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Allman Brothers Band- Eat a Peach- the late Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts

The legendary Allman Brothers Band had officially disbanded even prior to the deaths of drummer Butch Trucks and singer/ organist Gregg Allman in 2017, but to this day I still marvel how it all could have possibly continued for almost half a…

Allman Brothers Band- Midnight Rider- LA 6-92

One last midnight ride for Gregg Allman, another sad farewell with the passing of ABB drummer Butch Trucks. Here is a rare 1992 unplugged version of "Midnight Rider".

Lynyrd Skynyrd-One More From the Road 40th Anniversary-Gary Rossington

Original Lynyrd Skynyrd bass player Leon Wilkeson, in what turned out to be his last radio interview. And the late pianist Billy Powell makes a cameo as well...co-founding guitarist Gary Rossington for the band's pivotal 1976 live album One More From the Road ...

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Woman of Mine-Memphis 10-30-73

"Woman of Mine" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of only two Leon Wilkeson collaborations with lyricist/ singer Ronnie Van Zant, but had it not been performed live in Ardent Studio in Memphis on October 30, 1973 during a promotional broadcast on Memphis radio station WMC-FM, there is a real high probability that we would never have known of its existence...

Allman Brothers Band-Live at Fillmore East-the late Gregg Allman,Dickey Betts

The original Allman Brothers Band had to be seen and heard live to be fully appreciated, and in 1971 I was fortunate to see them twice. Now we know that year to be bittersweet, a time of commercial and critical breakthrough as well as tragic…

Allman Brothers Band- Seven Turns- Los Angeles 6-11-92

The unplugged trend in rock bands reinterpreting their most famous songs in an acoustic arrangement was in full bloom when the Allman Brothers Band, always one of the largest ( and best ) working bands America ever produced, agreed to the stripped…

38 Special- Auld Lang Syne/Back Door Stranger/Hold On Loosely/I've Been a Mover

From the 38 Special New Years Eve nationwide radio broadcast live from Memphis on 12/31/82. Original band member  Jeff Carlisi provides blistering lead guitar on "Back Door Stranger", the hit "Hold On Loosely", and the finale rave up "I've…

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Essential pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

( Find part one here ) Even as the band traveled abroad to London for the first time on the infamous 1975 "Torture Tour", Lynyrd Skynyrd  guitarist Gary Rossington explains in this week's classic rock interview that lead singer/ lyricist Ronnie…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential pt 1-Gary Rossington, Ed King

One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and Ed King, the late guitarist Allen Collins, keyboard player Billy Powell,…

38 Special-Back Door Stranger-New Years Eve 1982-Memphis

Performed live and nationwide New Year's Eve 1982 at Memphis' MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here's a smokin' version of 38 Special's "Back Door Stranger" .-Redbeard