Entries by Red Beard

John Fogerty- Green River- rehearsal May 1997

Creedence Clearwater Revival, led by John Fogerty, were very busy fifty years ago. Their third album Green River   had just been released, their first since the spectacular breakthrough of “Proud Mary” from Bayou Country , and they were suddenly much in demand for TV appearances and concerts, including one outside Bethel NY called the Woodstock Festival. Decades […]

Redbeard Rocks American Black History Month!

Thanks to Spotify‘s terrific depth, it was as easy as barbeque ribs sliding off the bone to assemble this rock’n’soul playlist of the greatest rockers like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and twenty-five more all paying  tribute to Detroit’s Motown and Memphis’ Stax  African-American musical giants, presented to commemorate American […]

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Pat Benatar- Crimes of Passion

The first time I interviewed Pat Benatar  for her breakthrough second album Crimes of Passion  for January 9, 1989’s episode  #29 of In the Studio, she was very wary of me and visibly uncomfortable. It didn’t take long to understand why: Rolling Stone’s Encyclopedia of Rock’n’Roll states unequivocally in its opening line, “Pat Benatar was […]