In The Studio: Live

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Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

The Who- Love Ain’t for Keeping- Toronto 12-82

As we prepare here In the Studio  for the big anniversary of The Who‘s magnificent masterpiece Who’s Next mid-August, we share an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, “Love Ain’t for Keeping“. –Redbeard...
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Greg Lake- Affairs of the Heart- Dallas 1992

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer showed up In the Studio one afternoon with a curvy blonde (guitar) on his lap and serenaded us with this spine-tingling rendition of “Affairs of the Heart”. Greg returns In the Studio with old friend Carl Palmer the week of July 25 to reminisce about the...
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Allman Brothers Band- Seven Turns- Los Angeles 6-11-92

The unplugged trend in rock bands reinterpreting their most famous songs in an acoustic arrangement was in full bloom when the Allman Brothers Band, always one of the largest ( and best ) working bands America ever produced, agreed to the stripped down approach at a radio and record industry convention in Summer...
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Foreigner- White Lie- Dallas 2-95

With Foreigner founder Mick Jones on acoustic guitar and backing vocal, Bruce Turgon on acoustic bass, and former lead singer/lyricist Lou Gramm live unplugged February 6, 1995 in Dallas Texas performing “White Lie”. –Redbeard         ( L-R: Mick Jones, Redbeard, Lou Gramm, Bruce Turgon)...
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ZZ Top- Rough Boy- London with Jeff Beck

There has been a flurry of news coming from the Texas twisted world of ZZ Top in the last week and it’s all good. First, bass player/ singer Dusty Hill has recuperated sufficiently from a nasty backstage fall in the Spring to rejoin the band for some very high-profile gigs in the UK...
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Little Feat- Dixie Chicken medley- Dallas 1988

In producer Glyn Johns wonderfully behind-the-scenes memoir Sound Man he tells how he suggested to the Rolling Stones during preliminary sessions for Back and Blue that they all go to see Americans Little Feat in a theater concert in order to jump-start the venerable British band. Johns remembers it as one of the...
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Jeffrey Gaines- In Your Eyes- Dallas 1992

With Peter Gabriel‘s superb So album marking an anniversary, it brings to mind this bold cover version of one of Gabriel’s most-loved songs. Clearly, young Jeffrey Gaines was already reinterpreting  “In Your Eyes” and mesmerizing audiences with it as early as Fall 1992, which this live acoustic performance on my Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio show...
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Who- Long Live Rock- Toronto 12-82

Clearly The Who never got the memo that “rock is dead”, not in 1972 when Pete Townshend first wrote and sang it, not ten years later when they performed this terrific version in Toronto, and according to all accounts including their drummer Zak Starkey‘s dad, not this past Thursday when they sold out...
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Rod Stewart- Forever Young- LA Troubadour 4-25-13

In his very entertaining best-selling memoir Rod, confessions are commonplace, including Rod Stewart‘s admission that he nicked the title of his 1988 international hit “Forever Young” off of the Bob Dylan song. But the song and this performance of it in April 2013 in the famous West Hollywood club The Troubadour are unmistakably...
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John Fogerty “Born on the Bayou” 1997 rehearsal

One of the greatest honors I have had in over 40 years of rock radio was interviewing John Fogerty, then introducing him and his ace band to an adoring small private audience at band rehearsal May 1997 in Burbank, performing the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic which he wrote, “Born on the Bayou”. –...
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