Bonnie Raitt- Nick of Time

Happy birthday Bonnie Raitt Wednesday ( 8th ).

Tom Cochrane- Lunatic Fringe- Dallas 1992

From its release in 1979 on the Red Rider album As Far as Siam ,"Lunatic Fringe " was always a popular song on North American rock radio . However , in a post-9/11 world , Tom Cochrane's lyrics are now even more chilling . This performance in a Dallas Mexican restaurant- January 1989 . No stage , no P.A. , no monitors , just Corona beer & the radio feeding back . That's a lot of intense music just by two very talented guys .-Redbeard

Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright 3-94

The late original Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright was born July 28th.

Scorpions- Big City Nights- Athens 9-11-13

We have a unique and fascinating appearance In the Studio by The Scorpions  to spotlight their  35th anniversary of their biggest album Love at First Sting , featuring the song "Big City Nights" which appeared on that album originally but…

John Fogerty- Proud Mary- Burbank rehearsal 5-97

Here is a kick*ss performance of "Proud Mary", one of the essential songs of the last half of the 20th century, sung and played by the composer John Fogerty and made internationally popular when he led Creedence Clearwater Revival. This was…

Van Halen-1984- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony

Already America's most popular hard rock band prior to its release, "1984" propelled Van Halen with innovative guitar whiz Eddie Van Halen, drummer brother Alex, bass player and unmistakable harmony singer Michael Anthony, and showman extraordinaire David Lee Roth into the stratosphere of rock's elite.

Little Feat- Apolitical Blues- Dallas 11-20-88

Over the years since this song was written by the late Lowell George, first appearing way back on the Sailin' Shoes  album, the names may have changed from Chairman Mao and Al Gore, but I'll bet that Senator Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham…

John Lennon (10-9-40 to 12-8-80) Remembered by Paul McCartney

Like Mahatma Gandhi and the Reverend Dr.Martin Luther King jr. , deeply committed social reformers dedicated to peaceful change , John Lennon was assassinated December 8 , 1980 . I am reminded of a wall poster in the very early 1970s which chillingly showed the barrel of a gun pointed right between the viewer's eyes from a distance of about one inch . Underneath it stated simply , " Just because you have silenced a man does not mean you have converted him ." Do not be misled . The forces of evil manifested in intolerance , fear , power , and greed killed John Lennon . Mark Chapman was simply the unwitting trigger man . But like Gandhi , Dr. King , John & Bobby Kennedy , Anwar Sadat in the Mid East, and Benigno Aquino in the Philippines , John Lennon was unbowed to his worldly end in the belief that " all you need is love " . -Redbeard

John Mellencamp- Authority Song- garage Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a wood burning stove in the still, snow-covered woods among the hills and "hollers" of Central Indiana's Brown County. But we weren't there for skiing or even simply to chill…

Who- Amazing Journey-July 1969 London Wembley Arena

Believed by Pete Townshend to have been destroyed by his explicit orders as recently as in his 2012 autobiography Who I Am , the Tommy   deluxe and super deluxe editions contain The Who performing Tommy  in concert at London's Wembley Arena…