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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors 45th- Gary Rossington, the late Charlie Daniels

The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Street Survivors"  seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the victories so inspiring, and the heartbreak so deep that there is simply no need for hyperbole in telling it. Gary Rossington is my guest In the Studio.
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Black Crowes- Southern Harmony…30th Anniversary- Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson

Preparing this thirtieth anniversary interview with Black Crowes co-founders singer Chris Robinson and his younger guitar-playing brother Rich Robinson to mark their second release, "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion", the deja vu was uncanny and not a little bit unsettling. Constantly I had to remind myself that the trends these Atlanta natives were seeing in the mid-1990s, and the predictions they made then, sound eerily like today's headlines. Peering now into their spyglass in reverse, it is both remarkable in its accuracy but, I must admit, troubling in its sense of creeping inevitability.

Black Crowes- Remedy- Oklahoma City 5-10-95

The Black Crowes' finest hour may have been their benefit performance for the shell-shocked innocent citizens of Oklahoma City following the worst terrorist attack in the US April 19,1995.
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38 Special- Special Forces 40th- Donnie Van Zant, Jeff Carlisi

Former singer/ songwriter co-founder Donnie Van Zant and original 38 Special lead guitarist Jeff Carlisi recall band headquarters in an abandoned auto parts garage in a swamp to work up songs, all paying dues that would result in their fifth album,"Special Forces", selling multi-platinum in May 1982. Donnie Van Zant & Jeff Carlisi recall "Caught Up in You","You Keep Running Away","Back Door Stranger", & "Chain Lightning" In the Studio.

38 Special- Back Door Stranger- New Years Eve 1982- Memphis

Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year's Eve 1982 from Memphis' MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here's a smokin' version of 38 Special's "Back Door Stranger" .-Redbeard

Allman Brothers Band- Eat a Peach 50th- the late Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts

The legendary Allman Brothers Band had officially disbanded even prior to the deaths of drummer Butch Trucks and singer/ organist Gregg Allman in 2017, but to this day I still marvel how it all could have possibly continued for almost half a century after what happened so early on at a critical launching point in the band's career during the making of their fourth album, "Eat a Peach , released fifty years ago. it was Duane Allman who formed and led the Allman Brothers Band, and behind them an entire new Southern Rock movement. But at the end of October 1971 midway through the recording of what would become Eat a Peach , Duane died riding his beloved motorcycle. Gregg Allman ( who died May 2017 ) and ex-guitarist Dickey Betts reveal how the music sustained the brotherhood.

Allman Brothers Band- Seven Turns- Los Angeles 6-11-92

The Allman Brothers Band, always one of the largest ( and best ) working bands America ever produced, agreed to the stripped down approach at a radio and record industry convention in Summer 1992 where they performed the title song to their album "Seven Turns".

38 Special- Wild Eyed Southern Boys- Memphis 12-31-82

38 Special live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum with"Wild-Eyed Southern Boys".
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History of Southern Rock pt 2- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Doug Gray, Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Donnie Van Zant, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle

Listen to these stories from the classic rock interviews of the late Gregg Allman, Henry Paul & the late Hughie Thomasson of TheOutlaws,Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray & Jerry Eubanks,Donnie Van Zant & Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special,Charlie Daniels, & Steve Earle.
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History of Southern Rock- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Henry Paul, Doug Gray

The History of Southern Rock pt one interviews with the late Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Henry Paul, Doug Gray of the Marshall Tucker Band, the late Hughie Thomasson, the late Charlie Daniels, many more. Part 1 of 2.