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Creedence Clearwater Revival- Cosmo’s Factory- John Fogerty

How then do we explain Creedence Clearwater Revival and their five hit albums in three years, leaving the best for July 1970's "Cosmo's Factory" , all written, arranged, produced, and sung solely by John Fogerty fifty years ago? Enjoy my very rare classic rock interview.

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.

Jimi Hendrix- Hear My Train a Comin’- Memorial Day 1970- Berkeley CA

Fifty years ago Jimi Hendrix performed two Memorial Day concerts in Berkeley CA at which he unveiled unreleased songs, including the portentious "Hear My Train a Comin' ".
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Who- Live at Leeds 50th- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey here In the Studio   hosting the fiftieth anniversary of The Who "Live at Leeds" , with archival classic rock interview from the late John Entwistle .

Who- Live at Leeds 50th Anniversary- Pete Townshend 5-11

The Who Live at Leeds  may have been the first live album I ever bought, but it's safe to say that it has  since remained a benchmark with which to compare a half century of live performance pretenders to the throne of anything demonstrably better.

Jethro Tull- Benefit 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

They were the changes  in musical direction and key personnel made on Jethro Tull's critical preceding third album, "Benefit",   in April 1970, that provided the oxygen in "Aqualung" 's tank a year later.

James Taylor- Sweet Baby James- Dallas 3-92

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of James Taylor's landmark release Sweet Baby James   this month, here is an acoustic performance of the title song which JT did "In the Studio" during one of his several visits.

Simon & Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water 50th Anniversary- Art Garfunkel

50th anniversary of Simon and Garfunkel's" Bridge Over Troubled Water", which swept the 1970 Grammy Awards with six, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for the title song.It ranks as #51 on Rolling Stone magazine's "Top 500 Albums of All Time",#7 on the BBC's all time list, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Art Garfunkel joined me In The Studio for this very rare conversation...(more)

Roger McGuinn- Chestnut Mare- Dallas 1991

Roger McGuinn takes requests. We discovered that fact when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legendary leader of The Byrds brought that unmistakable voice and trademark twelve string guitar to my Dallas radio show not long after the release of…

Neil Young- After the Goldrush 10-21-86- San Francisco

...on the Crosby Stills Nash sophomore release Déjà Vu, Neil Young only contributed two songs, no doubt saving even stronger material for his own third solo album barely five months later. Entitled After the Goldrush, writer William Ruhlmann calls the title song "...a mystical ballad that featured some of Young's most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs."