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Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Ragged Glory 30th Anniversary

Last Fall 2019 when I made what felt like a pilgrimmage to a suburban Dallas movie theater with very dear friends to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse's film of making their latest album, "Colorado" , I could not resist the comparisons to "Ragged Glory" three decades earlier.
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John Mellencamp- Scarecrow 35th Anniversary

John Mellencamp's "Scarecrow"  album released in August 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA".  His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc "Words and Music"  compilation, but it was the album tracks starting with Scarecrow's   "Minutes to Memories", worthy of inclusion in the great Paul Simon songbook, which revealed his songcraft to me.

Live Aid 35th Anniversary- Neil Young- Helpless- Philadelphia

Proving to the whole world that day to be anything other than "Helpless", Neil Young and a cast of a hundred thousand in Philadelphia's JFK Stadium joined a similar group in London's Wembley Stadium via satellite, and an estimated 1.4 billion viewing and listening worldwide, to raise money and awareness for starving residents of Ethiopia, Sudan, and sub-Saharan Africa on July 13, 1985 for Live Aid 35th anniversary.

Redbeard Rocks 4th of July Playlist

Here is a playlist for you featuring freedom as the theme from Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, Chicago, Crosby Stills and Nash, Don Henley, Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Paul Simon, The Rascals, Rush, Styx, The Byrds, and The Who to celebrate red, white, and boom!
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Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young- Deja Vu 50th

"In the Studio" : David, Stephen, Graham, and Neil of Crosby, Stills, Nash , and Young with Redbeard for "Deja Vu" 50th anniversary.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Down By the River- San Francisco 1986

Neil Young and Crazy Horse live "Down By the River"
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Woodstock 50+ pt1- Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Graham Nash

Woodstock Festival was unequaled in sheer scale, still heard fifty years later in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After,

Neil Young-“Needle & the Damage Done” Live Aid Phila. 7-13-85

Dallas-Ft.Worth radio station Q102 and the Dallas Morning News  sent me to JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to cover the US Live Aid concert. About a year later Neil Young was doing a live interview with me on my afternoon Q102 radio show and during…
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Crosby, Stills, and Nash- David, Stephen, Graham

David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash In the Studio for the 50th anniversary of their debut!

Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Inca Queen 11-86- San Francisco

There is a very good reason why no one in the sold-out Cow Palace audience in November 1986 clapped in recognition to the first beginning notes of "Inca Queen" performed by hometown heroes Neil Young and Crazy Horse: it had not been released…