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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Allman Brothers Band- Midnight Rider- LA 6-92

One last midnight ride for Gregg Allman, another sad farewell with the passing of ABB drummer Butch Trucks. Here is a rare 1992 unplugged version of "Midnight Rider".

Steve Winwood – Why Can’t We Live Together?

Back in 1972 while working at my first radio station in Ohio, I got a lesson in soul music from Timmy Thomas and the single "Why Can't We Live Together?", and apparently an ocean away Steve Winwood, ex-Spencer Davis Group wunderkind, Traffic…

David Bowie- China Girl- New York City 1999

Did you know that the late David Bowie pioneered the art and technology "livestreaming" even before the new millennium? I was there in New York City when the Album Network teamed with David's bowie.net to live stream his show from the Kit Kat Klub November 19, 1999. Here's "China Girl" from that show.

Bonnie Raitt- Love Me Like a Man- Austin- Memorial Day 1987

When she played a memorable acoustic set on Memorial Day weekend at Austin's Auditorium Shores back in 1987, Bonnie Raitt called out hometown harp honker Kim Wilson, then of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, to join her on Chris Smithers' "Love Me Like a Man".

Metallica- King Nothing- San Francisco 2-6-16

When the Super Bowl was played in San Francisco in February 2016, hometown Bay Area hard rock heroes Metallica were the obvious choice for the midpoint entertainment slot...except the Load   they were bringing was deemed "too heavy for halftime"…

Paul McCartney- We Can Work It Out

Confidence & poise to know that the audience is totally with Paul McCartney live so that "We Can Work It Out".

U2- Vertigo- Paris 12-15

The violent terrorist attack in Paris in November 2015 at an Eagles of Death Metal concert dealt a shocking sucker punch to the residents of one of the world's truly great cities, postponing a scheduled U2 Paris concert. But the members of U2 did not stay away long. Turn up this blazing performance of "Vertigo" by U2 at the make-up Paris concert barely three weeks after the carnage.

Roxy Music- Take a Chance with Me- Radio City Music Hall 5-26-83

the ad agency for a big brokerage house  switched to Roxy Music's "Take a Chance with Me" in the latest tv spot. Here is Roxy Music and singer Bryan Ferry performing it live back in May 1983 during a broadcast from Radio City Music Hall.

Aerosmith- Last Child- Brussels 10-31-93

Originally found on Aerosmith Rocks  forty-five years ago, this little mid-tempo song was performed in concert on Halloween in Belgium in 1993. "Last Child" is proof that Aerosmith rocks in any language, on any continent, in any decade.

AC/DC- Jailbreak- Dallas 10-85

When AC/DC played Dallas in October 1985, the band "threw the dog a bone" by performing "Jailbreak" for their earliest American fans who were in San Antonio and Dallas/ Ft. Worth ten years earlier when the Aussie's were just struggling to get known by playing Texas clubs.  

Rolling Stones- Brown Sugar- Los Angeles 2015

Back in 2015 when the Rolling Stones were playing tight and right,  presciently Mick Jagger knew that they had better do something special for the Rolling Stones' fiftieth anniversary of the landmark album "Sticky Fingers", albeit six years early. The Stones played every song from it at the LA Fonda Theater, including this spirited version of "Brown Sugar".

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.