In The Studio Archives: Beard’s Blog

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Fleetwood Mac-On With the Show Tour-Lindsey Buckingham,Stevie Nicks,Mick Fleetwood

To celebrate forty years since forming this line up, Fleetwood Mac is about to embark on a forty date North American tour, doing multiple nights in many of North America’s biggest cities, an unequivocal testament  to this specific band’s evergreen starpower. With singer/songwriter/vocalist Christine McVie on board once again, Fleetwood Mac is back...
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Queen-Live at the Rainbow ’74-Brian May, Roger Taylor

Forty years ago when a young London quartet called Queen headlined the venerable Rainbow Theater there, recording the performance on audio and film was a daunting task, both technologically and financially. Live recording was much more art than science then, with no do-overs, no digital tricks, nowhere to hide. Not that this tightly...
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AC/DC-Highway to Hell 35th anniversary- Angus Young, Malcolm Young

A decade before Guns’n’Roses MTV videos made tattoos into a fashion statement, I met AC/DC singer/ lyricist Bon Scott at my Memphis radio station ROCK 103 in late September 1979. Bon’s generous body art and ear studs, plus his affable demeanor, made Scott appear less like a rock singer and more like a...
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Joe Cocker’s Woodstock Lyrics Revealed!

Yes, Paul McCartney wrote “With a Little Help from My Friends”, and Joe Cocker launched a 45 year career when he and his Grease Band performed it at the Woodstock Festival 45 years ago, forever immortalized a year later in the Woodstock  film. But only now with close-captioning ( and the most brilliant...
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Kinks-Low Budget 35th 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 middle 1970s were tough going for them until reclaiming their rock bona fides with a trifecta of revitalized rock on 1977’s Sleepwalker, 1978’s Misfits, and their biggest seller ever, Low...
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