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 .

Cars- Just What I Needed- Cleveland 7-18-78

When The Cars played the Cleveland Agora club in early July 1978, they were just a Boston-based baby band with a just-released first album, trying to establish a toehold somewhere outside New England. Showing a tight well-rehearsed band from Day One, here's The Cars embryonic version of "Just What I Needed".

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 10, 2013 in Dallas/Ft. Worth.

U2- Running to Stand Still- ZooTV Yankee Stadium

That night U2 performed "Running to Stand Still", which at that moment served as my personal jet-lagged theme song. We share this to mark the thirtieth anniversary of "Zooropa".

Elton John- Philadelphia Freedom- Foxborough Stadium 9-6-93

Elton John himself confirms here that indeed he and lyricist Bernie Taupin did compose "Philadelphia Freedom" not in 1975 for the US bicentennial the following year, as has been erroneously mythologized for decades, but in fact 1973, twenty…

Queen- Keep Yourself Alive- Hammersmith Odeon 12-75

To help celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen prior to their North American tour coming soon, here is a remarkable live recording of "Keep Yourself Alive" from London's Hammersmith Odeon Theater in late 1975.

The Police- Wrapped Around Your Finger- Buenos Aires 2007

On their way to setting new world records for attendance, The Police reunion tour in 2007-08 made a stop in Buenos Aries, Argentina where they performed this impressive version of "Wrapped Around Your Finger" in front of a huge crowd.

Billy Joel- New York State of Mind- San Francisco 6-75

...a live performance of the then new song "New York State of Mind" in June, 1975 in San Francisco.This may be the earliest known live recording of the gem, but most certainly it would be one of the last performances where no one in Billy Joel's audience applauds during the piano intro in recognition!

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Pride & Joy- Austin 4-15-84

To celebrate this month's fortieth anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Troubles entry onto the national stage with their debut "Texas Flood", here is a performance of "Pride and Joy" in front of a proud Austin audience in April 1984.-Redbeard

Mark Knopfler- Once Upon a Time in the West- Dallas 9-8-19

To herald the upcoming forty-fifth anniversary of that all-important first Dire Straits album, here is a tasty live performance in Dallas/Ft. Worth of a song from the same era, "Once Upon a Time in the West", which would surface on the second Dire Straits album, Communique.

Tina Turner- Tearing Us Apart- with Eric Clapton

Presented to celebrate her legendary life and now death at age 83, this is the definitive version of "Tearing Us Apart" by Tina Turner with Eric Clapton, seemingly in a dead heat race with her band to see who could finish first! [jwplayer…

Talking Heads- Once in a Lifetime- Tokyo Feb 1981

Talking Heads live in Tokyo 1981 with “Once in a Lifetime”.

Dave Edmunds- I Hear You Knockin’- NYC 5-18-83

Dave Edmunds "I Hear You Knockin' " this superb live performance at New York City's Roseland Ballroom in May 1983.

Joe Walsh- Dreams- Dallas 7-10-81

Joe Walsh reactivated his popular solo career in the early Eighties while the Eagles were on hiatus, and in July 1981 played Dallas Reunion Arena to a full house. With the golden anniversary of Joe Walsh's "The Smoker You Drink..." album imminent, here is a live performance of a tasty tune,"Dreams".

Rod Stewart- Rhythm of My Heart- LA Troubadour 4-25-13

Ten years ago this week a remarkable musical event transpired as singing superstar Sir Rod Stewart blew minds, kisses,  and a few monitor speakers with the ill-timed mic drop.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Fortunate Son

When you are as prolific a song craftsmen as Bob Seger, there is little reason to cover anybody else. But a lucky crowd got to hear Bob Seger lead his Silver Bullet Band through a rousing version of John Fogerty's "Fortunate Son" long ago.