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"The Band" 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz , The Band's Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band's 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That's almost twenty places higher than The Beatles' debut !... (more)

Boz Scaggs 50th Anniversary

More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under "Ultra Rare", as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay wine country, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music. Part one  details his journey…

The Band 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson 9/16

Little did they know when Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson released their second album, with the minimalist title The Band, that they were inventing the musical bedrock which would come to be known…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Down By the River- San Francisco 1986

Neil Young and Crazy Horse live "Down By the River"

Three Dog Night- Suitable for Framing 50th- Danny Hutton,the late Cory Wells

Between their 1968 debut album and the mid-Seventies, it was virtually impossible to turn on an American radio without hearing Los Angeles-based legendary hitmakers Three Dog Night and one of their twenty-one hit singles...

John Fogerty- Green River- Burbank 5-97

Creedence Clearwater Revival, led by John Fogerty, were very busy this month fifty years ago. Their third album Green River   had just been released, their first since the spectacular breakthrough of "Proud Mary" from Bayou Country , and…
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Woodstock 50th pt1- Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Graham Nash

Woodstock Festival was unequaled in sheer scale, still heard fifty years later in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After,

Blind Faith 50th Anniversary- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock's last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith , a #1-seller in both their native UK as well as America. Until recently the two friends…

Woodstock 50th Anniversary pt1- Pete Townshend, Graham Nash, Carlos Santana- 8-5

Read about it. Pundits waxing poetic about its impact then and now. But nowhere can you hear more recollections from the stars of the Woodstock Festival  50 years ago than here In the Studio  starting the week of August 5! My guests include…