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J Geils Band- Freeze Frame 40th Anniversary- Peter Wolf 10-18

J Geils Band on 1981's "Freeze Frame" included "Flamethrower","Centerfold","Angel in Blue", and "Freeze Frame", it's just one of America's most potent bands in new shoes. The ever-quotable kinetic J Geils Band lead singer Peter Wolf is my guest for the fortieth anniversary of Freeze Frame  the week of October 18.
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Police- Ghost in the Machine 40th- Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

By the time October 1981 's fourth Police album "Ghost in the Machine"  was dispatched, the exposed roots and influences shown by the London-based trio founded by Yankee drummer Stewart Copeland, who had emerged from the dying embers of the Punk Rock scene there, were more Miles and Mingus than Johnny Rotten. "Ghost in the Machine" topped the UK sales chart, #2 on Billboard  album chart, over three million copies sold in America alone, and Rolling Stone  magazine ranking it at #322 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time list. Police commissioner Stewart Copeland and six-string sharpshooter Andy Summers are your personal Ghost...busters in this classic rock interview.
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Genesis- Abacab 40th Anniversary- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

The September 1981 release of Genesis "Abacab"  forty years ago. The veteran English band's eleventh  studio album, nevertheless it was the first Genesis album to breach the American Top Ten album sales on Billboard , and surprisingly the first Genesis million seller. Yet it is no minor miracle that my guests Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, and Tony Banks could make it to the Progressive Rock promised land.

Triumph- Allied Forces 40th- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

If you've ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview with Triumph ... 1979 breakthrough "Just a Gam"e with the songs "Hold On" and "Lay It on the Line", plus the even bigger seller "Allied Forces" forty years ago with "Magic Power" and "Fight the Good Fight".

Pat Benatar- Precious Time 40th Anniversary

" 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 Summer 1981...
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Billy Squier- Don’t Say No 40th Anniversary

My guest Billy Squier's 1981 second solo album Don't Say No  sold over three million copies because of songs "In the Dark" , "My Kinda Lover" , "Lonely Is the Night", & the big hit " The Stroke".
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REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity 40th- Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty

REO Speedwagon believed in their long game, and their long-suffering record label gave them TEN trips to the plate until the band touched all the bases in November 1980 with Hi Infidelity . Lead singer Kevin Cronin and band keyboard player co-founder Neal Doughty tell the worst-to-first ten year overnight sensation story In the Studio.
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Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz

Ozzy Osbourne In the Studio for the making of 1980's "Blizzard of Ozz".

ACDC- Back in Black- Landover MD 12-21-81

This should get you pumped for the fortieth anniversary of AC/DC" Back in Black" this month here In the Studio : the band stomping through the album's title song during a tour stop in Landover MD in December 1981.