Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

Dave Clark on ‘All the Hits’: ‘The Imperfections Made Them Perfect’

“We believed the song should have that same excitement of when we played live,” says Dave Clark, on recording the big DC5 hits like “Glad All Over.”

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Jerry Garcia: A 1976 Encounter with the Grateful Dead’s Figurehead

In the Grateful Dead, no two people have the same conception musically, which makes it harder. Nobody gets their way,” Garcia said in this archival chat.

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Berry Gordy: A Chat with the Man Who Made Motown

Soon to be a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, the entrepreneur who gave us Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and so many others looks back.

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‘Dylan Goes Electric’ Author Talks Newport 1965

Author and folklorist Elijah Wald explores the myths, context and events surrounding the famous electric live debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival

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Jon Anderson Talks Yes and ‘Olias’: ‘It’s Magic For Me’

We talked to the Yes co-founder who says he has no plans to slow down. “In the next 20 years, I’ve gotta do some serious work”

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George Harrison & Ravi Shankar on the ‘Bangladesh’ Concert, the Sitar, Their Friendship & More

In 1971, two friends got together to help millions in need. The result was a landmark concert. In this 1997 chat, they discuss ‘Bangla Desh’ & more.

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Linda Ronstadt on Eagles’ Start and SoCal Music Scene

In an intimate conversation, the Rock Hall of Famer discusses the ’70s SoCal singer-songwriter boom and how her backing band evolved into Eagles

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Arlo Guthrie Talks Woody, ‘Alice,’ Seeger

A half-century after the death of his folk legend father, Woody, and the release of ‘Alice’s Restaurant,’ the singer-songwriter still heard the call

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Mark Farner on Grand Funk Railroad’s Legacy

What was it like to be in a band popular enough to sell out Shea Stadium, even while rock critics despised you? We asked Mark Farner.

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Santana’s Michael Shrieve on Playing Woodstock at Age 20

The drummer had a big moment at the ’69 festival – at age 20. When that lineup reunited for a 2016 album + concerts, the chemistry was there

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