Entries by Red Beard

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Eric Clapton- Journeyman 30th Anniversary

Eric Clapton‘s mid-Eighties trifecta of studio albums, starting  in 1985 with Behind the Sun   followed by  August,   peaked in Fall 1989 with   Journeyman.  Thirty years on it has aged remarkably well, a combination of strong songs, superb players to support him, and a sympathetic yet discerning producer the likes of which we had […]

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

This reportedly will appear later this month on the upcoming fortieth anniversary edition of Pink Floyd‘s The Wall.  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 […]

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Win Rare David Bowie “Conversation Piece”

David Bowie completists are rejoicing with the release of the five CD set Conversation Piece , consisting of twelve previously unreleased tracks from the period fifty years ago which yielded Bowie’s second album, later retitled Space Oddity,  plus a new remix ofthe full album itself. Bowie-philes of North America should register below before midnight ET […]

Don Henley- Building the Perfect Beast 35th Anniversary 12-9

Don Henley‘s November 1984 solo album Building the Perfect Beast   was so stacked with hits  such as “The Boys of Summer“,”All She Wants to Do is Dance“, and “Sunset Grill“,  was so wildly popular ( #13 Billboard  album chart with  over 3,000,000 sold in the first year), and widely celebrated ( a Grammy, four MTV […]

SHOWCO- Angus Wynne pt 1

The origin story from the last man standing: Dallas impresario Angus Wynne III, who met the late Jack Calmese in a made-for-Hollywood setting, a record store listening booth. Angus brilliantly coined the name, and together they incorporated Showco in 1965 as a talent booking company. Part one of two.

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Cross “Bridges to Buenos Aires” with the Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have been stuffing stockings the world over for more than half a century, so why should this holiday season be any less? This legendary South American suarez included a guest who actually sang center stage “Like a Rolling Stone” and Mick Jagger let him! North American Stones fans register below before midnight […]

Limelight- Rush- Dallas Soundcheck 11-28-12

If you have ever wondered exactly how an arena-filling band like Rush dials in their live sound, here’s a listen to their actual soundcheck at Dallas’ American Airlines Center hours before they opened the doors for their November 2012 “Clockwork Angels Tour” concert there. Since this performance was strictly for the benefit of their front-of-house […]

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Win Foreigner “Double Vision 40th: Then & Now” CD/DVD

Fans had been clamoring for it, but only “The Duke” could pull it off. Foreigner founder/ guitarist Mick Jones arranged for original singer/co-writer Lou Gramm and other original members to join the current Foreigner band in a celebratory tour, captured now as Double Vision 40th: Then and Now   on CD and DVD from Ear Music. […]