Entries by Red Beard

Tommy 50th, pt2- Pete Townshend 5-27

Though released within weeks of each other in 1969, The Who‘s Tommy  was among the last great iconic albums of the Sixties decade while Chicago Transit Authority  may have been, in effect, the first major album of the Seventies. From this distant vantage point fifty years on, it is difficult for me to imagine Tommy […]


Win Eric Clapton Triple Play

Eric Clapton plans to meet many of the world’s greatest guitar players “down at the crossroads” hosting his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival September 20-21 in Dallas. Preparation for such a master class in world-class guitar is here in this EC triple play DVD/CD prize including: –ERIC CLAPTON Slowhand at 70 / Live at the Royal […]


Win It Before You Can Buy It! Grateful Dead “Aoxomoxoa” 50th Anniversary Deluxe 2-CD

Back to front, even fifty years later the Grateful Dead‘s third studio album Aoxomoxoa  cuts a Dead-ly golden anniversary worthy of this 2-CD deluxe edition from Rhino Entertainment! Five winners get the version containing remastered original 1969 mix and the later band-approved 1971 mix, plus a second disc of live performances from San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom […]

Bad Company “Bad Company”- Dallas/ Ft. Worth 7-10-13

One of those odd quirks of rock trivia concerns the fact that the original Bad Company, a band synonymous with Seventies arena rock, never released a live album. The reformed band of Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke who toured in 2008 and a fortieth anniversary tour in 2013, though, had no such allergy […]

Bad Company- Movin’ On- Dallas-Ft Worth 7/10/13

As we prepare to host the members of Bad Company next month to mark the band’s forty-fifth anniversary, it takes only a cursory glance at their set list from their most recent reunion tour to be impressed by just how strong the songs on that May 1974 debut indeed were, as “Ready for Love”, “Movin’ […]