The Posies- Dream All Day- 1993 Dallas

The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community.…

Rock’s Picasso, Storm Thorgerson, Goes to the Great Gig in the Sky

We just received word that Storm Thorgerson, the most prolific, most influential rock graphic artist ever, has passed away at age 69. Most widely known for his work with the Hipgnosis team in England for the long series of Pink Floyd covers,…

Andy Johns, British Producer & Engineer,Passes Away at 61

It has been a week of great loss in the music world, with first the inestimable death of Phil Ramone last week & now the uber-engineer/producer Andy Johns. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, big brother producer Glyn Johns, and Andy's…

Roger McGuinn-Turn Turn Turn-Dallas 1-17-91

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn of The Byrds appearing live on my Dallas/Ft.Worth radioto sing the Pete Seeger classic "Turn,Turn,Turn"

Davey Knowles’Back Door Slam- Outside Woman Blues-Dallas 9-07

Irrefutable proof that Cream continues to influence multiple generations of world class musicians  years after Disraeli Gears, here are Back Door Slam trio from the Isle of Man, led by guitar phenom Davey Knowles,  doing the vintage blues…

Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook-Crying in My Sleep 10-91

From October 1991 in Arlington TX nightclub live on Q102, Squeeze mainstays Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook strumming through "Crying in My Sleep" remarkably with no stage, no monitors, no PA,  no lights, straight off the floor. Wow, what…

A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt 3

The conclusion of the A&M Records 50th anniversary with interviews and music from the Eighties and Nineties, including Bryan Adams and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell. Part 3 of 3   [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://s3.amazonaws.com/its-masters/a-m_records_50th/a-m-records-50th-anniversary-pt3.mp3"…

Billy Bob Thornton- Southern by the Grace of God

Arkansas renaissance man Billy Bob Thornton can create the story, assume the role, direct the whole rodeo, and then sing and play the theme song before you can say "Boy howdy!". With the passing of the American actor icon Andy Griffith, there…

Progressive Rock’s 1972 Peak

For Christmas 1971, my 11 year old brother received a present from me of a record album. While on the surface this would appear not the least remarkable … except that it was Meddle   by Pink Floyd, containing the 18 minute long opus  “Echoes”.…

Texxas Jam ’78 Dallas Cotton Bowl 7-4-78

On July 4th weekend in 1978, almost 100,000 people crammed into the Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the first Texxas Jam on the hottest day of the decade to watch Van Halen, Heart, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Journey, Eddie Money, Walter Egan, Head East, & Frank Marino. It was one of the first stadium rock shows of this magnitude ever held in the South