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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Before their 1994 album Talk was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year production at Trevor Rabin’s home in a technologically groundbreaking manner, being the first major release […]
After experiencing YES performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet. At the time YES consisted of musicians with exceptional “chops” including YES co-founding singer/ bass player the late Chris Squire, guitarist […]
One of Britain’s most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople, is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio.
the Joe Bonamassa US tour commences July 26 in San Diego and heads east eventually to a three-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium August 9- 11. Then Joe B lands in Europe beginning September 22, only to return to North America at the end of October to play through the end of November.
It is only fitting that Mick Jones, the British ex-pat who founded Foreigner more than four decades ago, should be the last man standing of the original band nearly two decades into the twenty-first century. With the myriad of changes in both music styles and the business itself over all that time since their 1976 […]
“As I run every light on Memory Lane down to Telegraph Road…” – Mark Knopfler With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would “mark” the occasion of the London band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this weekend with part one of some of their best, starting almost forty […]
Redbeard rocks St Patty’s Day!
One of my secret weapons at making ROCK 103 the top-rated radio station in Memphis from 1980 through 1983 was the friendship that developed with the late legendary John Fry and his wonderfully talented staff at the world-renowned Ardent Studios nearby. As it turned out, one of my personal favorite bands, Houston-based ZZ Top, had […]
…the forty-fifth anniversary of the progressive rock masterpiece by Pink Floyd which not even “Time” can “Eclipse”: The Dark Side of the Moon !