Entries by Red Beard

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Bryan Adams 10-3-88

After a whirlwind Seattle Saturday in September 1988 with a noon interview session with Heart’s Ann Wilson, followed by hamburgers on Mercer Island with Steve Miller for dinner, now I was witness to a spectacular Pacific sunset as I barreled up the scenic coast into British Columbia Canada for a rendezvous in Vancouver with Bryan […]

The Who- 5:15- Toronto 12-17-82

In the legendary rock saga by The Who Quadrophenia  , the “5:15” is the train so designated which the protagonist, Jimmy, rides while stoned “Out of my brain on the train…”. In this live concert performance in 1982, the Who thunders through the song like a locomotive, with Kenney Jones on drums and the late […]

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Win John & Yoko Films “Imagine” & “Gimme Some Truth” on DVD

Two thought-provoking films by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Imagine  and Gimme Some Truth  , have been hand-restored and their soundtracks remixed to surround sound for release by Eagle Vision. The painstaking restoration for DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms is commensurate with “Imagine” being  the best-selling single of John Lennon’s solo career as well as […]

Elton John- Philadelphia Freedom- Foxborough Stadium 9-6-93

Elton John himself confirms here that indeed he and lyricist Bernie Taupin did compose “Philadelphia Freedom” not in 1975 for the US bicentennial the following year, as has been erroneously mythologized for decades, but in fact 1973, twenty years before this spectacular live performance outside Boston during the Walden Woods Benefit at Foxborough Stadium Labor […]

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Steve Miller 9-12-88

Impossible to forget the experience which allowed us, after merely a dozen shows, to declare, “The ‘Eagle’ has landed In the Studio  !” I had just returned a week earlier from a whirlwind Labor Day Weekend 1988 trip attempting the nearly impossible: to fly Dallas to Seattle, first to interview Ann Wilson of Heart for […]

Elton John- Take Me to the Pilot- Foxborough MA 9-6-93

We all know how powerful first impressions are, and it just so happens that the first time I heard Elton John tear into “Take Me to the Pilot“, it was from the live New York City club radio broadcast later released as 11/17/70 ,  so the stripped down live arrangement has always been my benchmark for […]