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TOTP 17 OCT 1985

We’ve skipped a week here at the 80s music time machine that is TOTP Rewind and find ourselves rushing headlong into the middle of October 1985. 2,531 more words


Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group - Live

Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live is a live album released in 1977 by Jeff Beck. This album is mostly instrumental, different rock sound. 55 more words


Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum': A Drummer At 74, A Debut Album Nearing 45

Spectrum was an album that I had to grow into. And that growth occurred through a specific kind of context as well. Knowing full well that the album was Billy Cobham’s debut as a leader following his departure from the Mahavishnu Orchestra? 359 more words


Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme

Jan Hammer had his second and last top 5 hit which was more instrumental music from Miami Vice.

This one was his biggest hit, reaching UK#2 in October, and in the chart for the last time on this day in the 80s, at #53.

[VIDEO] All About The Mahavishnu Orchestra with author Walter Kolosky

Meet Walter Kolosky, author of “The Mahavishnu Orchestra Picture Book.” Walter has written three books about the Mahavishnu Orchestra and we’ discuss the history of John McLaughlin’s group. 25 more words


Chart Music #14: September 24th 1987 – A Grey and Pink-Flecked Gelled-Up Nightmare

The latest episode of the podcast which asks: how bad would your war have to get before you start thinking of calling up Johnny Hates Jazz? 309 more words