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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.

10 Albums That Changed My Life: Tony Franklin

Tony Franklin rose to prominence in the ’80s as the bassist with The Firm, the supergroup that grew out of the ashes of the mighty Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page leading on guitar. The 10 albums that influenced Franklin’s life built the backbone of his nickname, “The Fretless Monster.”

Tull’s Ian Anderson announces ‘Thick As A Brick’ sequel, tour

Ian Anderson Thick As A Brick poster

For the 40th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ album, vocalist and flutist Ian Anderson has conceived an ambitious sequel and StCleve.com, a reimagining of the original album cover. The fate of character Gerald Bostock is now in the hands of The Ian Anderson Band, now on a worldwide tour.