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Kinks- Sleepwalker 45th Anniversary- Ray Davies

The Kinks were probably a lock for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for their British Invasion Sixties output alone, but the first half of the Seventies were tough going for them until reclaiming their rock bona fides starting with February…
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Peter Gabriel- So

(cont)...It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness, up close and personally, individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence through the modern phenomenon of celebrity, by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week's classic rock interview subject: ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel had a cult following after four studio solo albums, with his most significant creation being the ground-breaking "Shock the Monkey" video. But with the May 1986 release of So (#1 UK,#2 U.S., over 5 million sold; 4 Grammy nominations including Album and Record of the Year for the #1 hit "Sledgehammer"), Peter Gabriel was vaulted into international pop stardom with all of its attendant door-opening , barrier-eliminating amenities...(more)

Marshall Tucker Band- Searchin’ for a Rainbow 45th- Doug Gray, Jerry Eubanks

In the 45th anniversary August of  Marshall Tucker Band's "Searchin' for a Rainbow",  we feature Doug Gray and former member Jerry Eubanks telling charming stories while surrounded by "Take the Highway" and "Can't You See" (sung by Toy Caldwell ) from MTB's 1973 debut; a scorching live performance of "24 Hours at a Time" with Charlie Daniels on fiddle; the late George McCorkle's "Fire on the Mountain","Virginia", and "Searchin' for a Rainbow".
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Rush- A Farewell to Neil Peart

A farewell to Rush drummer/ lyricist Neil Peart
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Supertramp- Crime of the Century- Roger Hodgson

Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson with a rare interview In the Studio for “Crime of the Century”

Lynyrd Skynyrd feat. Ed King- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Sweet Home Alabama" acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard

John Fogerty- Susie Q- I Put a Spell on You -rehearsal 5-97

Here's John Fogerty and his terrific band performing live at rehearsal in Burbank in 1997, reprising two Screamin' Jay Hawkins  songs which Fogerty's  Creedence Clearwater Revival covered on their debut,"Susie Q/ I Put a Spell on You".

John Fogerty- Born on the Bayou- May 1997 rehearsal

John Fogerty and his ace band to an adoring small private audience at band rehearsal May 1997 in Burbank, performing the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic which he wrote, "Born on the Bayou".

George Harrison Best pt 2

My second George Harrison interview that focused on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall; the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton; and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor.

Peter Frampton- It’s a Plain Shame- Austin October 2011

Been spending more and more on concert tickets but enjoying it less? This may be the best value of the entire Summer classic rock concert season, as two ageless guitar monsters team up for great songs performed by great bands: Peter Frampton…