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Genesis- Wind and Wuthering 45th anniversary- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

Progressive rock band Genesis flirted perilously close to the mainstream for the first time in December 1976 with "Your Own Special Way" on the album Wind and Wuthering, yet there are no reports of any permanent injury. Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins join me In the Studio. -Redbeard
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Jackson Browne- The Pretender 45th anniversary

This interview with Jackson Browne features highlights"Doctor My Eyes","Jamaica Say You Will", and "Rock Me on the Water" from his 1972 debut; "Late for the Sky" 's  title song as well as "Fountain of Sorrow" from 1974; his commercial breakthrough and multi-million seller "The Pretender" in November 1976 with "Here Come Those Tears Again" and the timeless title song; and a 2010 live acoustic version of the 1977  Jackson Browne mega-hit "Running on Empty".
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Queen- A Day at the Races 45th- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen songwriter/ singer/ world-class guitarist Brian May and drummer/singer/songwriter Roger Taylor tell the story of the first five Queen albums including "A Day at the Races"  in this wonderful classic rock interview tribute to the late great Freddie Mercury. -Redbeard

Ted Nugent- Free for All 45th Anniversary

Ted Nugent's " Free for All"  changed the national  radio reception and overamped its way to #24 on the Billboard album chart in Fall 1976, becoming his second consecutive multi-platinum seller. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- American Girl- San Francisco 1997

It is a miracle that "American Girl", on the 1976 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   released forty-five years ago, was ever discovered to be played on album rock radio: it was sequenced tenth, last song on side 2! Here TP and the best working band in America then stripped it down to its essence in order to "make it last all night..." during a multi-night stand at San Francisco's Fillmore in February 1997.
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Kansas- Leftoverture 45th- Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams

By 1976, it was go big or go home for this intrepid six-man band from Topeka, Kansas. Because of the hit "Carry On Wayward Son" ( submitted by the prolific Kerry Livgren even as the band was packing up to leave rehearsals ) and radio hits "Miracles Out of Nowhere","The Wall", "Cheyenne Anthem", and "What's On My Mind ", Leftoverture   gave Kansas rock statehood to the tune of over four million sold. Livgren is joined by Richard Williams, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, & the late original Kansas violinist/singer Robbie Steinhardt here In the Studio.
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Boston 45th Anniversary- Tom Scholz, the late Brad Delp

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits ...(more) Tom Scholz is my guest for Boston's 45th anniversary.

Alan Parsons Project- Tales of Mystery and Imagination 45th

"Basically he signed a blank tape," Alan Parsons chuckles about 20th Century Records President Russ Regan greenlighting a concept album "Tales of Mystery and Imagination", based on the books of Edgar Alan Poe, composed by the young Abbey Road studio hound and songwriter Eric Woolfson as The Alan Parsons Project.
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Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle 45th Anniversary

Sales of Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like an Eagle",  which includes "Rock 'n Me","Take the Money and Run","Wild Mountain Honey","Serenade","Mercury Blues", and the title song have exceeded five million copies of Rolling Stone magazine's Album of the Year 1976, plus a berth on that mag's 500 Greatest Albums All Time list.

Aerosmith- Last Child- Brussels 10-31-93

Originally found on Aerosmith Rocks  forty-five years ago, this little mid-tempo song was performed in concert on Halloween in Belgium in 1993. "Last Child" is proof that Aerosmith rocks in any language, on any continent, in any decade.