn Must Die", the latter marking its 50th anniversary,  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.

The Doors- Strange Days

The Doors’ co-founder Ray Manzarek In the Studio for Strange Days.
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Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet- 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.
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Beatles- White Album 50th Anniversary pt2- Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney joins me In the Studio here in part two of the 50th anniversary of theBeatles' White Album 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".
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Beatles- White Album 50th Anniversary pt1- Paul McCartney

The Beatles "White Album" 50th 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.
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Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland 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

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.

John Fogerty- Born on the Bayou- May 1997 rehearsal

John Fogerty and his ace band to an adoring small private audience at band rehearsal May 1997 in Burbank, performing the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic which he wrote, "Born on the Bayou".

Steppenwolf 50th Anniversary- John Kay

Steppenwolf should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if only for, in early 1968, introducing the world to the term and sound "...heavy metal thunder" in the song "Born to Be Wild". That and other iconic songs  "Magic Carpet Ride","The Pusher","Rock…