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 .

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band-Factory-Cleveland 8-9-78

With the release of the album Darkness on the Edge of Town in 1978, Bruce Springsteen went from the Cinemascope sweep of Born to Run three years earlier to the Rock Generation's defacto Secretary of Labor.

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Woman of Mine-Memphis 10-30-73

"Woman of Mine" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of only two Leon Wilkeson collaborations with lyricist/ singer Ronnie Van Zant, but had it not been performed live in Ardent Studio in Memphis on October 30, 1973 during a promotional broadcast on Memphis radio station WMC-FM, there is a real high probability that we would never have known of its existence...

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

Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive acoustic 3-18-87

Very rare acoustic duet of "Wanted Dead or Alive" recorded March 18, 1987 by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora , remastered by Redbeard .

Metallica-The Unforgiven-San Francisco 2-16

So who did the the NFL secure to perform at halftime during the historic 50th All-American Super Bowl, broadcast to over a billion viewers worldwide from San Francisco, a city with a long rich heritage of musical contributions? Coldplay, the finest British innocuous band money can buy.

The Who- Baba O'Riley- Toronto 12-17-82

Getting in tune and counting the days until Pete Townshend returns In the Studio on the 15th of this month for the 45th anniversary of the timeless Who's Next. Here is The Who with Kenney Jones on drums in Toronto December 1982 with a spirited…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-Mary Jane's Last Dance- San Francisco 2-97

Tom Petty is my guest to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Into the Great Wide Open, so here is a rare recorded concert performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers doing the one-off "Mary Jane's Last Dance" which did not quite make the…

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

As we prepared here In the Studio  for the big anniversary of The Who's magnificent masterpiece Who's Next mid-August, we shared an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, "Love Ain't for Keeping". -Redbeard…

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…

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…

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 [jwplayer config="Audio…

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…

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…

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…

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…