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YES- Talk 30th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin

YES innovated in early 1994 with “Talk”, and singer/lyricist Jon Anderson and singer/guitarist/composer Trevor Rabin joined me In the Studio to talk about “Talk”.
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Pink Floyd- The Division Bell 30th Anniversary- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

March 1994's "The Division Bell" by Pink Floyd became the last offering of new music from the remaining triumvirate of singer/guitarist/composer David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, and keyboard player Richard Wright. "The Division Bell" sold over three million copies just in the Nineties thirty years ago. Gilmour and Mason join me In the Studio on the 30th anniversary.
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Supertramp- Breakfast in America 45th Anniversary- Roger Hodgson

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson joins Redbeard In the Studio serving up "Breakfast in America" on its 45th anniversary.

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Brain Salad Surgery 50th- 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 late 1973. 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- 90125 @40- Jon Anderson,Trevor Rabin,Tony Kaye, the late Chris Squire & Alan White

It's the 40th anniversary of a remarkable album story. It resulted in more than eight million copies selling (three million just in the U.S.) 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".

Genesis- Selling England by the Pound- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

For the sublime "Selling England by the Pound" by Genesis, I am joined by Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins In the Studio.

Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord- Justin Hayward, John Lodge, the late Graeme Edge

The Moody Blues' third album, "In Search of the Lost Chord" released in 1968, unfolded like a sweeping cinematic epic playing in the panorama between your ears. The antithesis of a Top 40 band, nevertheless "In Search of the Lost Chord" contained the progressive rock "Legend of a Mind" as well as "Ride My Seesaw". Justin Hayward, the late Graeme Edge, and John Lodge co-host here In the Studio.

Alan Parsons Project- Pyramid

"It started trying to be an album based on witchcraft," Alan Parsons confessed to me about  "Pyramid", the highly anticipated third album by the Alan Parsons Project, released in June 1978. Alan Parsons is my guest In the Studio..

Genesis- And Then There Were Three- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

Progressive rock band Genesis flirted perilously close to the mainstream for the first time in December 1976 with "Your Own Special Way" on the album”Wind and Wuthering”, yet there are no reports of any permanent injury. Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins join me In the Studio. -Redbeard

Procol Harum- the late Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower

Keith Reid, Procol Harum lyricist, has passed away March 23. “Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" from the eclectic British band Procol Harum, which has the distinction of placing two of the most unlikely songs at the top of the singles chart five years apart with "Whiter Shade of Pale" in 1967 and "Conquistador" in 1972. This ultra-rare interview features organist Matthew Fisher, lyricist Keith Reid, guitarist on the first three studio albums,Robin Trower, and the late singer/pianist Gary Brooker.