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Steve Howe and the official YES lineup celebrate 50 years

The current — and official — YES lineup, now led by longtime guitarist Steve Howe, is celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary this summer with an innovative tour that features the return of founding keyboardist Tony Kaye, who guests with the current band consisting of YES veterans drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, vocalist Jon Davison, bassist Billy Sherwood. Howe explains the experience to Goldmine.

Dr. John’s “Gris-Gris” Turns 50

Mac Rebennack was run out of his native New Orleans when he was 28 and told to never come back. In Los Angeles, after becoming the go-to guy of recording sessions, he rechristened himself Dr. John, The Night Tripper, and recorded his debut as a solo artist, one of the greatest albums of all-time, 1968’s “Gris-Gris.” Dr. John, now 77, goes over all the fine ingredients that make up this 50-year-old album.

An embryonic Led Zeppelin

The year is 1968. The Yardbirds are having a very real communication breakdown. Jimmy Page then reforms the group into what would become the rock ‘n’ roll behemoth known as Led Zeppelin.

The Rolling Stones’ Satanic psych-out

A little more than 50 years ago, The Rolling Stones went from producing sure-hit singles to bravely exploring a musical direction known as psychedelia with the strangely titled album, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request.’