spindale cycle

The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" -- We wrap up our longtime tradition of Monday Spindale Cycles with what many consider the greatest rock album of all time. It was indeed the first rock LP to receive an Album of the Year Grammy, and is widely considered a first for concept albums, Art Rock, Progressive Rock, and the Album Era. June 1st marks the 50th anniversary of its release, and we’ll mark it as the kickoff to our 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love, too (stay tuned for details on that!) 

On Monday, May 15, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's classic album Will the Circle Be Unbroken will be the featured album on Spindale Cycle.  We have just two more albums before we wrap up this Monday tradition!  This album is one of our most treasured. Sander will fill the hour with the 2nd half of this epic collection of guests such as Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Maybelle Carter, & Vassar Clements.

On the Spindale Cycle this week we celebrate the birthday of George Harrison (2/25/1943)with a sampling of his successful 1970 album, All Things Must Pass. It features the hit single "My Sweet Lord", as well as songs like "Isn't It a Pity" that were turned down by Harrison's former band, the Beatles. Join Sander for some memories.

Largely ignored by the music industry and consumers when released, this 1971 album is now widely regarded as a masterpiece.  A series of meditations on God, love, and aging through the eyes of an "imperfect man" as he approaches death, it's early Willie for your Spindale Cycle, on his birthday!  




It's Disc 1 of this legendary 1974 live release for the Spindale Cycle, as we continue our celebration of the life of Levon Helm.  We'll air Part 2 on May 21st, as the birthdays of both Dylan and Helm are that week.