Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

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Bad Company- Gone, Gone, Gone- Dallas/Ft.Worth 7-10-13

Witness this fiery performance of "Gone, Gone, Gone" by original Bad Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke at suburban DFW Verizon Theater in July 2013, straight off the stage, no overdubs.

Mountain- Never in My Life- Capital Theater Passaic NJ 12-30-73

After the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream broke up, the heir to the throne of most powerful US rock band was the group Mountain...Led by the hulking guitarist/singer/songwriter Leslie West, Mountain posed a daunting challenge to sound engineers, both in the recording studio and live in concert. Here is a rare live recording of Mountain performing "Never in My Life" in late December 1973.

Steely Dan- Pretzel Logic 1991

Though technically not appearing as Steely Dan on the 1991 return to the stage by Donald Fagen, the New York Rock'n'Soul Revue   did include former Steely Dan background singer Michael McDonald, who sings the bridge part along with Fagen on this note perfect live version of "Pretzel Logic", the title song to the third Steely Dan album.

Cheap Trick- Big Eyes- 12-78 Passaic NJ

Cheap Trick has been consistently  excellent live for decades, as proven by this white hot performance long ago at Capital Theater  in Passaic, NJ. Broadcast live in December 1978.

38 Special- Wild Eyed Southern Boys- Memphis 12-31-82

38 Special live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum with"Wild-Eyed Southern Boys".

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Workin’ for MCA- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd in Memphis' Ardent Studio 10-30-73 performing "Workin' for MCA"

Led Zeppelin- Good Times, Bad Times- London Nov. 2007

The song that led off the game-changing album "Led Zeppelin 1" fifty-five years ago in January 1969,"Good Times, Bad Times" appropriately opened Led Zeppelin's storied O2 Arena London reunion in November 2007.

Steve Earle- Days Aren’t Long Enough

"Days Aren't Long Enough" by Steve Earle is the 21st century replacement for "Auld Lang Syne", performed live In the Studio in Dallas in 2007 by the former Guitar Town resident  and his ex-wife, Allison Moorer.

Funky New Year- Eagles

Eagles rare "B" side "Funky New Year". Party, baby.

Cheap Trick- Come On, Come On/ Stiff Competition- Passaic NJ 12-8-78

Forty-five years ago, Cheap Trick was poised on the brink, but depending on what continent you were referencing, it could have been the brink of  Beatlemania-type mass popularity (as in Japan that Summer 1978), or the brink of disaster here…

The Babys- Run to Mexico- NYC 3-23-79

The Babys took the New York City Bottom Line's stage in March 1979, they had released their strongest effort to date, "Head First", and added up-and-coming American keyboard player Jonathan Cain to the outfit fronted by singer John Waite. Here is a very rare recording of The Babys doing "Run to Mexico".

Rolling Stones- Sympathy for the Devil- London Hyde Park 7-2013

We look back ten years to when the Rolling Stones were marking another anniversary by reprising their legendary London Hyde Park show of Summer 1969... with a remarkable concert performance of "Sympathy for the Devil" from the same locale in July 2013.

Paul McCartney- Back in the USSR- Hollywood 2007

Paul McCartney's performance in Hollywood record store Amoeba Records in 2007 is the stuff of rock legend...We figured McCartney's performance of "Back in the USSR" that day would be an appropriate appetizer for the two-hour special we are featuring here In the Studio with Sir Paul to mark the fifty-fifth anniversary of the "White Album" on which the song originally appeared.

Paul McCartney- Blackbird January 1991

To get you primed for the upcoming Beatles “White Album” double-nickel anniversary interviews with the late George Harrison plus Paul McCartney, here is a live performance of “Blackbird” by Macca from 1991.

John Mellencamp- Pink Houses- Dallas 10-91

Here is John Mellencamp's live acoustic performance of  "Pink Houses" on my Dallas/ Ft.Worth Q102 radio show 10-1-91. Don't miss the fortieth anniversary interview about "Uh Huh" with John Mellempcamp here In the Studio next week starting 11/13.