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Simple Minds- Once Upon a Time 35th Anniversary- Jim Kerr

Simple Minds broke from performing the hit "Don't You Forget About Me" in the soundtrack rolling under the end credits of the John Hughes Brat Pack movie "The Breakfast Club" in early 1985. But that's just the beginning of the story, and on the 35th anniversary of Simple Minds breakthrough album "Once Upon a Time" we have lead singer/ lyricist Jim Kerr here In the Studio.
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John Mellencamp- Scarecrow 35th Anniversary

John Mellencamp's "Scarecrow"  album released in August 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA".  His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc "Words and Music"  compilation, but it was the album tracks starting with Scarecrow's   "Minutes to Memories", worthy of inclusion in the great Paul Simon songbook, which revealed his songcraft to me.

Talking Heads- Little Creatures 35th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

"I think that Talking Heads were one of the first groups who tried not to be about a fantasy that was bigger than life, but tried to be about being strong within a life that was ultimately real."- Jerry Harrison, In the Studio on the 35th anniversary of Talking Heads "Little Creatures".
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Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms 35th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

"It's like someone pulling at a thread, unraveling your sweater, except the sweater is you, " former Dire Straits bandleader Mark Knopfler tries to explain the phenomenon of "Brothers in Arms" thirty-five years ago  and modern super-celebrity here In the Studio  in this classic rock interview. "I recommend success to anybody. I can't think of anything good about fame. If you can, let me know."
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Motley Crue- Girls Girls Girls- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx & Vince Neil In the Studio for "Girls Girls Girls" XXXth anniversary.

Scorpions- Blackout- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

Over the decades I've had countless famous musicians claim that rock & roll had become their life ,but only John Kay of Steppenwolf and the members of The Scorpions knew that playing rock music could COST them their lives...