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Procol Harum- Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower

It is the fiftieth anniversary of "Broken Barricades , Robin Trower's final album in his tenure with the eclectic British band Procol Harum , which has the distinction of placing two of the most unlikely songs at the top of the singles chart five years apart with "Whiter Shade of Pale" in 1967 and "Conquistador" in 1972.
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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago,"Love It to Death" in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn't change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard "I'm Eighteen" off of Love It to Death ,  and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was
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ZZ Top First Album 50th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In Spring 1972 ZZ Top released the much-improved second album Rio Grande Mud,  the vastly  underrated follow-up to the woolly ZZ Top's First Album  containing "Brown Sugar".  The stronger songwriting and much better production sound of such…
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Van Morrison- His Band and Street Choir

It is the golden anniversary of the timeless Van Morrison essential "His Band and Street Choir" . This ultra-rare, fascinating interview is nothing short of a revelation...

Free- Fire and Water- Paul Rodgers

Free "Fire and Water/Best Of” In the Studio with Paul Rodgers.

Todd Rundgren- Black Mariah- Ridgefield CT 2015

Todd Rundgren performed a stunning version of "Black Mariah", one of my all-time TR faves (originally found "when the kid gets heavy..." on Something/ Anything?  almost fifty years ago ) when he played Ridgefield CT back in 2015, and this high…

Little Feat- Best pt 1- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

If only the world's most acclaimed rock musicians voted for election into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Little Feat would have been inducted on the first ballot twenty-five years ago. The list of famous Little Feat fans included the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Palmer, and Robert Plant just for starters. But for most of the Seventies, they didn't sell many albums...

Peter Frampton- All I Want to Be is By Your Side- Dallas 2-94

Working without a net , unrehearsed and totally impromptu ,surrounded by wall-to-wall fans crammed like sardines into a Dallas bar/restaurant in February 1994 for my Friday afternoon remote broadcast on Q-102 ,Peter Frampton obliged his loyal fans with the appropriate "All I Want to Be is By Your Side" which I first played back in 1972 on my first radio station in Findlay , Ohio . -Redbeard

Faces Finale- Ooh La La- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, the late Ian McLagan & Steve Marriott

"That brings us to the The Faces, the famous drinking group!", chuckles Rod Stewart in this rare classic rock interview."That was the problem with The Faces: you could never get us out of the pub!" That may have been the only problem, then,…

Steely Dan- Can’t Buy a Thrill- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

"Can't Buy a Thrill"  in November 1972 from Steely Dan this first varied assortment of smart pop from the songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker sounds the least like any Steely Dan album which would follow.