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Clarence Clemons & Red Bank Rockers - Ripley's Music Hall (Phila. PA) Jan 22, 1984
Clearly a fan of rock 'n' roll and R&B, Clarence Clemons had a solid solo project for many years while playing as a member of the E Street Band. By bringing on old friend J.T. Bowen to handle duties on lead vocals, Clemons was able to assemble the Red Bank Rockers - mainly on the strength of his celebrity status as one of Springsteen's musical sidekicks.
Springsteen Live @ Max's Kansas City - NYC 1/31/73
Recorded just a few weeks after the release of his first album, Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, and about seven months before the release of his sophomore disc, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, this historic performance is one of the earliest professional recordings of the Boss and his legendary E Street Band, who are heard here in their original line-up.
Joe Cocker & The Grease Band Concert
1969 had been a monumentally successful year for Joe Cocker, who, along with the Grease Band, had engaged in a grueling tour schedule in support of his first two albums. Initially formed in 1966, the Grease Band had evolved over the previous three years and Cocker's touring lineup featured Henry McCullough on lead guitar (who would go on to join Paul McCartney's first post-Beatles group, Wings), Chris Stainton on keyboards (a future mainstay of Eric Clapton's touring bands), rhythm guitarist Neal Hubbard and bassist Alan Spenner (both of whom would join the British soul combo Kokomo), and future Fairport Convention drummer Bruce Rowland.
David Bowie Nassau Coliseum, NY 03.23.76
n 1976 David Bowie adopted a new persona: the Thin White Duke; and, to support his latest character, released a new album, Station to Station. This Nassau Coliseum show is taken from the world tour launched in support of the album.
Montreal Forum 12/4/75
Other than Bob Dylan's 1965/66 era, when he first embraced an electric guitar on stage, has a tour sparked more perpetual interest than his Rolling Thunder Review tour a decade later. By nearly all accounts, the first leg of the tour, at the tail end of 1975, had the greatest intensity and contained many of Dylan's most memorable performances.
1974 Roosevelt Raceway, Long Island, NY
This is part 1 of the concert recorded at Westbury Long Island's Roosevelt Raceway (NY) -- the final stop on this legendary tour. The group would play one more massive concert at London's Wembley Stadium, but this was the last one of the North American Tour proper. As such, it is a truly marathon night, with the group onstage for nearly five hours, and that was following memorable sets by openers, Jesse Colin Young, as well as Joni Mitchell and the L.A. Express.
The Fillmore: 1966-1968
The original Fillmore was only open for two and a half years, but its legacy to live rock music is incredible. Here are a few tracks in the Vault that were performed during this seminal period in rock history.
This run of Jimi Hendrix concerts at Winterland, with Dino Valenti and then Buddy Miles Express opening, are some of the most interesting Hendrix sets ever recorded. In mid 1968, as Hendrix had just released his monumental Electric Ladyland album, he began actively pursuing opportunities to jam with other musicians.
Psychedelic Love Songs
If you were given the task of compiling a list of songs expressing endless devotion or telling tales of true love, late-60's San Francisco might not be the first place you'd look. Luckily, that isn't what I set out to do. Instead, this collection presents love songs played during the golden age of psychedelia, when the music was generally intended to make your head trip and your feet dance.