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Simon & Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water 50th Anniversary- Art Garfunkel

50th anniversary of Simon and Garfunkel's" Bridge Over Troubled Water", which swept the 1970 Grammy Awards with six, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for the title song.It ranks as #51 on Rolling Stone magazine's "Top 500 Albums of All Time",#7 on the BBC's all time list, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Art Garfunkel joined me In The Studio for this very rare conversation...(more)
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Tom Petty archival interview for 40th anniversary of “Damn the Torpedoes ”
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Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever 30th Anniversary

So now here I sit "In the Studio" exactly thirty years later, April 20, 2019, howling at the full moon and delirious from the only fever which I never wanted to ever break. -Redbeard
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R.E.M.- Green 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

If you were fortunate in 1983 to discover the first full-length album Murmur from Athens GA-based R.E.M. , you probably realize that it sounded unlike anything else at the time,and precious little ever since except maybe their followup Reckoning.Over the next four years and five albums on indie label IRS,Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills,and Bill Berry made some of the smartest,quirky,angular rock of any American band...(more)

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 40th Anniversary

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)

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. And I chose to display this photo of George on stage at the Albert Hall with the late Gary Moore on April 6,1992 .God bless them both, together again for eternity .-Redbeard

Tom Petty- Into the Great Wide Open

"It's very hard living your life as we have in tour buses and airplanes for all of this time. “ The topics Tom Petty broached were indeed "wide open": war as a foreign policy; security in an uncertain world; gun violence; greed, both individually…
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Kinks-Sleepwalker 40th Anniversary-Sir Ray Davies

...a trifecta of revitalized rock beginning with 1977's Sleepwalker & 1978's Misfits. Recently knighted Sir Ray Davies joins me...
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R.E.M.- Out of Time- Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills

Any serious list of songs of the decade has to include Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for the Seventies,"Every Breath You Take" by The Police for the Eighties, and for the 1990s, R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" from 1991's Out of Time. Stipe, Buck, and Mills share thoughtful, at times controversial, insights
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Steve Miller- Complete Greatest Hits

During our interview,Steve Miller reminded me that ,when Fly Like an Eagle came out 40 years ago,it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles,thoughtfully sequenced seamlessly,that I and my FM radio deejay brethren used to play entire sides of it(back when albums had sides) on the radio,uninterrupted...(more)