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 .

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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The Doors- Who Do You Love- 1970

In Summer 1970 the double disc set Absolutely Live was the first in-concert release by The Doors.  At the time the Los Angeles-based band of (l to r) guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek,  drummer John Densmore, and singer Jim Morrison were easily one of the most successful American bands, with a string of...
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Jethro Tull “Locomotive Breath” Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull’s singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio next week for Aqualung‘s big anniversary, so this should prime the pump with another angle on that material. Here’s another of the rare “Dressing Room Tapes” performances in the backstage dressing room before a Zurich Switzerland 1989 concert...
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Even the Losers

Some of my personal favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs, plus a couple of terrific cover chestnuts, have been collected for the collection Kiss My Amps 2 for this year’s annual Record Store Day  worldwide. Following the previous Record Store Day release of the original Kiss My Amps, the obligatory  Kiss My...
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Cheap Trick- Big Eyes- 12-78 Passaic NJ

Recently In the Studio‘s Mark Fischer saw Rock and Roll Hall of Fame upcoming inductees Cheap Trick at the Capital Theater in Port Chester in Westchester County NY, and he was really impressed at what a great live band they remain. Cheap Trick has been consistently  excellent live for decades, as proven by...
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Ozzy Osbourne- I Don’t Know- Memphis April 1982

Ozzy Osbourne‘s first performance after the tragic airplane accident which killed his young gifted guitarist Randy Rhoads, his tour seamstress, and tour bus driver had the double weight of being a long-scheduled live radio broadcast to America. With Brad Gillis as a last-second fill in, this is Ozzy and band impressively and absolutely...
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The WHO – Behind Blue Eyes- Toronto Dec 1982

Happy birthday to The Who‘s Roger Daltrey tomorrow (Tuesday )! Here’s The Who performing Pete Townshend‘s “Behind Blue Eyes” live on 17 December, 1982 in Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens. – Redbeard...
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Crowded House- Don’t Dream It’s Over/All I Have to Do is Dream- 2010

“Hey now, hey now…“. What a great band. Formed from the stray strands of New Zealand’s Split Enz, Crowded House had up to four lead singers and the brilliant songs of Neil Finn. Not even the almost criminally inept career direction of their management and US promoters could totally sabotage this level of...
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