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Aimee Mann- Put Me on Top- Ft Worth 4-92

Aimee Mann, almost unplugged, performs "Put Me on Top" from her solo debut "Whatever" atop (literally) Ft.Worth club Caravan of Dreams overlooking Sundance Square in April 1992 .-Redbeard

Kinks- Sleepwalker 45th Anniversary- Ray Davies

The Kinks were probably a lock for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for their British Invasion Sixties output alone, but the first half of the Seventies were tough going for them until reclaiming their rock bona fides starting with February…
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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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Todd Rundgren- Something Anything 50th anniversary

He may have waited interminably long on the Rock Hall induction, but fifty years ago his third solo effort, a double album no less, put forth Todd Rundgren's effective nomination loud and clear by spotlighting him and his Spring 1972 masterpiece "Something/ Anything?". Todd Rundgren is my guest In the Studio.
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Neil Young- Harvest

Neil Young delivered "Harvest", his most popular and , perhaps, most influential album in February 1972. Only Bob Dylan's groundbreaking "Nashville Skyline"... the touchstones for the whole Americana musical genre.

Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow- Grace Slick, the late Marty Balin & Paul Kantner

To carve in three dimensions the zeitgeist of the Summer of Love in 1967 America, you would have to chisel the Jefferson Airplane's second album "Surrealistic Pillow" into any Mt. Rushmore of Rock...Jefferson Airplane co-founder singer/songwriter Marty Balin (who passed away 2018), Grace Slick, and rhythm guitarist/songwriter Paul Kantner,  who died in 2016, joined me for this landmark recording "Surrealistic Pillow" released the first week of February 1967.
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Fleetwood Mac- Rumours 45th anniversary- Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" forty-fifth anniversary. Guests are Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood In the Studio with Redbeard.

Humble Pie- Rockin’the Fillmore 50th- Peter Frampton, Jerry Shirley

...(cont) Humble Pie the full fiery amalgam was unleashed of Small Faces veteran Steve Marriot's megawatt blue-eyed soul voice , the thundering rhythm section of ex-Spooky Tooth bass player Greg Ridley and drummer Jerry Shirley, with the melodic lyrical lead guitar of a teenage Peter Frampton . Frampton and Shirley join me In The Studio for this classic rock interview on the golden anniversary of Humble Pie "Rockin' the Fillmore" @ 50..
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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death- Killer

"Love It to Death" in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn't change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard "I'm Eighteen" off of Love It to Death ,  and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was
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YES- Fragile- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

The remarkably durable breakthrough fourth album by progressive rockers YES has turned out to be anything but "Fragile"... YES co-founder Jon Anderson is joined In the Studio by keyboard innovator Rick Wakeman who joined the band to make "Fragile".