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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…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Mary Jane's Last Dance- San Francisco 2-97

Here is a rare recorded concert performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers doing the one-off "Mary Jane's Last Dance" which did not quite make the 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open  and instead was a surprise hit on their Greatest Hits…

Bryan Adams- Hey Honey I'm Packin' You In- Vancouver 3-92

In 2015 there was the Bryan Adams collaboration, Get Up, with Electric Light Orchestra/ Traveling Wilburys/ producer Jeff Lynne, and here is evidence of why we're always interested in what either superstar does creatively. This is Bryan Adams…

Chris Whitley-"Living With the Law"- Dallas 7-91

Although Chris Whitley's birth certificate listed Houston Texas as his birthplace, by the time the eclectic modern bluesman's untimely death in  2005 at age 45, Chris had lived all over the world. Sensing a rare authenticity and smoldering…

John Mellencamp- Martha Say- Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a woodburning 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 out . Instead , I was there to record the private rehearsal for the upcoming John Mellencamp tour .

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…

Chris Whitley- Poison Girl- Dallas 7-91

This is about as unadorned and seminal as music gets: the dearly departed Chris Whitley in July 1991 outdoors in Dallas Texas under a tent on the lawn with no stage, no monitors, tiny PA,  accompanied only by several ancient Depression-era…

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…