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Little Feat- Sailin’ Shoes 50th- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

If only the world's most acclaimed rock musicians voted for election into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Little Feat would have been inducted on the first ballot years ago. The list of famous Little Feat fans included the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Palmer, and Robert Plant just for starters. But for most of the Seventies, they didn't sell many albums...
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Eddie Money- Can’t Hold Back

The late Eddie Money's sojourn with his most popular album "Can't Hold Back" took him from the top of the charts with "Take Me Home Tonight" back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. "The first time I heard 'Take Me Home Tonight' on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab," Eddie tells us incredulously. "I said to myself, 'What's wrong with this picture?' "

Robert Cray- Strong Persuader

the breakout album “Strong Persuader” by my guest In the Studio, Robert Cray.

Boston- To Be a Man- Worcester 8-87

It had been such a "long time", almost seven years, since the band Boston had released a new album and toured that when Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Company returned to the concert stage headlining the 1987 Texxas Jam in front of 70,000 in the…

Steve Earle- Guitar Town

"Guitar Town " Steve Earle shares here In the Studio for his #1-charting Country debut in March 1986: "I'm a straggler from what was going on in Austin and Nashville in the mid-70s. I had good teachers, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, B.W. Stevenson...when I first got to Nashville on any given night, you could go to Guy's house. And he'd have everybody, from the street level where I was to Mickey Newbury and Neil Young, with the guitar going around. So it was a good place to learn. Then, basically cocaine sort of created a caste system  and killed that real fast!"

Jackson Browne- Lives in the Balance 35th Anniversary

Jackson Browne had grown increasingly active in a series of high-profile humanitarian causes including nuclear energy moratorium, climate change awareness, famine relief, and anti-apartheid in South Africa...But not until the February 1986 release of "Lives in the Balance"  had the popular singer/songwriter turned his introspective mirror around in his songs. Jackson Browne joins me here In the Studio for the 35th anniversary.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Down By the River- San Francisco 1986

Neil Young and Crazy Horse live "Down By the River"

Neil Young-Heart of Gold-San Francisco 1986

This performance of "Heart of Gold" by birthday boy (12th) Neil Young comes from a 1986 concert in San Francisco with Crazy Horse . -Redbeard
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Pete Townshend- Face the Face

The mid-Eighties was a most difficult time for the titans of rock's Second Generation. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who were no longer recording, touring, and in some cases even SPEAKING together. Rock'n'roll was officially in full-blown midlife crisis ...Pete Townshend joins me In the Studio for Deep End Live.

Rembrandts-Johnny Have You Seen Her?- Ft Worth 1992

Danny Wilde and Phil Solem of the Rembrandts have been making terrific power pop music for years, whether as Great Buildings in the early Eighties, on Danny Wilde's power pop solo masterpiece The Boyfriend   in 1986, composing and singing…