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Doobie Brothers- What Were Once Vices…50th- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons

The surprise success from "Black Water" fifty years ago afforded the Doobie Brothers some creative license on their next album, "Stampede",  released in April 1975. But as you will hear from Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, and the late Doobie drummer Mike Hossack, the non-stop grind of five years of one-nighters, stopping only long enough to record the next album, was starting to create stress fractures in the foundation of the band which  would sideline Tom Johnston with a bleeding ulcer and, ultimately, alter the sound of the Doobie Brothers for the next decade.

Rush- Big Money- Dallas 2012

Rush Big Money live Dallas 2012
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Queen- Sheer Heart Attack- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen   headlining the Rainbow Theatre for the first time in late March 1974 were so impressive in concert that when they booked the same venue in November later that same year to premiere their third studio album, "Sheer Heart Attack" , the young foursome had to add a second night.

Fleetwood Mac- Hypnotized- Sausalito 12-15-74

Shortly before he would depart Fleetwood Mac, the late Bob Welch singing the sublime "Hypnotized" with the band performing live in 1974 from The Record Plant in Sausalito CA.