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Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb- Knebworth 6-30-90

This reportedly will appear later this month on the upcoming fortieth anniversary edition of Pink Floyd's The Wall.  Practically all of the later headliner performances at the 1990 Knebworth Festival outside of London were plagued by the rain,…

Pink Floyd The Wall 40th Anniversary pt1- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason 11-25

On its fortieth anniversary of release, we explore Pink Floyd's The Wall   with its chief architect Roger Waters, project manager David Gilmour, and foundation-laying Nick Mason in part one the week of November 25. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…

King Crimson- In the Court...50th Anniversary- the late Greg Lake, Jon Anderson, Mike Rutherford

It is the Plymouth Rock of progressive rock, and  a half century  after King Crimson  released what Bruce Eder on AllMusic.com maintains is "one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody...",  In the Court of the  Crimson…
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Supertramp- Crime of the Century 45th Anniversary- Roger Hodgson

With  the stunning 1974 release  Crime of the Century ,  London's Supertramp suddenly exhibited a consistency of band sound, eschewing the ubiquitous electric guitar and the obligatory synthesizer of most progressive rock bands, in favor…

YES- Fragile- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

The remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but "Fragile"...
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Pink Floyd- The Division Bell 25th Anniversary- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

When Pink Floyd's The Division Bell  was released twenty-five years ago this week, the term "Brexit" had not been coined and Theresa May did not need a hair colorist. Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking ( who did a cameo on the song "Keep Talking"…

Supertramp- Breakfast in America 40th Anniversay- Roger Hodgson

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson joins Redbeard In the Studio on the 40th anniversary of "Breakfast in America".

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Brain Salad Surgery 45th Anniversary- Carl Palmer

It certainly is no accident that Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer each had a hand in actually defining the Prog Rock sound, albeit individually in separate bands, Emerson as a keyboard innovator with The Nice; Greg Lake writing and…

YES- Talk 25th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin

Before their 1994 album Talk   was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver  and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year…