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George Harrison- Cloud Nine 30th anniversary

To borrow from the Rob Reiner/Billy Crystal/Meg Ryan hit movie of the day When Harry Met Sally,  George Harrison's Cloud Nine   comeback album thirty years ago could alternately be titled "When Harri(son) Met Lynne". By 1987, Jeff Lynne had…

Redbeard Rocks the Solar Eclipse! Soundtrack

Redbeard rocks the solar eclipse with this custom playlist!

Alan Parsons Project- I Robot

Rare classic rock interview with the namesake British recording engineer/producer of the Alan Parsons Project, whose 1977 second album in collaboration with composer the late Eric Woolfson was once  again based on a famous literary work, this time the Isaac Asimov science fiction classic "I, Robot".

Sgt Pepper’s Golden Touch Eluded 1978 Movie

In 1978 a film was made about "Sgt Pepper's..."On paper the  concept couldn't possibly miss, but as co-star Peter Frampton reveals here In the Studio, it was all lipstick on a pig.
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Paul McCartney-Flowers in the Dirt

Paul McCartney returns for "Flowers in the Dirt" In the Studio #1500 with Redbeard !
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Kinks- Sleepwalker- Sir Ray Davies

...a trifecta of revitalized rock beginning with 1977's Sleepwalker & 1978's Misfits. Recently knighted Sir Ray Davies joins me...

Sir George Martin 1926-2016

Sir George Martin is a cherished gentle giant of 20th century Western culture. I cannot think of any person who was more influential, or more revered, in music. Universally loved and irreplaceable, I'm afraid. His next gig is out of this world…
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Beatles #1+ Songs- Paul McCartney

The Beatles #1+ sellers including "Lady Madonna","Hey Jude","Get Back","Something","Come Together","Let It Be", and "The Long and Winding Road". Paul McCartney hosts part two, and additional comments from my interviews with the late George Harrison are here, too

Styx-I Am the Walrus-Oregon 2004

This live performance of  "I Am the Walrus" from Styx on September 11, 2004 is simply stunning, and Styx lead singer/ keyboard player Lawrence Gowan and singer/ guitarist Tommy Shaw explain what it takes to pull off a production piece that…

John Lennon (10-9-40 to 12-8-80) Remembered by Paul McCartney

Like Mahatma Gandhi and the Reverend Dr.Martin Luther King jr. , deeply committed social reformers dedicated to peaceful change , John Lennon was assassinated December 8 , 1980 . I am reminded of a wall poster in the very early 1970s which chillingly showed the barrel of a gun pointed right between the viewer's eyes from a distance of about one inch . Underneath it stated simply , " Just because you have silenced a man does not mean you have converted him ." Do not be misled . The forces of evil manifested in intolerance , fear , power , and greed killed John Lennon . Mark Chapman was simply the unwitting trigger man . But like Gandhi , Dr. King , John & Bobby Kennedy , Anwar Sadat in the Mid East, and Benigno Aquino in the Philippines , John Lennon was unbowed to his worldly end in the belief that " all you need is love " . -Redbeard