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Franco Battiato, RIP

Sad news. Franco Battiato, one of the world's greatest musical artists. His catalog is a veritable sound track through the last five decades, from beat to prog to avant to pop icon to world to classical. Immense and unparalleled talent. RIP, Maestro.

Rare Bird: Beautiful Scarlet – The Recordings 1969-1975, 6CD Box Set Rare Bird

This new anthology features newly re-mastered versions of all of Rare Bird’s albums and singles, with EPIC FOREST being re-mastered from recently discovered first generation master tapes for the first time. The set also features an additional previously unreleased CD of the band’s entire live set recorded by Polydor Records at the Theatre Royal, London in June 1974. Also included is an illustrated booklet featuring exclusive interviews with STEVE GOULD and MARK ASHTON and a facsimile of the rare poster given with initial copies of EPIC FOREST.

Area live on RAI

Half hour clip of Area live on RAI TV in 1977.

Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come: Eternal Messenger – An Anthology 1970-1973, 5CD Remastered Box Set

A deluxe 5 cd boxed set featuring all of the albums by Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come featuring the albums “Galactic Zoo Dossier”, “Kingdom Come”, “Journey” & the archive recordings “Jam – the first sessions 1970” & “at the BBC 1971-1972” (featuring nine previously unreleased tracks). All newly remastered, with thirteen tracks bonus tracks, two never issued on cd, drawn from studio out-takes & rare singles

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Claiming Peter Banks video documentary

Here's an except from the upcoming documentary on the late Yes and Flash guitarist Peter Banks

Danilo Rustici, RIP

Danilo Rustici, guitarist for Ossana and brother of Corrado, passed away on February 26th due to complications of COVID-19. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Legendary rock band Golden Earring stops after 60 years on ALS diagnosis | NL Times

Some pretty sad news here. Let's hear it for Golden Earring, one of the longest standing rock bands out there. You couldn't have lived through the 70s or 80s without loving their hits, but there's a lot more to the band, including some fantastic albums in the 60s and 70s. Take care dear George Kooymans.

It's Psychedelic Baby Interview with Charles Snider

Charles Snider conducted an interview about The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock late last year with It's Psychedelic Baby magazine. You can check it out at the link below. Many thanks to Klemen Breznikar for this!

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Flaming Youth with Phil Collins, live 1970

Here's a gem I've not seen before. Phil Collins drumming and singing with Flaming Youth, his pre-Genesis psychedelic rock group, with keyboardist Brian Chatton and guitarist Ronnie Caryl. Thank you WDR for these amazing historical documents!

Ken Hensley, RIP

More sad news from former Uriah Heep members. Ken Hensley passed away yesterday at age 75. Key songwriter for Uriah Heep's first decade, Ken's route were in Bournemouth, and he was a member of The Gods, whose ranks included Mick Taylor, Greg Lake and John Glascock, and of course, the late Lee Kerslake, who eventually joined Ken in Uriah Heep. My condolences to Ken's family and close friends. He had the magic gift of music! Long may his memory serve...