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Prog Rock: The Show That Never Ends

Nov 28, 2017

The bands Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Rush, Asia, and Styx have sold, literally, hundreds of millions of albums.

And that's despite the fact that This Is Spinal Tap is a devastatingly accurate spoofing of, ya know... all those bands.

This hour: a look at the rise and fall of progressive rock.

And we'll talk, along the way, to a local prog rock band called, logically, 1974. 1974 plays this Friday night, December 1, at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford.

GUESTS:

  • Adam Clymer - Guitarist for 1974
  • John Dankosky - Executive editor of the New England News Collaborative, and host of The Wheelhouse and NEXT on WNPR
  • Parker Hu - Keyboardist for 1974
  • David Weigel - The author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.