The Band at Wembley 9/14/74
The Band was great in concert. Here’s a whole show.
Van Morrison concert videos
Here are shows from 1974, 1979 and 1980. I never saw Morrison but he was great in this period.
This is the first of several videos from songs from his wonderful 1974 live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now. They’re from the 7/24/73 concert in London. The column on the right on YouTube has links to the other videos. It looks like it will roll from one song to the next video.
Delaney and Bonnie – It’s Been A Long Time Coming
Delaney and Bonnie recorded the album Home for Stax in 1968 and it was released in 1969. I know and really like some of their later records but didn’t know anything from this one until I heard the great “It’s Been A Long Time Coming” in the box set The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Volume 2.
The Drive-By Truckers are rereleasing ‘The Dirty South’ (2004)
This is a great album and I look forward to the reissue. I saw them in concert several times around them and they were terrific.
I saw a Bruce Springsteen concert for free in 1973
I got to see Springsteen for free on 9/8/73. See the description below. He only had one album out and Pitt had him on a bill in a nearby park. The set was short – maybe 30-40 minutes. I remember that Buzzy Linhart played but didn’t recall the other act.
Here are two descriptions with a setlist.
The cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – Tweets and articles
The Nuggets collections
Nuggets is a series of vinyl and CD collections started by Lenny Kaye in 1972. They are compilations of garage rock and pyschedelic songs from the 1960s, many by one-hit wonders.
Groundbreaking garage rock compilation ‘Nuggets’ turns 50
The 50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time
Here are some of my favorite songs from the compilations
Tweets and articles on the strange life of Jim Gordon
Drummer Jim Gordon, who died on March 13, 2023, was in Derek and the Dominos and played on many great records as a session musician. However, he was schizophrenic and killed his mother. He spent the rest of his life in jail.
Elvis Costello’s This Year’s Model was released on 3/17/78
This Year’s Model is a great album. It had a new fresh sound unlike anything I knew of when it was released.