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 .

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".

Paul McCartney- Blackbird January 1991

This may have been one of the MTV Unplugged  series highlights, a live loose acoustic performance by the former Beatle and Wings leader in early 1991 with a crack band of veterans including Robbie McIntosh on lead guitar (ex-Pretenders) and…

Graham Parker- You Can't Be Too Strong- Dallas 10-88

Regardless of where you now stand on the issue of abortion rights, I think we all would agree that this touching, tender, yet confrontationally honest song from Graham Parker's 1979 masterpiece Squeezing Out Sparks (#331 on Rolling Stone's Top…

The Who- Pinball Wizard medley- Toronto 12-17-82

The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey  are out this Summer in North America accompanied by an orchestra to celebrate Tommy's  50th anniversary. A much-bootlegged "final" show at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens in December 1982 has been circulating…

Peter Frampton- All I Want to Be is By Your Side- Dallas 2-94

Working without a net , unrehearsed and totally impromptu ,surrounded by wall-to-wall fans crammed like sardines into a Dallas bar/restaurant in February 1994 for my Friday afternoon remote broadcast on Q-102 ,Peter Frampton obliged his loyal fans with the appropriate "All I Want to Be is By Your Side" which I first played back in 1972 on my first radio station in Findlay , Ohio . -Redbeard

Bad Company "Bad Company"- Dallas/ Ft. Worth 7-10-13

One of those odd quirks of rock trivia concerns the fact that the original Bad Company, a band synonymous with Seventies arena rock, never released a live album. The reformed band of Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke who toured in 2008…

Bad Company- Movin' On- Dallas-Ft Worth 7/10/13

As we prepare to host the members of Bad Company next month to mark the band's forty-fifth anniversary, it takes only a cursory glance at their set list from their most recent reunion tour to be impressed by just how strong the songs on that…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Free Fallin'- San Francisco 2-6-97

Next week we will share Redbeard's exclusive interviews from thirty years ago when Tom Petty was holed up in Mike Campbell's garage making what would come to be known as Full Moon Fever . Enjoy this live romp with the Heartbreakers on "Free…

Robin Trower- The Fool & Me- Denver 8-6-73

Ultra-rare nightclub appearance by a young and hungry Robin Trower barely two years after risking everything by leaving Procol Harum, and just four months after the release of their second album, Bridge of Sighs. Robin takes no prisoners.on "The Fool & Me" 1973.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- I Won't Back Down- San Francisco 2-6-97

With the studio version originally on the Tom Petty solo album Full Moon Fever,  which we will honor here on its 30th anniversary in two weeks, note how Florida natives the late Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stood their ground with a six-string…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd earliest known recording of "Sweet Home Alabama" before a live Ardent Studio audience in Memphis 10/30/73.

Def Leppard "Rock of Ages" Live Medley

This fabulous "Rock of Ages" medley by Def Leppard from the In the Studio archive was unavailable in the U.S. for about twenty years.

Pink Floyd- Money- Knebworth 6-30-90

By the time a soggy Pink Floyd wrapped up  1990's Knebworth Festival on the royal castle grounds outside London in the English countryside, we were drying off in the car headed for a hot meal at Ristorante Ravello in North London. We listened…

Bad Company- Rock and Roll Fantasy- Dallas 7-10-13

Bad Company rips through "Rock and Roll Fantasy" in concert July 10, 2013 in Dallas/ Ft. Worth Verizon Theater.

James Brown Live at Volunteer Jam 9- Nashville Jan 1983

We continue our celebration of American Black History month with this unreleased historical musical moment .The Civil Rights Act of 1964 may have been signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964 , but that simply changed the law in America . Hearts and minds would be another thing entirely , a fact recognized by the Funkadelic 1970 album title "Free Your Mind (and Your Ass Will Follow)" . On January 23 , 1983 I witnessed the true integration of one of the last holdouts from diversity, the Nashville music community , when as part of his annual Volunteer Jam series , host/organizer Charlie Daniels presented the legendary James Brown to headline Volunteer Jam 9 ...(more)