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Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees 45th Anniversary

It is the forty-fifth anniversary of Boz Scaggs "Silk Degrees" , one of the albums which musically defined America's bicentennial year in much the same way as "Frampton Comes Alive", "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Year of the Cat". 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.

Doobie Brothers- Takin’ It to the Streets 45th- Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald 3-15

Chapter Two of one of America's most beloved bands, The Doobie Brothers, began forty-five years ago with the release of "Takin' It to the Streets". For the who and why, we will reconvene the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers who led the Doobies then and now, Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston, with "Ol' Blue Eyes" Michael McDonald here In the Studio the week of March 15.
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Heart- Dreamboat Annie 45th- Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson

"In the Studio" with Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart for the real rock fairy tale of "Dreamboat Annie" on its 45th anniversary.
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David Bowie- Station to Station 45th Anniversary

"The way you change Music is by changing the music," David Bowie told me, without any hint of irony whatsoever, as we discussed  1976's Station to Station. Songs include "Golden Years","Stay" ,"TVC 1-5" ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man...Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),"Wild is the Wind" , and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.

Genesis- A Trick of the Tail 45th- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

The first album in the post-Peter Gabriel era, Genesis "A Trick of the Tail" 45th anniversary interview In the Studio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford.

Styx feat. Tommy Shaw- Crystal Ball- 1981 Memphis

Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw rolled out of bed and used a borrowed acoustic guitar to sing live on my afternoon show ...1981 acoustic version of his "Crystal Ball" ( with the extra verse not on the Styx version)

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.

Jackson Browne- Late for the Sky

"Late for the Sky" in September 1974 was when Jackson Browne first touched all the musical bases for me...

Kansas- Leftoverture- Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams, Robbie Steinhardt

In the Fall 1988, Kansas had reunited most of the original band and they were eager to talk, plus key songwriter Kerry Livgren, who had retired from touring in order to become a Georgia farmer, had parked his John Deere and picked up his Les Paul to do some Contemporary Christian solo albums, so suddenly he became available as well to talk about "Leftoverture", the 1976 four million seller from Kansas.

Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle

To this day whenever I hear or see Steve Miller Band's iconic "Fly Like an Eagle" ,  it is impossible to forget the experience which allowed us, after merely a dozen weekly shows, to declare, "The 'Eagle' has landed In the Studio !"