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Southern Rock Giant Charlie Daniels Dies, 83

Southern Rock giant Charlie Daniels has died at age 83.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Workin’ for MCA- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd in Memphis' Ardent Studio 10-30-73 performing "Workin' for MCA"

ZZ Top- Deguello- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard In the Studio for “Deguello”

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.

Redbeard Rocks American Black History Month!

rock'n'soul playlist of the greatest rockers like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and twenty-five more all paying  tribute to Detroit's Motown and Memphis' Stax  African-American musical giants, presented to commemorate American Black History Month.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Woman of Mine- Memphis 10-30-73

"Woman of Mine" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of only two Leon Wilkeson collaborations with lyricist/ singer Ronnie Van Zant, but had it not been performed live in Ardent Studio in Memphis on October 30, 1973 during a promotional broadcast on Memphis radio station WMC-FM, there is a real high probability that we would never have known of its existence...

Talking Heads- Take Me to the River- NYC Central Park 8-80

I have long suffered from chronic foot in mouth disease. You know, that person with unbridled enthusiasm in social situations who just does not know quite what to say, so invariably says the wrong thing. Case in point: the first time that I…

Ozzy Osbourne on ROCK 103 Memphis 4-28-82

In April 1982, little more than a month after a plane crash had taken the life of his young & talented guitarist Randy Rhoads , Ozzy Osbourne chose my afternoon radio show on Memphis' #1 station , ROCK 103 , to make his first public statements concerning the tragedy.

38 Special- Live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis

From the 38 Special New Years Eve nationwide radio broadcast live from Memphis on 12/31/82. Original band member the late Larry Junstrom lays it down solid, while Jeff Carlisi provides blistering lead guitar on "Back Door Stranger", the hit…

38 Special- Back Door Stranger- New Years Eve 1982- Memphis

Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year's Eve 1982 from Memphis' MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here's a smokin' version of 38 Special's "Back Door Stranger" .-Redbeard