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Bruce Springsteen-Born in the USA-Philadelphia 12-95

After the release of the Ghost of Tom Joad album , which invokes the name of the starving Depression-era Okie in the Grapes of Wrath , Bruce Springsteen did some selected dates without the "E" Street Band . More than a decade after the Republican Party appropriated the chorus from his song "Born in the USA" for President Ronald Reagan's re-election campaign , Springsteen was still rankled by the usage out of context minus the verses . ..(more)

Tom Cochrane-Life is a Highway- Dallas 9-92

The delightfully effervescent Tom Cochrane stripping down to the fundamentals & doing his best Bobby Zimmerman on "Life is a Highway" during one of his several appearances on my Friday afternoon Q102 radio show over the years. - Redbeard [jwplayer…

Bad Company- Shooting Star- Dallas/Ft.Worth 7-10-13

Bad Company really impressed on their Summer 2013 40th Anniversary Tour, and here is irrefutable evidence, as this live performance of "Shooting Star" came straight off the concert mixing console the night of July 10 in Dallas/ Ft.Worth (Grand…

Eric Johnson-"SRV"- Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute

"SRV" , his tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan , is originally from Eric Johnson's "Venus Isle" album , this tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan was done absolutely live , no overdubs , on Q102 October 1996 . Mix by Richard Mullen , house sound by Doug Hall , produced by Redbeard .

Billy Joel-You May Be Right-with Elton John 7-94 Giants Stadium

It was just the stuff of fantasy, until suddenly there they were, "Face 2 Face" on one stage: Billy Joel, the honorary mayor without term limits of New York City, sharing the Meadowlands stage with the incomparable Elton John! Billy gives us…

John Mellencamp- Martha Say- Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a woodburning stove in the still snow-covered woods among the hills and "hollers" of Central Indiana's Brown County . But we weren't there for skiing or even simply to chill out . Instead , I was there to record the private rehearsal for the upcoming John Mellencamp tour .

Charlie Sexton-Wishing Tree-Dallas May 1995

Austin Texas-based musician Charlie Sexton's career arc resembles more an electrocardiogram, with stops as a Bob Dylan protege, solo in the mid-'80s, then the probably too-good-to-last Arcangels with Double Trouble's Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon,…

Melissa Etheridge-Chrome Plated Heart-Dallas 1988

Melissa Etheridge, visiting Dallas radio station Q102 as a rookie in 1988, stepped up to the plate live, took a swing at "Chrome Plated Heart" from her debut released in 1988, and knocked it out of the park, performing on the guitar pictured…

Bruce Springsteen-Youngstown-12-9-95

"From the Monongahela Valley to the Mesabi iron range To the coal mines of Appalachia, the story's always the same Seven hundred tons of metal a day, now sir you tell me the world's changed Once I made you rich enough, rich enough to forget…

Roger McGuinn-Turn Turn Turn-Dallas 1-17-91

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn of The Byrds appearing live on my Dallas/Ft.Worth radioto sing the Pete Seeger classic "Turn,Turn,Turn"