The Baltes, Post & Carpenter, and Hammer discussions were conducted on the phone. Hiatt, King, and radio man Bucklen were in person, camera in hand. (I was really being paid by the paper as a photographer. See the Home page to see how my music column was accidentally born.)
Despite the grind of questions these musicians put up with in their careers, I must have delivered a few new ones to them, because all gave thoughtful answers, often pausing before speaking.
Please forgive me for the Peter Noone email "interview."