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Pat Benatar- Precious Time 40th Anniversary

" It went platinum (1,000,000 sales ) in thirteen days," Pat Benatar states matter-of-factly while she and hubby/ musical director Neil Giraldo reminisce In the Studio about the explosive third album,"Precious Time", as it headed rapidly to the top-selling perch in America in Summer 1981...

Foreigner 4- 40th Anniversary 7-4

Foreigner "4" at forty on the Fourth! Founder Mick Jones and original singer Lou Gramm join me In the Studio for the dramatic backstory behind "Nightlife","Juke Box Hero","Urgent", and the #1 "Waiting for a Girl Like You" on July 4.
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Genesis- Invisible Touch 35th Anniversary- Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins

Concerts are coming back just in time for the 35th anniversary of Genesis' biggest album in their long fifty year+ career, Invisible Touch  (worldwide sales estimated at 15,000,000), so we convene Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins here In the Studio  to discuss the blockbuster sales behind "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Land of Confusion", "In Too Deep", "Throwing It All Away", and "Invisible Touch".
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Billy Squier- Don’t Say No 40th Anniversary

My guest Billy Squier's 1981 second solo album Don't Say No  sold over three million copies because of songs "In the Dark" , "My Kinda Lover" , "Lonely Is the Night", & the big hit " The Stroke".

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)

Judas Priest- British Steel- Rob Halford

Judas Priest's "British Steel" 40th anniversary, & Rob Halford is In the Studio with Redbeard
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Genesis- Duke 40th Anniversary- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

We were not even ninety days into the new Eighties decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released "Duke". Though already the veteran progressive rockers' tenth (!) studio album, it contained their first Top 15 US hits, "Misunderstanding" and "Turn It On Again".

Billy Joel- Captain Jack- Long Island 7-81

People that have not been in Billy Joel's corner since the days of The Hassles and Cold Spring Harbor  and Piano Man,  the latter released forty-five years ago this Autumn, truly cannot appreciate the depth of affection millions feel for this…

Van Halen- Fair Warning- Eddie & Alex Van Halen

Van Halen's April 1981 album "Fair Warning" is easily the band's most overlooked effort in the original David Lee Roth era; the most Eddie Van Halen-dominated album until the mega-hit "1984". 

Sting- Message in a Bottle 1981

This solo performance by Sting (his first ever) of "Message in a Bottle" at the second Amnesty International fundraiser in London 1981 , known as "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball", is extremely rare ...(more)