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One Track Mind: Kenny Loggins and the Second Helping, “Let Me In” / “Hard Times” (1968)

One Track Mind: Kenny Loggins and the Second Helping, “Let Me In” / “Hard Times” (1968)

Never in a million years would anyone guess the lead singer of this gritty and gutsy single is Kenny Loggins. Sounding like a remarkable cross-pollination of the Standells, the Pretty Things and the Shadows of Knight

‘People put the two things together': Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his one-legged flute stance

‘People put the two things together': Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on his one-legged flute stance

Who isn’t familiar with the iconic image of Jethro Tull’s frontman standing on one leg, playing the flute? Ian Anderson shares the unusual beginnings of that signature move.

Gimme Five: Songs where the Rolling Stones, well, sucked

Gimme Five: Songs where the Rolling Stones, well, sucked

Like most fans, we were hoping the Rolling Stones would pull out some deep cuts as they convened to celebrate five decades of debauched rock. What we got, however, was “Emotional Rescue”

‘Might be a big career': It all changes for the Band’s Rick Danko with a visit from Ronnie Hawkins

‘Might be a big career': It all changes for the Band’s Rick Danko with a visit from Ronnie Hawkins

Early musical collaborator Glen Silverthorn remembers the moment Rick Danko began his journey toward membership in the Band, though his friend eventually had to make the switch from guitar to bass.

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

Even today, Pattie Boyd can’t choose between Eric Clapton, the Beatles’ George Harrison

As Pattie Boyd talks about old photos of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, she remains — perhaps appropriately, given that she was the inspiration for Clapton’s love-lorn “Layla” — unable to decide which had been more inspirational.

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed': Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

‘I imagine they’re chaffed and miffed': Despite loving tribute, Steve Hackett still hasn’t spoken to Genesis bandmates

Steve Hackett’s celebrated return to his time with Genesis, both on a hit album and tour, has brought him closer than ever to classic prog-rock songs from the 1970s — but not to his old bandmates.

Sam Samudio, with Duane Allman – Sam, Hard And Heavy (1971; 2013 reissue)

This is a first-time CD reissue in any form of Sam The Sham’s fine 1971 solo album, originally released on Atlantic Records and produced by the legendary Tom Dowd at Criteria Studios in Miami

On Second Thought: Alanis Morissette – Live at Montreux (2013)

On Second Thought: Alanis Morissette – Live at Montreux (2013)

In 1995, she was trudging herself across a desert and screaming out an angst-ridden tune that was possibly about the dude from “Full House.” My teenaged-self went into overdrive at this Alanis Morissette

Forgotten series: True Hearts – The Other Stuff  (1980)

Forgotten series: True Hearts – The Other Stuff (1980)

Coming to be in 1979 and known as the Flirts, this Houston, Texas-based band gained a rabid local following with their bang-up breed of rocking guitar pop.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Earrings [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Green Earrings [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Babylon Sisters (Live)”) ||| ONWARD (“Bodhisattva (Live)”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** One of the better cuts on The Royal Scam — and the lesser cuts on that album are pretty good — this stage version gets the bank of horns handling that signature four chord interruption and other punctuations