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YES- Fragile- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

The remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but "Fragile"...
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Yes- Close to the Edge- Jon Anderson, Steve Howe , Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford

While it took YES barely 18 months to write and record "The Yes Album",  "Fragile" , and "Close to the Edge", it took almost thirty years for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's version of the Warren Commission to deny any conspiracy to bar Yes from induction. But it wasn't soon enough for YES co-founder Chris Squire, who died  prior to the Rock Hall relenting in 2017 .

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer-Trilogy 45th Anniversary-Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's third studio album, and fourth overall in barely two years,  was entitled Trilogy  coming in July 1972, a high watermark peak for Progressive Rock's quality as well as massive popularity ( see sidebar link below…
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Eagles 45th Anniversary-the late Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner

Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight...
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Deep Purple- Machine Head- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Deep Purple's "Machine Head" album was made amidst a virtual minefield of misfortunes, any one of which had the potential to thwart the effort. Here is the real story from Ian Gillan & Roger Glover In the Studio.

Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Not always considered a Progressive Rock band, nevertheless the title song to Traffic's most popular album, November 1971's Low Spark of High Heeled Boys , fits easily high atop any list of the most popular and creative songs of the Progressive…
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Led Zeppelin IV- Jimmy Page,Robert Plant

Legendary wrestler-turned-Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant had an appropriately out-sized role in the Led Zeppelin "4" story as told by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.