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Greg Lake- From the Beginning- Dallas 1992

Greg Lake brought his choirboy voice In the Studio to 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", which appeared on Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's 1972 progressive rock album "Trilogy".

Alan Parsons Project- Eye in the Sky 40th Anniversary

The real-life backstory inspiration for the Alan Parsons Project's million-seller albums "Turn of a Friendly Card", released in November 1980, and even more successful "Eye in the Sky" in June 1982, is pretty interesting. By the Summer 1982, exactly five years after " I, Robot" , you could just spin the FM radio dial to any album rock or Adult Contemporary radio station in America and hear various songs from the Alan Parsons Project's sixth album, such as the hit title song "Eye in the Sky" or "Psychobabble". Alan Parsons is my guest In the Studio..

Alan Parsons Project- I Robot 45th anniversary

Rare classic rock interview with the namesake British recording engineer/producer of the Alan Parsons Project, whose 1977 second album in collaboration with composer the late Eric Woolfson was once  again based on a famous literary work, this time the Isaac Asimov science fiction classic "I, Robot".
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Procol Harum- the late Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower

It is the fiftieth anniversary of "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.
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Supertramp- Even in the Quietest Moments 45th Anniversary- Roger Hodgson

The wonderful music on Supertramp's "Even in the Quietest Moments", peaking at #16 on Billboard and #12 in their native UK, sounds to my ear as vital today as ever, somehow frozen in time like the snow atop the grand piano on the album's cover. One of the Supertramp singer/ songwriters, guitarist Roger Hodgson joins me here In the Studio for a rare classic rock interview while sharing spectacular live performances from transitional album Crisis? What Crisis? plus sublime songs "Give a Little Bit","From Now On","Downstream" and "Even in the Quietest Moments" on that album's forty-fifth anniversary.
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Asia 40th Anniversary- Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes, the late John Wetton

Asia was the 1980s' first "supergroup", including Emerson Lake and Palmer drummer Carl Palmer, former King Crimson/ Roxy Music / UK singer/ bass player the late John Wetton, Buggles vid-kid Geoff Downes on keyboards, and YES guitarist Steve Howe. Their March  1982 debut hit #1 in America on both the album sales chart and the singles for "Heat of the Moment". Asia debut #1 album of 1982 here In the Studio with Carl Palmer,Geoff Downes, the late John Wetton.
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Jethro Tull- Thick As a Brick 50th anniversary- Ian Anderson

Jethro Tull's March 1972 epic "Thick As a Brick" is the only album in music history to attain #1 sales on Billboard containing only one song...Ian Anderson joins me In the Studio on the golden anniversary of Jethro Tull's "Thick As a Brick" for one of the greatest progressive albums ever!
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Jethro Tull- Songs from the Wood 45th anniversary- Ian Anderson

Realize that "Songs from the Wood" by Jethro Tull, released way back in February 1977, was already the English folk/progressive rockers' tenth album! There was nothing that sounded remotely like the ancient pastoral songs and instrumentation on "Songs from the Wood"  then on the all-important American rock radio. Ian Anderson is my guest In the Studio  on "Songs from the Wood" 's forty-fifth anniversary.

Jethro Tull- The Zealot Gene- Ian Anderson

Not since "Aqualung" fully half a century ago had Ian Anderson addressed the historic  characters and iconography of the Old and New Testament Bible this head on, mixed with twentieth century and even current events, as on "The Zealot Gene" by Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson is my guest here In the Studio.
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Pink Floyd- Animals- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

How did Pink Floyd evolve from the sublime introspection of "Dark Side of the Moon" in 1973 to the madness and despair of "The Wall" six years later? David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and  Roger Waters explore the dark, ominous, yet vitally important transitional musical missing link, January 1977's Animals here in my classic rock interview, an album that was highly anticipated.