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David Bowie- Hunky Dory 50th- David Bowie, Mick Ronson

On the golden anniversary of "Hunky Dory", David Bowie's December 1971 fourth album, hard to believe when reading all of the revisionist raves now, that "Hunky Dory"  was a commercial flop, so much so that it failed to even make the Billboard Top 200 sales chart. The late great David Bowie joined me here In the Studio  for the tale, as did his original wingman, guitarist Mick Ronson, for the scoop on "Changes","Andy Warhol", and "Life on Mars?"

David Bowie- Changes- Los Angeles 1974

When David Bowie performed "Changes" in Los Angeles in 1974, now with historical hindsight we can see that David Bowie gave us hints of a musical left turn even that night.
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YES- 90125- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

Then something remarkable happened. It resulted in more than eight million copies selling from a musical entity thought to be extinct, but with the songs "It Can Happen","Hold On","Leave It","Changes", and the #1 hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart", YES could rise like a musical phoenix from the ashes of the progressive rock Seventies with the comeback album of the Eighties in "90125".

Black Sabbath- Vol 4- Ozzy Osbourne

By September 25 1972 and "Vol. 4",the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity felt increasingly like a dangerous place...Original lead singer/ lyricist Ozzy Osborne is my guest In the Studio.