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Journey’s first Top 20 hit was released 35 years ago: ‘Very influenced by the great Sam Cooke’

Journey’s first Top 20 hit was released 35 years ago: ‘Very influenced by the great Sam Cooke’

Issued in September 1979, Journey’s first-ever Top 20 hit found Steve Perry playing a surprising role.

The Beatles and Me on Tour, by Ivor Davis (2014): Books

The Beatles and Me on Tour, by Ivor Davis (2014): Books

‘The Beatles and Me on Tour’ recounts Ivor Davis’ month traveling with the band as an embedded correspondent in 1964.

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

Stanley Clarke + Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Herring, Joe Walsh, others – Up (2014)

A welcome return to fusion, ‘Up’ finds Stanley Clarke going back to his genre-defying ways.

Gary Moore – Live at Bush Hall (2014)

Gary Moore – Live at Bush Hall (2014)

‘Live at Bush Hall’ isn’t a Gary Moore hits package, so much as a journey deep into his considerable craft.

Bryan Murray, “Lundblam!” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Bryan Murray creates a scary hip-hop/out-jazz Frankenstein that points ahead to an interesting new direction for this intensely creative saxophonist.

What ever happened to Queen’s John Deacon?: ‘He doesn’t feel able to cope’

What ever happened to Queen’s John Deacon?: ‘He doesn’t feel able to cope’

Queen co-founder John Deacon retired in 1997, and has remained absent even as the group returned to the road and the studio.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” from Planet Waves (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Forever Young” from Planet Waves (1974): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band never tired of “Forever Young,” finding new meaning with each passing year, and each passing version.

The Rev. Gary Davis + Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Louisiana Red, others – The Blues and Salvation (2014)

The Rev. Gary Davis’ resonant blend of gospel and blues is as electrifying today as it was when he first rose to fame.

Derek Fawcett – Feel Better (2014)

Fawcett’a songs possess the depth, maturity and easily engaging quality lacking from other singer-songwriters these days.

Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple is reliably good on ‘Celebrating Jon Lord.’ The surprises, however, come from one-of-a-kind combinations of acolytes and fans.

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