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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…

Moody Blues- Long Distance Voyager- Justin Hayward,John Lodge

Demonstrating incredible "legs" into their third decade, we take the long distance trip back through time for the Moody Blues with the tasty Justin Hayward/ John Lodge album Blue Jays,  a post- #1  Seventh Sojourn   album side project ; Justin…

Pat Benatar- Precious Time- Pat, Neil Giraldo

" 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 1981...

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)