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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…

R.E.M.-These Days-Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

One of the most bootlegged bands in the world, R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the  Document    anniversary deluxe edition. Listen loudly to prepare for R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Peter Buck,…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- American Girl- San Francisco 1997

This is more or less where it all started for those of us who missed Tom Petty's formative years in Mudcrutch in the clubs around Gainesville FL . It is a miracle that "American Girl" on the 1977 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   over…

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

If you look up the definition of "humble beginnings" in your rock'n'roll dictionary, what you could very well see is a black and white photo dated July 17, 1978 of local lads on the tiny stage of the Satellite Club in Glasgow Scotland, performing…

McCartney's Wings Over America Lifted Off in 1976

Paul McCartney, after the Beatles breakup, made  a much-anticipated return to the stage this week in 1976

Elton John-The Bitch is Back- Foxboro MA Stadium 9-6-93

Sir Elton John is surprisingly vital, exceedingly creative, and energetic as he is now poised with breaking seventy, clearly with a lot left in the tank,

Robert Cray-Right Next Door-Dallas 7-87

In observance of his birthday 8/1, Robert Cray "Right Next Door(Because of Me) " from Dallas July 1987.

U2-Mysterious Ways-1992 New York City Yankee Stadium

"Mysterious Ways" in New York City's original Yankee Stadium in August 1992 on the U2 Achtung Baby tour

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.