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The Journey album cover art in the late-70’s is just as iconic as their music. Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse were the creative artistic minds behind many of the early Journey album covers. Their storied careers began with the creation of psychedelic promotional concert posters in California. They were responsible for such classic album covers as Styx’s Grand Illusion, the Steve Miller Band’s Book of Dreams and many Grateful Dead albums. The… Read More

In the 70’s and 80’s, there was hardly a cooler band than ZZ Top. The long beards, the cheap sunglasses, the fuzzy guitars, the MTV videos, all made for legendary Rock and Roll. The trio made up of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were the epitome of ‘coolness’, consistently serving up a spicy blues version of rock and roll tunes about hot girls and hot cars. Deguello was the band’s… Read More

By the time Kansas released it’s breakthrough album, Leftoverture, in 1976, progressive rock music was hitting it’s popularity stride. Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes were blazing the trail of stylistic experimentation and exploration that came to define ‘prog rock’. Fusing together elements of jazz, folk, blues, classical and rock music, the prog rock movement utilized complex arrangements, time signature changes, song length and fantasy subject matters to captivate its listeners.  Kerry Livgren,… Read More