Tag Archives: Prog Rock

RIP Neil Peart

Neil will be greatly missed and I didn’t know that he retired or was sick. Although Rush isn’t a band I’m crazy about, namely due to radio only playing a very small sample of their larger work and much of … Continue reading

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1989: First Grammy® for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal goes to…

…Jethro Tull! I can’t remember exactly when the ceremony was 30 years ago but it’s a solid memory of the year the Eighties closed out. I do clearly remember that the inaugural award went to an act which was neither … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Worth Seeing

After some delays, a sanitized version of Queen’s story has finally hit the big screen with the blessing of Brian May and Roger Taylor, the only two remaining members who tour. Even though he retired in the late Nineties, I’m … Continue reading

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RIP Keith Emerson

Another Prog Rock founder passes away. Keith was the guy who made the keyboardist the lead musician for the Seventies (I would go with Booker T for the Sixties) but I readily admit to having a blind spot before the … Continue reading

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RIP Chris Squire

Yes was a key band of in my Classic Rock education when I lived in Houston. You could often hear “Roundabout,” “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Starship Trooper” on a regular basis through KLOL. The material Chris performed on is … Continue reading

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RIP Robert Moog

Robert Moog died Sunday. His most famous invention being the Moog organ which could be really awesome in the right hands. Last year, there was a documentary about him. I didn’t get to see it (hopefully, I can rent it) … Continue reading

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