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Do you remember the first time you heard the long, live version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird"? Chances are it was on Sept. 13, 1976. It was on that day that the band released their first live album "One More For / From The Road. It was their only live album from the "classic" era […]

Most of you will probably remember the band “Chase”. They were a ‘horn’ band led by Bill Chase who was a well known trumpet player. They had a hit with the song “Get It On” in the early 70’s. The band had a show scheduled for Aug. 9, 1974 at the Jackson County Fair in […]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention released the live LP “Fillmore East – June 1971” on Aug. 2, 1971. It was the twelfth album in Frank Zappa’s discography. ‘Fillmore East – June 1971’ is a live concept-like album. It portrays a peek-behind-the-curtain of the life of a rock band on the road as narrated […]

The historic 18-hour ‘Live Aid’ concerts were held in Philadelphia and London on July 13, 1985. The concerts were done to raise money to combat the mass starvation in Ethiopia. Performers (between the 2 venues) included The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Joan Baez, Crosby, […]

The Rolling Stones played their first live show at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962. The band at this point features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones, with Dick Taylor, later of the Pretty Things, on bass and Tony Chapman. The band was paid 20 pounds. In this clipping, you will […]

On July 9, 1971, Grand Funk Railroad headlined a concert at New York’s Shea Stadium. They drew more people than The Beatles did when they played there. Humble Pie was the opening act. We think this video will give you a good idea of the concert at Shea, 47 years ago tonight. By the way, […]

The Who’s John Entwistle passed away 16 years ago today. Here is a post that our friend Nick Scelsi wrote for CRRK 3 years ago. Thought we would repost it today. By Nick Scelsi: John Entwistle never much cared for the “big band” version of the Who that toured America in 1989 and 1996/97. With […]

On June 22, 1957, there was a street party in Liverpool. There was a live band who were making their first public appearance. The band was called “The Quarrymen”. The following is from the Beatles Bible about the day: The Quarrymen played twice on this day. In the afternoon they performed on the back of […]

There are many that say that it was the best live rock recording of all time. We are talking about “Live at Leeds” the first live album by The Who. It was the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger […]

20th April 1968, Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep Purple, named after his grandmother’s favourite song (which had been a hit for Peter De Rose), after his grandmother had repeatedly asked if they would be performing the […]


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