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Chicago Transit Authority pt2- Robert Lamm

Chicago co-founder Robert Lamm with Redbeard "In the Studio" for Chicago Transit Authority pt 2.
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Van Halen II 45th- Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, the late Eddie Van Halen

Van Halen's  1978 debut probably guaranteed their election to the Rock 'n'Roll Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Six years later they even topped that with "1984". Every one of the four Van Halen albums in between, "II" released in March 1979, " Women and Children First", "Fair Warning",  and "Diver Down"  would all sell a million-plus and chart Top 6 on Billboard  album sales. The late Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, & original bass player/background singer Michael Anthony join me In the Studio.
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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.
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Bad Company- Desolation Angels @45- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

Bad Company ended the Seventies decade strongly on the wings of "Desolation Angels" forty-five years ago, and Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke join Redbeard In the Studio to recall making "Rock and Roll Fantasy","Oh Atlanta", and "Gone Gone Gone".
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ZZ Top- Antenna 30th Anniversary, pt2- Billy, Dusty, Frank

This is the conclusion of the ZZ Top "Antenna" world premiere radio broadcast on January 15, 1994 with Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard live from Manhattan's Hit Factory to millions all over North America. In part two we learn that ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard had a fascinating side hustle as the owner of his own professional auto racing team, which came in second at Daytona in their first race!
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Pretenders- Learning to Crawl 40th Anniversary- Chrissie Hynde

Forty years ago, after two highly-acclaimed full albums plus an EP, the Pretenders led by American singer/co-writer Chrissie Hynde, had fired their bass player because of drug abuse, only to have their guitarist/co-writer overdose and die two days later. American ex-pat Chrissie Hynde pulls no punches with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties' great comeback albums "Learning to Crawl" in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort.

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.
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R.E.M.- Green 35th- 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,quirkiest, angular rock of any American band...Michael, Peter, and Mike all join me here In the Studio for the 35th anniversary of R.E.M.'s four million seller "Green".
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YES- 90125- Jon Anderson,Trevor Rabin,Tony Kaye, the late Chris Squire & Alan White

The musical moonshot “90125” by YES 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".
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Who- Quadrophenia – Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, the late John Entwistle

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this interview for the first in a two-part look at "Quadrophenia", the last word on Townshend's October 1973 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release ...(more)