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 .

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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…

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…

Crowded House- I Got You- America 2010

This song "I Got You" was done in 1980 by New Zealand band Split Enz, who started their career by dressing in such bizarre  garish make-up that would make KISS look like Lady Gaga. Split Enz was led by Tim Finn and younger brother Neil, who…

Lynyrd Skynyrd feat. Ed King- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Sweet Home Alabama" acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard

Billy Joel- Captain Jack- Long Island 7-81

People that have not been in Billy Joel's corner since the days of The Hassles and Cold Spring Harbor  and Piano Man,  the latter released forty-five years ago this Autumn, truly cannot appreciate the depth of affection millions feel for this…

Billy Joel- Billy the Kid- UConn 12-76

There are moments in time when a photographer's lens or a tape recorder's microphones capture that magical moment just before history is made, and that's what we have here: Billy Joel and his live band, even then aces all, poised on the launching…

Bon Jovi- Born to Be My Baby- acoustic 1988

Jon Bon Jovi remembered to slip me a cassette of this acoustic demo of "Born to Be My Baby", which remained unreleased for decades.

Styx- Blue Collar Man- 2120 Michigan Ave, Chicago- 2004

Styx here live in blues legend Willie Dixon's recording studio at 2120 Michigan Avenue, the site of the original Chess Records, back in 2004 laying down a soul-infused reading of Tommy Shaw's working class musical manifesto "Blue Collar Man".…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Things Goin' On- acoustic 3-93 Dallas

Ronnie Van Zant was writing "back porch music", and Lynyrd Skynyrd was featuring it in their live set, a decade before MTV Unplugged made it trendy. Take a listen to "Things Goin' On", a song that appeared on the Pronounced  album forty-five…

Boston- Hyperspace Pedal Blues- Tom Scholz

Irrefutable proof of why Tom Scholz of the band Boston had to move from his apartment house in Watertown , MA .Turn it up as loud as your gear can go . -Redbeard

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…

Foreigner-"Dirty White Boy"- Dallas 2-95

Original Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm (c), Foreigner founder/guitarist Mick Jones (l), and former bassist Bruce Turgon (r) having fun with that "Dirty White Boy" Redbeard while In the Studio  on Q102 Dallas/Ft.Worth in February 1995. Mick…

ZZ Top- Lagrange- Castle Donington, Derbyshire UK 8-17-85

One of the priceless pieces of twenty-five years of rock history, almost criminally tossed in a dumpster by the new owners of Q102 Dallas/Ft Worth in August 1998, was a tape cartridge that I had dubbed from a cassette containing a live medley…

Soul Asylum " I Will Still Be Laughing" live 4-98

After several alarming live tv meltdowns exposed widespread lip-synching to recorded tracks, there  was a debate raging among rock cognoscenti twenty years ago about whether the majority of Nineties acts who were selling on the charts could…

Scorpions- Eye to Eye for Fathers Day with Klaus Meine

Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine with some good advice on Fathers Day.