Entries by Red Beard

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Win “You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart w/The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra”

Gotta admit, this tune stack is unequaled: from “”Maggie May” and Tim Hardin‘s “Handbags and Gladrags” through “Sailing“, Cat Stevens‘ “The First Cut is the Deepest“,”You’re in My Heart”,”Tonight’s the Night”; the first openly gay inclusive mini-epic,”The Killing of Georgie“, long before the LBGT+ movement had a name; Dylan-inspired “Forever Young“, and Tom Waits‘ masterpiece […]

Queen- Sheer Heart Attack 45th Anniversary- Brian May, Roger Taylor 12-16

After two studio albums and a trial-by-fire legendary US tour supporting lovable Mott the Hoople, London-based Queen was  ready to reign late in 1974 with their third studio album, Sheer Heart Attack   containing “Now I’m Here”,”Stone Cold Crazy” and Queen’s first bonafide hit “Killer Queen“. Yet Roger Taylor will reveal  that all was not […]

Mark Knopfler- Romeo and Juliet- Grand Prairie TX 9-8-19

When Mark Knopfler rolled into the Dallas-Ft.Worth suburbs in September 2019 carrying a really large band ( I believe I counted fourteen musicians in addition to Mark ), it was in stark contrast to the way the world had been introduced to his talent and brand of storytelling in Autumn 1978, centered in the hole-in-the-wall […]

Jimmy Page/ Robert Plant- No Quarter: UnLedded 25th Anniversary

“Moroccan vocal music is just like blues from Mars!” exclaims Robert Plant in today’s Medium Rare interview. The MTV Unplugged television series was getting long in the tooth by the time Robert Plant agreed to join Jimmy Page on it in 1994, but in spawning a US Top 5 selling platinum album No Quarter: UnLedded […]

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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 […]

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

This reportedly will appear later this month on the upcoming Later Years   box set.  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 […]