Favorite Band Member

Here is a list of bands. I have picked by favorite member that band. It could be I like their songwriting, or their musicianship or their persona. I picked bands usually with more than three members and where it was not one dominant personality, like the Electric Light Orchestra or Dire Straits. 10cc – Eric … More Favorite Band Member

Progressive Rock: Coming in for a Landing

An exciting genre of music enjoyed a tremendous popularity from the late 1960’s through the 1970’s, but even stalwarts like Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Jethro Tull, Moody Blues and Renaissance either changed their style or broke up.  Progressive rock didn’t die, it soldiered on but with less popularity as waves of new musical style … More Progressive Rock: Coming in for a Landing

Renaissance (the band)

Renaissance, the band, was one of the first progressive rock bands I listened to. They found a fair degree of success in the 1970’s before music tastes changed, the band splintered and finally called it quits. The band reformed a few years ago, but we’ll get to that later. Renaissance combined pop with classical, folk … More Renaissance (the band)