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Al Stewart- Year of the Cat 45th Anniversary

Al Stewart joins me In the Studio in a rare interview on the 45th anniversary of his breakout 1976 album "Year of the Cat". Stewart might seem to be name-dropping big time, except it's all true: sneaking backstage during a 1963 Beatles concert and talking with John Lennon; rooming in London next to Paul Simon; befriended by an unknown Cat Stevens; mc'ing at a London nightclub when another unknown, an American named Jimi Hendrix, decided to play his guitar with his teeth. But being witness repeatedly to rock history apparently accounted for nothing when Al Stewart's seventh album, "Year of the Cat", was unceremoniously turned down  by every major UK record label.
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Eddie Van Halen Dead, 65

Ed's dead. Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer at age 65.

The Cars

The Cars' co-founder singer/songwriter the late Ric Ocasek goes under the hood with keyboard player Greg Hawkes for their 1978 debut.

Billy Joel- 52nd Street

 William Martin Billy Joel has sold more albums in the U.S. than any pop/rock singer except for Elvis Presley. Superstar musicians in that rarified league ( and many more only pretenders to it ) always surround themselves with gaggles of managers,…
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Styx- Pieces of Eight 40th Anniversary- Tommy Shaw, James”JY” Young

Back when deejays on FM rock stations still chose the songs that you heard on the radio, before pre-scheduled computerized playlists, it wass not possible to accurately quantify exactly how many times a particular song or album was getting airplay…

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Stranger in Town

While not completely copping to the charge by the late music writer Timothy White that the previously unknown success of Bob Seger's 1976 album Night Moves   was giving Bob "platinum paranoia"on the followup Stranger in Town, Seger did admit…

Jackson Browne- Running On Empty

Jackson Browne In the studio with Redbeard for "Running on Empty"