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Todd Rundgren's Utopia-"The Very Last Time" Boston 11-79

“The Very Last Time” that Todd Rundgren performed live with his ace band Utopia reportedly was over thirty years ago, so you can imagine that it is a pretty big deal for us hardcore Todd-followers that a box set and a reunion tour are both…

Robert Cray- Smoking Gun- Dallas 1987

Another stellar live performance, no overdubs,  by the Robert Cray Band at Dallas club Redux in July 1987, "Smoking Gun" and the album Strong Persuader   resulted in Cray being heralded by no less than legendary Dallas native Steve Miller…

Elton John- Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me 9-6-93

Elton John created quite a buzz  announcing his retirement from  live performance by simultaneously cushioning the considerable blow with news of a massive final tour. Tickets are already on sale for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour which…

Bryan Adams- I Fought the Law- Belgium 1988

Bryan Adams has always been a terrific live performer. Case in point: when I visited Bryan  at his Vancouver home way back in September 1988, the band had just completed a very successful European tour, including a  set at Werchter Belgium…

Jackson Browne-Two of Me,Two of You-unreleased Los Angeles 1994

In February 1994  I had the pleasure to interview Jackson Browne again  in a Los Angeles recording studio, so shortly before the session we asked his manager if Jackson would oblige us with an acoustic performance. "No, probably not, he's…

Aerosmith- Love in an Elevator- Brussels 10-31-93

Proof positive that on Halloween night 1993, there was not a band on the planet better than Aerosmith in concert. Exhibit A is this sizzling live version of Aerosmith's "Love in an Elevator". -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/AEROSMITH%20LIVE%20v2/Live%20Brussels%2010-31-93%20v2/%20LIVE-aerosmith-love-elevator.mp3"…

Charlie Daniels Band-The Devil Went Down to Georgia 1-13-79

Charlie Daniels told me that he had just finished writing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" before he and the Charlie Daniels Band performed it at their annual Volunteer Jam in Nashville on January 13,1979 , making this performance the first ever before a live audience .-Redbeard

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 over forty…

Rush-New World Man-1984

Believe me that the 1984 Rush Grace Under Pressure Tour was named appropriately, because on opening night in Albuqurque Geddy Lee was the epitome of exactly that, playing busy bass, electronic keyboards, organ pedals with his feet, and singing...all…

Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb-Knebworth 6-30-90

Practically all of the later headliner performances at the 1990 Knebworth Festival outside of London were plagued by the rain, but the hearty British spirit won the day both onstage and in the soaked crowd. Here is Pink Floyd soldiering through…