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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)

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 .

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"

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Sweet Home Alabama" acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard

Peter Frampton-All I Want to Be is By Your Side 2-94

Working without a net , unrehearsed and totally impromptu ,surrounded by wall-to-wall fans crammed like sardines into a Dallas bar/restaurant in February 1994 for my Friday afternoon remote broadcast on Q-102 ,Peter Frampton obliges his loyal fans with the appropriate "All I Want to Be is By Your Side" which I first played back in 1972 on my first radio station in Findlay , Ohio . -Redbeard

Davey Knowles Back Door Slam

A full two years prior to it being released as the title song to Back Door Slam's second album, Davey Knowles & company performed this live acoustic version of Comin' Up for Air on my Dallas radio show in September 2007 - when the three bandmembers from the Isle of Man were only 18 years old ! -Redbeard