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Allman Brothers Band- Idlewild South 50th Anniversary- the late Gregg Allman

...for me in Autumn 1970 with discovering the Allman Brothers Band, as it was their second album, "Idlewild South" , which was my gateway drug to a five decade musical high for what turned out to be, as legendary producer Tom Dowd put it it, "the greatest musical fusion I've ever witnessed."
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Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz 40th Anniversary

Ozzy Osbourne In the Studio on the fortieth anniversary of "Blizzard of Ozz".

Foghat- Fool for the City 45th- Lonesome Dave Peverett, Rod Price

"Fool for the City", with the title song plus "Slow Ride", dominated American FM airplay from its release in September 1975 all through the following year ( #20 Billboard ). This is a bittersweet edition of In the Studio  as both of my guests, Foghat co-founding guitarist/singer/songwriter Lonesome Dave Peverett and slide guitarist/songwriter Rod Price, have since passed away
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Ragged Glory 30th Anniversary

Last Fall 2019 when I made what felt like a pilgrimmage to a suburban Dallas movie theater with very dear friends to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse's film of making their latest album, "Colorado" , I could not resist the comparisons to "Ragged Glory" three decades earlier.
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Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here 45th- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

"You try following up Dark Side of the Moon.  Go on, just try it!" playfully admonishes Pink Floyd guitarist/ singer David Gilmour."We've been trying to do it ever since!", laughs drummer Nick Mason. Gilmour and Mason are my guests, Roger Waters makes a cameo, and we include archive comments from the late keyboard player Richard Wright to round out the definitive classic rock interview regarding Wish You Were Here  on its forty-fifth anniversary.

Jethro Tull- Minstrel in the Gallery 45th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

"Light and shade," Jimmy Page once told me, speaking to the secret of Led Zeppelin's universal popularity, and never was that combination more on display than on the title song to Jethro Tull's September 1975 "Minstrel in the Gallery". 
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Queensryche- Empire 30th Anniversary- Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo

Queensryche co-founder/ composer/ guitarist Chris DeGarmo and former singer/ songwriter Geoff Tate may be gone now ( the former pilots corporate jets, the latter heads the band Operation Mindcrime ), but they tell the story of the blockbuster four million-seller Empire and the amazing songs “Best I Can”, “Jet City Woman”,”Della Brown”,” Resistance”,”Hand on Heart”, even a live performance from London’s Hammersmith Odeon just weeks after Empire’s 1990 release.
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Whitesnake- Live Donington 1990- David Coverdale

"It's true, I'm a dream to some and a nightmare to others," David Coverdale quips about  the seemingless endless line of musicians  filing through the revolving turnstile at the members entrance to his band Whitesnake. David Coverdale joins ne In the Studio on the 30th anniversary of Whitesnake headlining Donington 1990.
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Pat Benatar- Crimes of Passion 40th- Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar In the Studio for her multi-million seller second album forty years ago, “Crimes of Passion”.

Grateful Dead- Blues for Allah 45th Anniversary- Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

If you really want to have fun with a self-proclaimed Deadhead, first have him/ her set down their phone and then ask them to name the Grateful Dead's highest-charting Billboard   album up to the band's 1987 best-seller, "In the Dark" . You'll get a lot "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty" guesses, and after that I'd have picked "Terrapin Station". The correct answer turns out to be the tasty mid-decade effort by the Grateful Dead, "Blues for Allah". Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, & Phil Lesh are In the Studio.