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Todd Rundgren- Black Mariah- Ridgefield CT 2015

Todd Rundgren performed a stunning version of "Black Mariah", one of my all-time TR faves (originally found "when the kid gets heavy..." on Something/ Anything?  almost fifty years ago ) when he played Ridgefield CT back in 2015, and this high…

John Mellencamp- Get a Leg Up- garage 12-91

Before arenas and stadiums, even the most popular bands in history started in someone's garage, carport, or basement. Some of today's biggest Hall of Famers, such as John Mellencamp and his excellent band, still rehearse there, as I found out one snowy Christmas season in 1991. "Get a Leg Up" comes straight off the garage floor, no overdubs.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Things Goin’ On- acoustic 3-93 Dallas

"Things Goin' On", a song that appeared on the "Pronounced"  album. This acoustic performance of it on Q102 in Dallas March 24,1993 features current Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant plus two original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarists, Gary Rossington and the late Ed King

Styx- Mr Roboto- Bossier City LA 2-21-20

Styx was one of the last bands to come off the road when the COVID-19 lockdown silenced the live music industry in early 2020, and Styx was among the very first to re-emerge back in early June 2021. I simply love what the group does live these days with the AI-themed "Mr. Roboto".

Boston- Something About You- Worcester MA 8-16-87

Here is an amazing 1987 performance of "Something About You" by Boston with incredible twin harmony guitars from Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl, and Doug Huffman providing superb vocal harmony for the late Brad Delp.

The Who- Baba O’Riley- Toronto 12-17-82

Pete Townshend returns In the Studio for the 50th anniversary of the timeless "Who's Next". Here is The Who with Kenney Jones on drums in Toronto December 1982 with a spirited "Baba O'Riley".

Bruce Springsteen- Youngstown- 12-9-95

...ultra-rare  acoustic performance by Bruce Springsteen of  "Youngstown"  on 12/9/95 in Philadelphia's Tower Theater.

Foreigner- Dirty White Boy- Dallas 2-95

Original Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm (c), Foreigner founder/guitarist Mick Jones (l), and former bassist Bruce Turgon (r) having fun with that "Dirty White Boy" Redbeard while In the Studio  on Q102 Dallas/Ft.Worth in February 1995. Both…

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…

Bonnie Raitt- Love Me Like a Man- Austin- Memorial Day 1987

When she played a memorable acoustic set on Memorial Day weekend at Austin's Auditorium Shores back in 1987, Bonnie Raitt called out hometown harp honker Kim Wilson, then of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, to join her on Chris Smithers' "Love Me Like a Man".