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Styx- Equinox 45th Anniversary- James Young, Tommy Shaw

there was high drama and great music before with the third-time's-the-charm "Lady", then 1975's strong Equinox   album containing "Light Up", "Lorelei", and the timeless "Suite: Madame Blue". Band leaders even today James "JY" Young and Tommy Shaw look back on the Equinox  forty-fifth anniversary along with the original former co-founding member who wrote and sang all of those songs, Dennis DeYoung

Ted Nugent- “Ted Nugent” 45th Anniversary

Without fanfare ( and without radio airplay, I'm afraid ) forty-five years ago the self-titled Ted Nugent  album came out and proceeded to sell over a million copies, purely on his gonzo concerts. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.
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Queen- A Night at the Opera 45th- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Forty-five years ago Queen sent out invitations for "A Night at the Opera" and the whole rock world RSVP'd. With Brian May and Roger Taylor here In the Studio.

Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody/ Killer Queen medley- London 1975

The regal rock of Queen came of age on the stage by this time in 1975 as is evidenced by this stunning performance at London's Odeon Theater with a medley of songs "Black Queen" from Queen II,  "Killer Queen" from their first solid album, 1974's Sheer Heart Attack , and their breakthrough "Bohemian Rhapsody" from Queen's fourth effort, A Night at the Opera.

Marshall Tucker Band- Searchin’ for a Rainbow 45th- Doug Gray, Jerry Eubanks

In the 45th anniversary August of  Marshall Tucker Band's "Searchin' for a Rainbow",  we feature Doug Gray and former member Jerry Eubanks telling charming stories while surrounded by "Take the Highway" and "Can't You See" (sung by Toy Caldwell ) from MTB's 1973 debut; a scorching live performance of "24 Hours at a Time" with Charlie Daniels on fiddle; the late George McCorkle's "Fire on the Mountain","Virginia", and "Searchin' for a Rainbow".

Gary Wright- The Dream Weaver

Keyboardist Gary Wright chose a bold pioneering effort which had never been attempted before then, with spectacular results from the songs "Love Is Alive","Made to Love You","Blind Feeling","Much Higher","Power of Love" (the only song to include electric guitar, courtesy of Ronnie Montrose), and the million-selling hit "Dream Weaver". Join Gary Wright here in a very rare In the Studio classic rock  interview
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Fleetwood Mac- Fleetwood Mac 45th- Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood

Fleetwood Mac “Fleetwood Mac” in July 1975 sold over twenty times more than any previous Fleetwood Mac album. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood are In the Studio.
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Eagles- One of These Nights 45th Anniversary- Randy Meisner, the late Glenn Frey

Driving halfway across America  not long after the June 1975 release of "One of These Nights"  by The Eagles is when I truly realized just how massively popular this band had become. Original Eagles singer/ bass player Randy Meisner and the late Eagles co-founder singer/ guitarist Glenn Frey joined me here In the Studio in a classic rock interview that is precious now on the forty-fifth anniversary of the album which single-handedly took country and western music from the bunkhouse to Broadway.

ZZ Top- Fandango- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

For their 1975 "Fandango", my guests Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard in "That Little Ol' Band from Texas" ZZ Top were tellin' tall tales here In the Studio  long before Netflix or Amazon Prime were ever invented! -Redbeard

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Nuthin’ Fancy 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington

"Nuthin' Fancy" indicated a creative well running low for Lynyrd Skynyrd which would only worsen soon on "Gimme Back My Bullets".  No doubt the non-stop pace of nearly constant touring partly was to blame, but there was something darker and even more sinister which no one outside the band knew, nor anyone in it would admit. This tour had casualties...