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Bad Company- Run With the Pack 45th- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

Bad Company lead singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke all agreed that being the first band signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label, as well as sharing management with them, was advantageous. However the expectations for this "supergroup", containing Rodgers and Kirke from Free and Ralphs from Mott the Hoople, were exceedingly high for "Run With the Pack"  in 1976.

King Crimson- Epitaph- San Francisco 12/14/69

Clearly King Crimson were third billed openers that night of December 14, 1969 ahead of fellow countrymen from London, The Nice, and headliners local Bay Area favorites The Chambers Brothers...

Greg Lake- Affairs of the Heart- Dallas 1992

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and the original King Crimson showed up In the Studio in Dallas on Q102 one afternoon in 1992 with a curvy blonde (guitar) on his lap and serenaded us with this spine-tingling rendition of "Affairs of the Heart".

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer 50th Anniversary

On the fiftieth anniversary of the the first Emerson, Lake, and Palmer album, it's clear that Emerson Lake and Palmer were much  less "Be Bop a Lula" in their melodic grandeur and much more "Andrew Lloyd Weber". Here In the Studio is the story in their own words of progressive rock's first supergroup.

King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King- Greg Lake

King Crimson singer/ bass player Greg Lake discusses the progressive rock touchstone “In the Court of the Crimson King” with Jon Anderson of YES and Mike Rutherford of Genesis

In the Studio 30 Years Ago: Foreigner- Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

Debut release Foreigner containing such big hits as “Feels Like the First Time” and “Cold As Ice” became the fastest-selling debut album in Atlantic Records' long storied history.

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Brain Salad Surgery- Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer were HUGE arena fillers and sales monsters ( UK #2 sales, Top 10 US ) and quite innovative progressive rockers when "Brain Salad Surgery" came out in early 1974. And you must hear Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer tell the story of visiting Swiss cover artist the late H.R.Giger! 
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YES- Fragile-Close to the Edge- Jon Anderson,Tony Kaye,Bill Bruford,Steve Howe,the late Chris Squire

YES the early best "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" with Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford, the late Chris Squire

Asia- Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes, the late John Wetton

Asia debut #1 album of 1982, with Carl Palmer,Geoff Downes, the late John Wetton.

Greg Lake Dies, 69- From the Beginning

Greg Lake died at 69 from cancer. Greg Lake brought his choirboy voice In the Studio of my Q102 Dallas/ Ft Worth radio show one afternoon in 1992, sat a curvy blonde on his knee ( a guitar ), and sang several songs including the gorgeous "From the Beginning".