Entries by Red Beard


Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends 50th Anniversary- Art Garfunkel

At least indirectly, we have the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkel masterpiece Bookends  the following year, according to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel here In the Studio. Certainly not in songs or sounds per se, but Art explains that Sgt Pepper…  established the album […]


Win Love “Forever Changes” 50th Anniversary Box Set

Those of us who actually experienced the storied Summer of Love 1967 usually cling to one or two magical albums which defined the time, and also served as a line of demarcation for our personal evolution from the restrictive Top 40 pop to boundless album rock. Contemporary with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Surrealistic […]


Win “Still On the Run: the Jeff Beck Story” DVD

Famously he may have a hot rod heart, but Jeff Beck negotiates the hairpin turns of a Telecaster or the screaming straightaways of a Stratocaster like a Gran Prix driver! In my more than forty years of interviewing the greatest rock guitar players in the world, more have given the nod to Jeff Beck as […]

Win John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theatre” DVD/CD

Great concept here on the new John Mellencamp DVD/CD Plain Spoken: From the Chicago Theatre  . On the DVD film, you can choose between the intimate full length concert experience with Mellencamp’s stories and commentary illuminating his Songwriters Hall of Fame compositions like “Small Town”,”Minutes to Memories”,”Check It Out”,”Rain on the Scarecrow”,”Paper in Fire”,”Authority Song”, […]

Simple Minds- See the Lights- Sydney 12-7-12

Even turned upside down under and standing on their heads, those “Simple Boys”( as the local pensioners would refer to them back home in Scotland ) can still make a big noise, as evidenced here in a very rare December 2012 Sydney concert recording of Simple Minds performing “See the Lights“.-Redbeard 

Rod Stewart- Rhythm of My Heart- LA Troubadour 4-25-13

Five years ago this week a remarkable musical event transpired as singing superstar Sir Rod Stewart blew minds, kisses,  and a few monitor speakers with the ill-timed mic drop by surprising everybody by packing his big thirteen-piece band onto the intimate stage of Los Angeles legendary Sunset Strip nightclub The Troubadour. Here’s a simply charming […]