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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Rolling Stones- Honky Tonk Women- London 3-14-71

Eras in music no more follow the calendar than Mother Nature does. Thus fifty years ago in mid-March 1971 the last live performance of the Sixties in effect may actually gone down when the Rolling Stones ended their brief Scottish/ English tour at London's Roundhouse with this final performance of "Honky Tonk Women".

U2- Until the End of the World- NYC Yankee Stadium 1992

U2's "Until the End of the World", it is imperative that the listener understand that the singers' (plural) perspectives change every time the stanzas do. The singer in the first stanza is Jesus Christ; the singer in the second stanza is Judas; and in the final stanza, it's you and me.

Rush- 2112- Dallas 2012

In 2012 Rush projected exactly one hundred years into a most uncertain future with this performance of the "2112 Overture/ Temples of Syrinx" medley during what sadly turned out to be one of their last concerts there.

Led Zeppelin- For Your Life- London 12-10-07

In the December 2007 reunion concert at London's O2 Arena to pay tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, Led Zeppelin trotted out "For Your Life", a song from Presence  which lead singer Robert Plant informs us that the original band with the late drummer John Bonham had never performed in concert.

Van Halen- Best of Both Worlds- Dallas 12-91

The Van Halen free concert ( you read that right, FREE ) in the streets of downtown Dallas on the afternoon of December 4, 1991 included this performance of "The Best of Both Worlds".

Jethro Tull- Locomotive Breath- Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull's singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio  next week for the band's big fiftieth anniversary of "Aqualung", so this should prime the pump with another angle on all of that material. Here's another of the rare "Dressing Room Tapes" performances in the backstage bowels of the concert hall before a Zurich Switzerland 1989 concert with guitarist Martin Barre  ripping a spirited "Locomotive Breath".

R.E.M.- Half a World Away- Milton Keynes UK 7-30-95

This live R.E.M. performance outdoors in the English countryside of "Half a World Away" in Summer 1995 serves as an appetizer for the upcoming rockumentary here In the Studio for the parent album "Out of Time" 's thirtieth anniversary coming 3/1.

Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight”- Live Aid Philadelphia 7-13-85

with 100,000 people for Live Aid US, I stood back of center stage about ten feet behind Phil Collins who was seated at a black grand piano. Beside me looking over his 3"x 5" recipe cards with notes for stage announcements stood Jack Nicholson. Collins, fresh off the Concorde supersonic jet which had conveyed him from his earlier performance at the London Live Aid concert, sang his surprise movie hit "Against All Odds" and then "the other song I know on piano"...

Rush- Limelight- Dallas Soundcheck 11-28-12

Rush soundcheck Dallas November 2012 performing “Limelight”.

Jackson Browne- The Two of Me and You- Los Angeles 1994

Jackson Browne sings an unplugged In the Studio exclusive “The Two of Me and You".

Bad Company- Runnin’ with the Pack- Dallas/Ft.Worth 7-10-13

It doesn't get any better than this exclusive live performance of Bad Company  "Runnin' with the Pack", no overdubs, just as the audience loved it July 2013 in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

David Bowie- White Light/ White Heat- New York City 1996

this ultra-rare live acoustic performance by David Bowie of the Velvets' "White Light/White Heat" in New York City 1996

Styx feat. Tommy Shaw- Crystal Ball- 1981 Memphis

Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw rolled out of bed and used a borrowed acoustic guitar to sing live on my afternoon show ...1981 acoustic version of his "Crystal Ball" ( with the extra verse not on the Styx version)

Peter Frampton- Nowhere’s Too Far for My Baby- Montreal 2011

Here's Peter Frampton on 2011's  triumphant Frampton Comes Alive 35   tour with  a terrific song called "Nowhere's Too Far for My Baby" which was dropped for vinyl time restrictions from the original Frampton Comes Alive   album. This tight performance is  from the Montreal  show in 2011.

Toadies New Years Eve 25th Anniversary- Dallas Bomb Factory 12-31-95

The hottest New Years Eve ticket in Texas twenty-five years ago was  The Toadies live at Dallas' Bomb Factory. The Ft. Worth band's "Rubberneck"  album had just been certified gold on its way to a million in sales, and even though the Bomb Factory held thousands, the concert sold out in advance, so my radio station Q102 broadcast the Toadies live.