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Remembering Jeff Beck

I was shocked to learn that Jeff Beck, perhaps the greatest rock & roll guitarist of all, had passed away on Tuesday due to spinal meningitis.  I've always ranked Beck alongside my other favorite guitarist, Danny Gatton.  

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Faces in the Crowd: Big Daddy Tom Donahue

Today on the Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog we celebrate the late great Big Daddy Tom Donahue (May 21, 1928 – April 28, 1975), who was a renowned American rock and roll radio disc jockey, …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1986 Concerts

Raising Hell Tour '86  RUN DMC  WHODINI  LL COOL J  Municipal Auditorium  Nashville, TN

"All Hell Breaks Loose at a Run-D.M.C. 'Raising Hell' Rap Concert in California: 'I am great--get it straight--that`s

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A Moment in Time: The US Festival 1982

Today we look back at The US Festival 1982!


STEVE WOZNIAK "Woodstock set the bar impossibly high for rock festivals. Ever since, people have expected nothing less than majesty and transcendence, although merely mind-blowing will …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1989 Concerts

The Who  London Coliseum London, UK



Grateful Dead Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, MI


Jerry Garcia Band Electric Wiltern Theatre 379 Wilshire Blvd …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1959 Concerts

JERRY LEE LEWIS The Casuals, Bobby One, Alan Marlo State Theatre Niagra Falls, NY




BROOK BENTON Ruth Brown, …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1988 Concerts

BOB DYLAN GRATEFUL DEAD Oakland Stadium Oakland, CA


IGGY POP The Austin Opera House Austin, TX


BRYAN FERRY Greek Theatre U.C. Berkeley Berkeley, Ca …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1964 Concerts


The Beatles First Concert In America!

The Beatles’ first US concert was watched by a crowd of 8,092 fans

at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, DC.

The Beatles Washington Sports Arena …Read more