Posts From Lee Zimmerman

Good ‘Sports’: How Huey Lewis and the News Hit a Home Run

‘Sports’ remains one of Huey Lewis and the News’ most memorable efforts, and confirmation that they were decidedly in the game.

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Mott the Hoople’s ‘All the Young Dudes’ Generates Some Hoopla

The album, with its Bowie-written title track, emphasized the band’s bravado, and helped lay the foundation for the ’70s glam movement.

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Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Souvenirs’ — A Keepsake That Was Part of the Plan

The 1974 LP features a star-studded cast of musicians, chief among them Joe Walsh, who not only oversaw its production, but also played guitar on 10 of its tracks

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When ELO’s Magical ‘Face the Music’ Led to Worldwide Success

Other triumphs would follow, but clearly this 1975 best-seller marked a turning point in both their tapestry and trajectory

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The Moody Blues’ ‘Seventh Sojourn’: A Journey All Its Own

Whereas their earlier albums were bathed in day-glo tones, imagery, Mellotrons and mystique, their eighth release was decidedly down-to-earth in comparison.

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Nilsson’s ‘Pussy Cats’: With a Little Help From a Bad Boy Beatle

By 1974, Nilsson’s once-promising career was floundering and it would clearly take something significant to get him back on track. Enter John Lennon.

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Billy Joel’s ‘The Stranger’: The Breakthrough

The album could be considered a greatest hits, given the fact that several of the songs are still considered essential Joel standards.

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Bob Seger’s ‘Against the Wind’: Rockin’ the Mainstream

It’s difficult to discern any one Seger album that stands out overall. Yet even now, some 40+ years on, ‘Against the Wind’ still ranks as one of Bob’s best.

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Eric Clapton’s ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’: A Renewal of Confidence & Strength

The 1974 release stands as a milestone within Clapton’s lingering legacy, no small achievement considering the wealth of great music he’s created.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s ‘Brain Salad Surgery’: A Brainstorm of the Highest Order

The combination of high concept, grandiose execution and ELP’s usual artistic ambition made ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ a mind-blowing effort.

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