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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…
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Dire Straits- Rock Hall of Fame Best, pt 2- Mark Knopfler

When the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits became a worldwide hit in Summer 1985, the album Brothers in Arms  from which it came won a Grammy Award for best recorded sound, while the song won another for Best Rock Song that year. However,…

Phil Collins- Easy Lover- live Birmingham UK 1994

Phil Collins performed his song "Easy Lover", originally a hit duet with Earth, Wind, and Fire singer Philip Bailey, in Birmingham England in 1994 on the European leg of his massive two-year 100+ show tour. Multi-talented bass player Nathan…

INXS- Listen Like Thieves - Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

For the story of INXS' breakthrough album Listen Like Thieves  in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band's keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss and sax man Kirk Pengilly tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most…