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Kim Paris

Before the iPod, Sirius XM, Pandora & Spotify, we streamed audio on FM radio for our soundtrack. Here's your chance to relive that. As Marc Myers of the Wall Street Journal said in his JazzWax music blog, "FM Radio Archive will keep you busy for days. You provide an enormous service and resource". If you have any FM concert broadcasts to share, please email us: fmradioarchive@gmail.com.   
    


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Historic live performance by Pink Floyd on 11/16/1974 at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London. The band performed Dark Side of the Moon in its entireity, along with one of the final performances with Roger Waters of Echoes . This concert was recorded by BBC Radio 1, and this portion was broadcast on 1/11/1975 as part of Alan Freeman's program. The first set, which included songs from Wish You Were Here and Animals , was not included in this broadcast.
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Topics: Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon, Echoes, BBC Radio, Alan Freeman, Empire Pool, live concert, FM...
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King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast of country-rock band Poco, recorded on 11/2/1973 at Orrie de Noover Auditorium at Farleigh Dickerson University in Madison NJ. Poco was on tour to support their 6th album Crazy Eyes, released in Sept. 1973. For this album, Poco had brought in guests Chris Hillman (ex-Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros. & Stephen Stills/Manassas) on mandolin and two other Manassas members, Paul Harris on piano and Joe Lala on percussion. At the time of this concert, Young and...
Topics: Poco, King Biscuit Flower Hour, KBFH, Crazy Eyes, FM broadcast, live concert
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Dire Straits live at the Sydney Entertainment Center in Sydney Australia on what was billed as The Final OZ , the last concert of their Brothers in Arm s world tour in April 1986. This was broadcast on Australian network TV and also captured as an audio recording. The station IDs and interviews from the original broadcast have been edited out. Here's a video of this concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HZaLeiGqyE&t=271s
Topics: Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Brothers in Arms, Sydney, Australia, the Final Oz, live concert, FM...
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Jimi Hendrix & The Band of Gypsys live on New Year's Day 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York City. This late show was broadcast on WNEW FM in NYC. Introduction by Bill Graham. This was the last band that Hendrix played in (with Buddy Miles & Billy Cox), and the funk-rock style signaled a change in musical direction for Jimi. Some of these songs ended up on the live Band of Gypsys album released by Capitol later that year. Jimi passed away 9 months later of a drug overdose. Read more...
Topics: Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Band of Gypsys, Bill Graham, Fillmore East, WNEW, live...
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Sultry-voiced disk jockey Alison Steele on her WNEW-FM radio show The Nightbird in New York City on 2/11/1969. During WNEW's early days as a free form radio pioneer, the radio hosts were all women. 18 months later, Alison was the only woman left on the air. In addition to progressive rock music, Alison's broadcasts also featured poetry readings, Andean flutes, and Indian tribal music as well as quotes from  the Bible and Shakespeare. Thanks to Dan Gulino for sharing this and other airchecks...
Topics: Alison Steele, The Nightbird, WNEW, New York City, FM broadcast, free form radio, aircheck
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Bruce Hornsby live performance on the Columbia Records Radio Hour in 1995. The Columbia Records Radio Hour is an hour long show, broadcast on many stations across the US, that first aired in 1992. Each show is usually focused on a specific Columbia recording artist and is performed live in front of a studio audience. Broadcast on and recorded from KFOG 104.5 FM in San Francisco, CA. This concert has not been released commercially. Thanks to Jim Whitfield for sharing this from his KFOG...
Topics: Bruce Hornsby, Columbia Records Radio Hour, KFOG, live concert, FM broadcast
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Jefferson Airplane live at Winterland on 10/4/1970, opening for the Grateful Dead. Recorded and broadcast by KSAN 95 FM, in San Francisco, CA. This was Marty Balin's last performance with the band until their final concert at Winterland in 1972. A poster for this concert is posted as a .png file. Read more about Jefferson Airplane here: https://mentalitch.com/classic-rock-legends-the-history-of-jefferson-airplane/  Watch a 1970 video of the Airplane...
Topics: Jefferson Airplane, Winterland, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, live concert, KSAN, FM broadcast
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by KSAN
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FM radio broadcast of Linda Ronstadt from The Record Plant in Sausalito. Broadcast live on KSAN-FM, San Francisco CA. Not one of the tighter live shows from KSAN, this is more reminiscent of the early days of "underground" FM radio. On-air host Richard Gossett cuts in over Linda's rehearsal and sounds like he's a bit spaced out. Read more about Linda and this broadcast here: https://pastdaily.com/2019/03/23/linda-ronstadt-live-past-daily/
Topics: KSAN, Record Plant, Radio Broadcast, Linda Ronstadt
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Performance from A&R Studios in NYC featuring the original line-up of the Allman Brothers Band (Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Berry Oakley and Butch Trucks), recorded and broadcast live on WPLJ radio on 8/26/71. Founding guitarist Duane Allman died 2 months later on 10/29/71 in a motorcycle accident; this album marks his last NYC performance.
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Topics: Allman Brothers, WPLJ, Live Concert, Radio Broadcast, NYC
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FM broadcast of Bob Marley & The Wailers from the Record Plant in Sausalito on 10/31/73. Broadcast on KSAN-FM San Francisco CA, introduction by Tom Donahue.
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Topics: KSAN, Bob Marley, Record Plant, Live Concert, FM Broadcast
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Gordon Lightfoot in one of his early US appearances, on 10/5/1968 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Lightfoot opened for Cold Blood & Canned Heat in this Bill Graham production, he was not well known outside of Canada at this time.  Gordon Lightfoot had released his 4th studio album, Did She Mention My Name , earlier that year, and would release Back Here On Earth , a month later. Recorded and broadcast by KSAN 95 FM at a later date. A poster for this concert is posted as a .png file....
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Topics: Gordon Lightfoot, Fillmore West, San Francisco, Bill Graham, KSAN, live concert, FM broadcast
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Historic Grateful Dead Haight Street Fair concert in the the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco on 3/3/1968. This spring concert after the Summer of Love made the Dead famous in SF and on the West Coast. This is a partial recording of that concert, and this portion was broadcast on KPFA FM in Berkeley. Read more about it here: https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/grateful-dead-haight-street-free-concert-on-this-day-1968/
Topics: Grateful Dead, Haight Street Fair, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, KPFA, live concert, FM broadcast
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Live performance by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison CO on 8/21/1989. This concert was broadcast on KBCO 97.3 FM in Denver/Boulder CO. The first 3 songs and the encore were not included in this broadcast. This event was part of the tour promoting the In Step album in 1989-1990. Watch Stevie's concert tour interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTUzF4UpIOg
Topics: Stevie Ray Vaughan, SRV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, KBCO, live concert, FM broadcast
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For the 650th broadcast recording posted on FM Radio Archive, I wanted to pay tribute to the San Francisco Peninsula , which uses the 650 area code in San Mateo & Santa Clara counties. I spent 32 years of my life in that area code, and I searched for a concert that would best represent the area. This is it, the venue and some band members are from the San Francisco Peninsula . I attended many Dead concerts, and also several Shoreline concerts. The Grateful Dead in concert at Shoreline...
Topics: Grateful Dead, Summer Solstice, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Westwood One, FM broadcast,...
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Live performances by Pink Floyd at the Paris Cinema in London in 1970 & 1971. These vintage concerts were recorded by BBC Radio and were broadcast on their Rocker series. John Peel introduces Pink Floyd for the 1971 broadcast. Pink Floyd: David Gilmour – guitars, vocals; Roger Waters – bass guitar, percussion, vocals; Richard Wright – Hammond organ , Farfisa organ , piano, vocals; Nick Mason – drums, percussion
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Topics: Pink Floyd, Paris Cinema, London, BBC Archives, FM broadcast, live concert
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Live performance by Neil Young at The Bottom Line in New York City on 5/16/1974. This concert was recorded and broadcast by WNEW-FM in New York City. Neil Young said "this moment really captures the essence of where I was in 1974", 2 months before his On The Beach album was released.
Topics: Neil Young, On The Beach, The Bottom Line, New York City, WNEW, FM broadcast, live concert
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The Allman Brothers live at the Fillmore East in the finale for this venue, on 6/27/1971. A news announcer reads the obituary for this old concert hall, and Bill Graham introduces the band. This final show at the Fillmore East was lightly attended as it was closed to the public, but also broadcast on WNEW FM, New York City. Read about this event here:  https://duaneallman.com/the-night-they-closed-the-fillmore-down/
Topics: Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Fillmore East, Bill Graham, WNEW, live concert, FM...
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Live performance by the Allman Brothers Band with special guests on New Year's Eve 1973 at the Cow Palace in Daly City. This concert was broadcast on KSAN 95 FM-San Francisco, and also on sister stations KMET-Los Angeles & WNEW-New York City. With introductions by promoter Bill Graham and special guests Jerry Garcia & Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Boz Scaggs & Les Dudek. Read about this concert broadcast here: ...
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Topics: Allman Brothers, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, Boz Scaggs, Les Dudek, Cow Palace, KSAN, Bill...
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by CHOM FM
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Todd Rundgren & Utopia at the El Macambo Tavern in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 1978. Recorded and broadcast by CHOM-FM in Montreal, Quebec on the King Biscuit Flower Hour on 11/10/1978. Todd's live album Back to the Bars would be released the following month. It was also recorded in small clubs, and features many of the songs in this set. Here's a concert video of Todd Rundgren at The Bottom Line in May 1978: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk1yNqWp38U
Topics: Todd Rundgren, Utopia, El Macambo, Toronto, CHOM-FM, King Biscuit Flower Hour, Back to the Bars
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Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) live at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale New York on 2/9/1978. This concert was recorded and broadcast by WLIR FM in Long Island, New York. ELP had released Works Volume 2 in 1977 and would release their 7th album Love Beac h later that year. ELP: Keith Emerson - keyboards; Greg Lake - vocals, guitar, bass and producer; & Carl Palmer - drums and percussion.
Topics: Emerson Lake & Palmer, ELP, Nassau Coliseum, New York, WLIR, live concert, FM broadcast
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Jim Morrison and The Doors live at The Matrix club in San Francisco on 3/07/1967, playing to a small crowd just 2 months after their debut album was released. These recordings were made by one of the owners of club and shared with rock promoter Bill Graham. In 1972, "Bill (Graham) spent almost all of 72 hours at KSAN" playing tapes of live shows from his concert venues, going back to 1966. Read about this early Doors concert here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/bjcz/
Topics: The Doors, Jim Morrison, The Matrix, KSAN, San Francisco, live concert, FM broadcast
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Live performance by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on 12/15/1978 at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco CA. This was the first of 2 performances at Winterland, broadcast on KSAN 95 FM in San Francisco and simulcast on other FM stations in Seattle & Portland. Bruce and the band were at the top of their game, including his best version of Point Blank . I listened to and recorded this broadcast.
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Topics: KSAN, Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Winterland, FM broadcast, live concert
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Bruce Springsteen with one of his first bands, Steel Mill, live at The Matrix in San Francisco on 1/13/1970. Boz Scaggs was the scheduled headliner but he cancelled on short notice due to illness, and Steel Mill played alone. Music critic Philip Elwood was at this show, planning to review Scaggs. Instead, he wrote a highly favorable review of Steel Mill published in The San Francisco Examiner the next day (see PNG file). Recorded by KSAN FM and broadcast at a later date. Steel Mill: Bruce...
Topics: Steel Mill, Bruce Springsteen, Matrix, San Francisco, KSAN, FM broadcast, live concert
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Live performance by Van Morrison at Pacific High Studios on 9/05/1971 in San Francisco CA. Recorded by KSAN 95 FM San Francisco for broadcast at a later date. This is Van Morrison at the top of his game. Band: Van Morrison - Guitar & vocals; John Platania – guitar; Alan Hand – keyboard; John Klingberg – bass; Dahaud Shaar – drums; Jack Schroer – saxophone; Collin Tilton – sax & flute; Keith Johnson – trumpet; Ellen Schroer, Janet Planet & Martha Velez – backing...
Topics: Van Morrison, KSAN, Pacific High Studios, live concert, FM broadcast
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Rod Stewart & The Faces on BBC Radio 1 in 1970. This set includes performances from 3 different venues in London that year, see below & .png file. Faces had released their 1st album with Rod Stewart in 1970, First Step . Faces band members also appeared on Rod Stewart's 1970 album, Gasoline Alley . Songs from both albums are included here. Tracks 1-3 from Camden Theatre, 3/10/1970; Tracks 4-6 from Maida Vale Studio, 9/15/1970; Tracks 7-11 from Paris Theatre, 11/19/1970. Faces 1970: Rod...
Topics: Faces, Rod Stewart, First Step, Gasoline Alley, BBC Radio 1, London, FM broadcast, live concert
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Jefferson Airplane live at the Matrix in San Francisco CA on 2/01/1968. The Airplane had been the first band to perform at the Matrix in 1965, so this show was a homecoming of sorts. Surrealistic Pillow was released 1 year to the day before this concert, and Crown of Creation would be released 7 months later. The Airplane were at their psychedelic peak at this time. Broadcast on KMPX 107 FM San Francisco. .
Topics: Jefferson Airplane, The Matrix, San Francisco sound, KMPX, live concert, FM broadcast
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Live performance by The Doors on 6/06/1970 at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver BC, Canada. Recorded and broadcast by Westwood One Radio Network, with introduction and commentary by Jim Ellis. Commercials included in this recording. The Doors had released their 5th album Morrison Hotel in February that year and would release Absolutely Live the following month. The Doors: Jim Morrison-Vocals, Robby Krieger-Guitar, Ray Manzarek-Keyboards , John Densmore-Drums. Special Guest: Albert King-Guitar...
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Topics: The Doors, Jim Morrison, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC, Westwood One, Jim Ellis, live concert, FM...
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The Allman Brothers Band live at The Fillmore East on 3/13/1971. This was the first set of this concert, and was broadcast on WNEW FM in New York City. Songs from this concert were included in their live album At Fillmore East , released later that year. Here's some rare video footage from this concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn4KeWgt0pI
Topics: Allman Brothers Band, Fillmore East, Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, ABB, NYC, WNEW, live concert, FM...
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The late great Billie Holiday, aka Lady Day , in multiple recording sessions from 1933-1949. Broadcast on the Just Jazz radio series in 1961 (exact date unknown) on KRVR 106.7 FM (" The River ") in New York City, hosted by Ed Beach. Many of Ed Beach's WRVR radio broadcasts are in the Library of Congress , but this historical treasure is not. As depicted in the 2021 movie, The United States vs. Billie Holiday , the singer was harrassed and arrested multiple times. The Federal Bureau of...
Topics: Billie Holiday, Lady Day, Just Jazz, Ed Beach, WRVR, FM broadcast, aircheck, Riverside Radio
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble in a sold-out benefit performance for the T.J. Martell Foundation in October 1984 at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY. Recorded and broadcast by WNEW-FM in New York City. Introductions by WNEW's Ken Dashow & Blues Hall of Fame artist John Hammond. Band Members: Stevie Ray Vaughan - lead guitar, lead vocals Double Trouble: Tommy Shannon - bass Chris Layton - drums Roomful of Blues horn section: Bob Enos - trumpet  Porky Cohen - trombone  Rich...
Topics: Stevie Ray Vaughan, RV, Double Trouble, Carnegie Hall, New York City, WNEW, live concert, FM...
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Live performance by Traffic at the Fillmore East on 11/18/1970. This concert was broadcast on WNEW-FM in New York City. Introduction by concert promoter Bill Graham. The artwork was created from a 1970 poster promoting Traffic on tour. Traffic: Steve Winwood - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals; Chris Woods - Flute, Sax, Organ; Jim Capaldi - Drums, Vocals; Rick Grech - Bass. Songs recorded at this concert and the next day were planned for a Live Traffic album by UA that was never released. Read about it...
Topics: Traffic, Steve Winwood, Fillmore East, Bill Graham, WNEW, Live Traffic, live concert, FM broadcast
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Progressive rock band Yes in a live performance at Wembley Arena in London on 10/28/1978. Recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio for their BBC Friday Rock Show series. Yes was on the European portion of their tour to support the release of their 9th studio album Tourmato ( Tormato in the US), released the previous month. See the cover of the concert program(me), posted as a .png file. Yes: Jon Anderson – lead vocals · Steve Howe – guitar, backing vocals; Rick Wakeman – keyboards; Chris...
Topics: Yes, Wembley Arena, London, Tourmato, Tormato, BBC Radio, FM broadcast, live concert
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Live performance by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Fillmore East in New York City in June of 1970. This performance was recorded and broadcast by WNEW-FM, New York City. Read about this concert here: https://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com/crosby-stills-nash-young/crosby-stills-nash-young-fillmore-east-1970-mid-valley-sampler/
Topics: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, CSNY, Fillmore East, New York City, WNEW, live concert, FM...
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Grateful Dead New Year's Eve concert on 12/31/1982 at the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA. Recorded and simulcast on KQED FM & KQED TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Grateful Dead's New Year's shows were usually among their best. For this show, the band channeled Pigpen (Ron McKernan) in their 3rd set with Etta James on vocals, and the Tower of Power Horns. The Dead performed songs they hadn't played since the late 60's and early 70's. Other guests included Matt Kelly and John...
Topics: Grateful Dead, Etta James, Tower of Power Horns, Matt Kelly, John Cipollina, Bill Graham, New...
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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers live performance on 7/16/1978 at the Paradise Theater in Boston, AM. Recorded and broadcast by WBCN 104.1 FM ( The Boston Concert Network ). Tom Petty had just released his 2nd album with the Heartbreakers,  You're Gonna Get It!   Here's a B&W video of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on New Year's Eve at Winterland in San Francisco:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf_tCzCi864
Topics: Tom Petty, Heartbreakers, Paradise Theater, Boston, WBCN, live concert, FM broadcast
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Live in studio performance by Bonnie Raitt on 2/22/1972 at Sigma Sound Studios' Rainbow Room in Philadelphia PA. Broadcast on WMMR 93.3 FM, Philadelphia and hosted by Gene Shea. 
Topics: Bonnie Raitt, Sigma Sound Studios, Rainbow Room, WMMR, live in studio, FM broadcast, Blues
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Live performance in July 1986 by Windham Hill artists Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman and Shadowfax at Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. Windham Hill  new age music was becoming more popular across the country at this time, gaining traction on many Smooth Jazz stations. This performance was recorded and broadcast on PBS TV stations. Here's a concert video of this performance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdN1tG-CpK4 
Topics: Windham Hill, Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, Shadowfax, Wolf Trap, PBS, live concert, TV broadcast
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Live performance by Hot Tuna with Papa John Creach at the Fillmore West on 7/03/1971. This concert was broadcast on KSAN 95 FM in San Francisco, like several others in the closing week of the Fillmore West. Introduction by concert promoter Bill Graham.
Topics: Hot Tuna, Papa John Creach, Fillmore West, KSAN, live concert, FM broadcast
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Live performance by Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green at the Warehouse in New Orleans LA, in January 1970. The concert on 1/30/70 was broadcast on WJMR FM, New Orleans LA. Fleetwood Mac opened for the Grateful Dead for 2 shows. This recording captures the event with surprisingly good quality for a 50 year old tape from a venue that was a converted warehouse. Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac in May of that year, after taking LSD at a party at a commune in Munich in March. He slipped into depression...
Topics: Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green, The Warehouse, WJMR, New Orleans, live concert, FM broadcast, Blues
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And now for something completely different... If you've ever wondered which rock & pop stars sold out to do broadcast commercials, you're in luck. This diverse collection of TV & Radio commercials, jingles, promotional spots & adverts spans nearly 4 decades. All of these stars were famous before they made these commercials. Some of these ads make you wonder why they made them. In any case, sit back and enjoy (or wince at) this collection of broadcast commercials, presented in...
Topics: Rock Stars, broadcast commercials, jingles, Rolling Stones, Golden Earring, The Turtles, Iron...
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Live performance by The Band on 11/1/1970 at Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA. The Band were on their US tour to promote their third studio album, Stage Fright , produced by Todd Rundgren. Recorded & broadcast by WYDD-FM, Pittsburgh PA.                                             The Band: Rick Danko – bass guitar, fiddle, double bass, vocals Levon Helm – drums, guitar, percussion, vocals Garth Hudson – organ, electric piano, accordion, tenor saxophone Richard...
Topics: The Band, Stage Fright, Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, WYDD, FM broadcast, live concert
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The Kinks on the BBC Radio Show In Concert on 7/14/1974, from the Hippodrome at Golder's Green in London, England. BBC DJ Alan Black introduced the band. The Kinks: Ray Davies-Vocals, Guitar; Dave Davies-Lead Guitar, Vocals; John Dalton-Bass; John Gosling-Keyboards; Mick Avory-Drums, Percussion. The Kinks had released The Great Lost Kinks Album and Preservation Act 1 in 1973 and Preservation Act 2 in 1974. Here's a Kinks concert video from their 1974 Preservation Tour :...
Topics: Kinks, Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Hippodrome, London, BBC Radio, In Concert, live concert, FM...
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Kingfish at My Father's Place in Roslyn, New York on 11/18/1975. The Grateful Dead was on hiatus for most of 1975, so Bob Weir joined Kingfish that year. They continued to tour with Weir and recorded their first album in 1976. This concert was broadcast on WLIR 92.7 FM in New York, which broadcast many shows from My Father's Place . I was fortunate to see Kingfish in Berkeley around this time. Kingfish: Matt Kelly-harmonica, guitar; Bob Weir-rhythm guitar, vocals; Dave Torbert-bass, vocals;...
Topics: Kingfish, Bob Weir, My Father's Place, New York, WLIR, FM broadcast, live concert
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FM broadcast of live 1992 concert by Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits at Gentofte Stadium in Gentofte, Denmark. Recorded during Dire Straits' On Every Street Tour 1991-1992 . Mark Knopler also recorded a TV interview for a station in Copenhagen just before this concert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBN4_g4QCeY
Topics: Dire Straits, Mark Knopler, live concert, FM broadcast, Denmark
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by KBFH
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Live concert performance of Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) in Memphis in 1977.  Recorded for the syndicated King Biscuit Flower Hour program and broadcast on multiple FM stations nationwide.
Topics: KBFH, King Biscuit Flower Hour, Emerson Lake & Palmer, ELP, live concert, FM broadcast
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Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels featuring Emmylou Harris, live in studio on WBCN FM in Boston, MA (the Boston Concert Network ). Gram and his band were on their 1973 East Coast tour, performing 21 shows in the month of March, including 6 nights at Oliver's in Boston.  The Fallen Angels: Gram Parsons - Guitar, vocals; Emmylou Harris - Guitar, vocals; Neil Flanz - Steel Guitar; Kyle Tullis - Bass; N.D. Smart II - drums. Read more about Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels...
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In another tribute to the late Charlie Watts, here are The Rolling Stones at Hampton Coliseum on 12/18/1981 during their 1981 North American Tour, to promote their latest album, Tattoo You . The 1981 tour was promoted by Bill Graham. This concert was the first ever Pay-Per-View (PPV) event, simulcast on TV and numerous FM stations across the US. During the intro, a woman announcer mentions KMET & KLOS in Los Angeles, among others. This was the largest grossing concert tour in 1981 with $50M...
Topics: Rolling Stones, Bill Graham, Hampton Coliseum, Tattoo You, Pay-Per-View, simulcast, FM broadcast,...
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The Who recorded live at The Spectrum in Philadelphia PA on 12/4/1973. Broadcast on the nationally syndicated King Biscuit Flower Hour on WXCD 94.7 Chicago and other stations nationwide. The Who: Pete Townshend - Guitar, Vocals; Roger Daltrey - Vocals, Harmonica; John Entwistle - Bass, Vocals; Keith Moon - Drums, Vocals
Topics: The Who, The Spectrum, Philadelphia
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by BBC Radio 1
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Rod Stewart & The Faces live on Alan Freeman's Saturday Rock Show on BBC Radio 1 in 1972. Faces had released their 2nd and 3rd albums the year before, Long Player and A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... to a Blind Horse . Faces members also appeared on Rod Stewart's 1972 album, Never A Dull Moment . Faces 1972: Rod Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar; Ron Wood – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar; Ronnie Lane – bass guitar; Ian McLagan – Hammond organ, piano;...
Topics: Faces, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, BBC, Radio 1, FM Broadcast, Alan Freeman, Saturday Rock Show, live...
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Westwood One Superstar Rock Concert featuring Fleetwood Mac. Recorded in Fresno CA on 12/10/1987 and broadcast on the Westwood One Radio Network . Lindsey Buckingham had recently left the band, following the release of their 14th album Tango in the Night . Rick Vito and Billy Burnette were now in the lineup. Fleetwood Mac 1987: Mick Fleetwood - Drums; John McVie - Bass; Christine McVie - Vocals, Keyboards; Stevie Nicks - Vocals; Rick Vito - Lead Guitar, Vocals; Billy Burnette - Guitar, Vocals....
Topics: Fleetwood Mac, Westwood One, Superstar Rock Concert, live concert, FM broadcast, Fresno
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Live performance by Pink Floyd on 4/30/1970. This set was recorded and broadcast separately on KQED FM and KQED TV in San Francisco CA. The band plays the first side of their not yet released album Atom Heart Mother (1970), 3 songs from Ummagumma (1969) and 2 earlier songs from 1968 releases. Watch the video of this KQED broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxeDb1Mj3BI
Topics: Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother, Ummagumma, KQED, San Francisco, FM broadcast, live concert
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Buddy Guy live with special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan at the Lone Star Cafe in New York City on 4/14/1986. This show was broadcast on FM radio, station is unconfirmed but probably WNEW, NYC. Stevie Ray joins Buddy Guy for the last 4 songs in the late set. These blues legends played together a few times in the 80's, the most notable gig was at Buddy Guy's Legends Club in Chicago in 1989. See a video of that performance here:...
Topics: Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, SRV, Lone Star Cafe, NYC, WNEW, live concert, FM broadcast
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Jefferson Airplane with Paul Kantner & Grace Slick at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, at the peak of their psychedelic era in 1967. Cover art poster by Sparta Graphics. This is believed to be from a run of 6 nights at the Fillmore in June 1967, recorded by Bill Graham and broadcast a few years later on KSAN. I wondered why this circulated as a KSAN broadcast among tape traders, since KSAN only started playing rock music in 1968. I researched it and found the answer. In 1972,...
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band live performance on 7/31/1973 at My Father's Place in Roslyn, New York. Recorded and broadcast by WLIR FM in Long Island, New York. Springsteen released 2 albums in 1973, G reetings From Asbury, Park N.J. and T he Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle .  The E Street Band: Bruce Springsteen - Lead vocals, guitar, harmonica Clarence Clemons - Saxophone, backing vocals, percussion Danny Federici - Organ, accordion, backing vocals David Sancious -...
Topics: Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, My Father's Place, Roslyn, New York, WLIR, FM broadcast, live...
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David Gilmour concert at Hammersmith Odeon in London on 4/30/1984. Recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio in England. Band Members:         David Gilmour: guitars, vocals     Mick Ralphs: guitars, vocals     Mickey Feat: bass, vocals     Raphael "Raff" Ravenscroft: saxophone, keyboards, percussion     Gregg Dechert: keyboards, vocals     Chris Slade: drums, percussion     Jody Linscott: percussion     Roy Harper: vocals (on "Short and Sweet"),...
Topics: David Gilmour, Hammersmith Odeon, London, BBC Radio, live concert, FM broadcast, Pink Floyd
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Grateful Dead in concert at Beat-Club in Bremen, Germany as part of their Europe '72 tour. Beat-Club was a West German TV music program that ran from Sept. 1965 to Dec. 1972. This was the shortest concert on the Europe '72 tour since it was broadcast on Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen , the national public TV channel of the ARD. The video for the Beat-Club TV episode was shown in U.S. movie theaters on July 17, 2014, as that year's Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies . Watch a video of this concert...
Topics: Grateful Dead, Europe '72, Beat Club, live concert, TV broadcast
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Seattle's Wilson sisters and Heart live at on 7/15/1977 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA. Broadcast nationally on the King Biscuit Flower Hour , this recording is from WBCN in Boston, MA. Heart had recently released 2 albums at the time of this 1977 concert, Magazine and Little Queen . Heart: Ann Wilson - Guitar & Vocals; Nancy Wilson - Guitar & Vocals; Howard Leese - Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals; Roger Fisher - Guitar & Vocals; Steve Fossen - Bass; Mike DeRossier...
Topics: Heart, Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson, King Biscuit Flower Hour, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles,...
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Live performance of the Other Ones at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI on 8/3/02. This was the first time the surviving members of the Grateful Dead had reunited and performed together since Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. Billed as "Terrapin Station Reunion", this historic performance was broadcast on WXRT-FM in Chicago IL. The Other Ones: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Rob Barraco, Jeff Chimenti, Jimmy Herrin; WXRT radio hosts: Bobby Skafish & Matt Spiegel.
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Topics: The Other Ones, Terrapin Station, Alpine Valley, WXRT, Grateful Dead reunion, live concert, FM...
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Historic performance by Pink Floyd live at the Live 8 benefit concert in Hyde Park, London on 7/02/2005. Broadcast on BBC Radio 1, this was the first time all 4 band members performed together as Pink Floyd in more than 24 years. The reunion was arranged by Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof. Read about the Live 8 reunion here: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/pink-floyd-live-8-reunion/
Topics: BBC, Live 8, Pink Floyd, Radio Broadcast, Live Concert
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Carlos Santana & the Santana band in concert on 5/25/1975 at Rynearson Stadium at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. This open air concert was sponsored, recorded and broadcast by CKLW 94 FM in Windsor, Ontario and serving the Detroit metro area.  This concert was part of Santana's North American tour from March to Sept. 1975 to promote their 6th album, Borbolleta . A concert poster for this event is posted as a .png file. Santana Band: Carlos Santana – guitar, percussion, vocals...
Topics: Santana, CKLW, Summer Celebration, Rynearson Stadium, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, open...
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The Doobie Brothers live at The Forum in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve 1978. Broadcast live on KMET 94.7 FM, Los Angeles. The band had released their 8th album Minute By Minute earlier that month, which spent 87 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. In the spring of 1979 Minute by Minute was the best-selling album in the U.S. for five non-consecutive weeks. Here's a video of the Doobies in 1978: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3HwyGqLS3U
Topics: Doobie Brothers, The Forum, Los Angeles, KMET, New Year's Eve, NYE, live concert, FM broadcast
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Bob Marley & The Wailers in their first US concert performance, on 7/11/1973 at Paul's Mall in Boston, MA. Recorded and broadcast by WBCN FM ( Boston Concert Network ) in Boston. An advertisement for this concert and a newspaper review are posted as .png files. The Wailers 1973: Bob Marley-Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion; Peter Tosh-Vocals, Lead Guitar, Keyboards; Bunny Wailer-Congas, Bongos; Aston Barrett-Bass, Guitar, Keyboards; Carlton Barrett-Drums, Percussion; Joe Higgs-Vocals,...
Topics: Bob Marley, The Wailers, Paul's Mall, Boston, MA, WBCN, live concert, FM broadcast
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Jerry Garcia Band live performance at Calderone Concert Hall in Hempstead, New York on 2/29/1980.  Jerry Garcia Band 1980: Jerry Garcia - Guitar, Vocals: John Kahn - Bass; David Ahlders - Keyboards; Johnny D'Fonseca - Drums. Here's a video of JGB at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ on 7/26/1980:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvSx-cndD5c
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Topics: Jerry Garcia, JGB, Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY, FM broadcast, live concert
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In-studio concert with Bonnie Raitt and Lowell George broadcast live from Ultrasonic Studios, WLIR-FM, Long Island NY. Recorded in 1972, with John Hammond and Freebo, and hosted by WLIR DJ Ken Cole. Article: https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/bonnie-raitt-lowell-george-ultrasonic-studios-1972
Topics: Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George, WLIR, live concert, FM broadcast, Ultrasonic Studios
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Performance by Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders on 2/06/1972 at Pacific High Studios in San Francisco. Broadcast on KSAN 95 FM San Francisco. Band: Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn and Bill Kruetzmann. Read about this broadcast here: https://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2014/10/february-6-1972-pacific-high-recorders.html
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Topics: Merl Saunders, Jerry Garcia, Pacific High Studios, KSAN, live concert, FM broadcast
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Steve Winwood live concert performance at the Blossom Music Centre, Cleveland OH. This 1986 recording was broadcast on the Westwood One radio network, and was later used for the Super Star Concert Series. This took place during the Back in the High Life tour. Winwood also appeared on David Letterman's TV show during this period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOAhl1ocaoM
Topics: Steve Winwood, Back in the High Life, Westwood One, live concert, FM broadcast
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This is a radio broadcast of one of the earliest Fleetwood Mac shows with the new Buckingham/Nicks lineup. This early show from the Capitol Theatre in Passaic NJ, was broadcast on the nationally syndicated King Biscuit Flower Hour . The band was in transition at this time, as evidenced by the setlist, which includes songs from the Peter Green, Bob Welch & Danny Kirwin eras. Lots of energy in this performance. Fleetwood Mac 1975: Mick Fleetwood - drums; John McVie - bass; Christine McVie -...
Topics: Fleetwood Mac, Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, KBFH, King Biscuit Flower Hour, live concert,...
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Doobie Brothers live on 5/31/1973 at Ultrasonic Studios in West Hempstead, NY. Broadcast on WLIR FM 92.7 from Long Island, NY. This concert includes songs from their third album The Captain And Me, released 3 months earlier. Watch the Doobie Brothers in 1973 on The Midnight Special TV show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx2PgEj3B-g
Topics: Doobie Brothers, Ultrasonic Studios, WLIR, New York, FM broadcast, live concert
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Grateful Dead live in concert on 10/04/1970 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA. This show was broadcast on KSAN 95 FM, San Francisco. The band had released Workingman's Dead earlier that year, and would release American Beauty the following month. This concert includes songs from both albums, and a few others. The first song is cut short due to technical problems at KSAN, not uncommon in the "age of freeform radio". Cover art created from the program for this show, the Jefferson...
Topics: Grateful Dead, Winterland, American beauty, Workingman's Dead, KSAN, live concert, FM broadcast
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Albert King concert at The Purple Carriage   House in on 2/2/1974 in St. Charles, IL. Recorded and broadcast by WXRT FM in Chicago on their UnConcert series (sponsored by 7Up, " The UnCola "). Albert laid down several of his popular songs in this concert broadcast.  Here's a concert video of Albert King at The Fillmore East in 1970: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrLJkFH369M
Topics: Albert King, The Purple Carriage House, St. Charles, WXRT, Un-Concert, FM broadcast, live concert
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Genesis with Peter Gabriel at the Montreal Sports Centre in Montreal, Canada on 4/21/1974. This concert was part of their Selling England By The Pound tour. Recorded and broadcast by CHOM-FM in Montreal. Genesis: Peter Gabriel- Lead Vocals- Flute and Percussion Tony Banks- Keyboards- 12 String and Backing Vocals Mike Rutherford- Bass Guitars, Bass Pedals, Guitars and Backing Vocals Steve Hackett- Lead Guitars and Effects Phil Collins- Drums- Percussion and Backing Vocals
Topics: Genesis, Montreal Sports Centre, Selling England By The Pound tour, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins,...
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Early Led Zeppelin econcert at L'Olympia Theater in Paris, France on 10/10/1969. The band had just changed their name from the New Yardbirds in the past year. This set was first broadcast on French radio on 11/2/1969 on Europe1's Musicorama program. It was believed lost for years until the tape was rediscovered in the radio station's basement, and re-broadcast on 12/7/2007. Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page - Guitar; Robert Plant - Vocals; John Paul Jones - Bass, Keyboards; John Bonham- Drums. Read more...
Topics: Led Zeppelin, New Yardbirds, L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe1, Musicorama, live concert, FM...
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers recorded live in concert by the BBC at Oxford University in the UK on 3/24/1980 for their Rock Goes To College series. Petty released Damn The Torpedoes that year, and was on a roll getting lots of FM radio airplay. The Band: Tom Petty - Guitars Lead Vocals; Mike Campbell - Guitars; Benmont Tench - Organ, Piano, Vocals; Ron Blair - Bass (Electric); Stan Lynch - Drums, Vocals. Read about this concert here:...
Topics: Tom Petty, Heartbreakers, Oxford, UK, BBC, Rock Goes to College, FM broadcast, live concert
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Live performance by Bob Marley & The Wailers at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on 12/02/1979. The band performed two shows on Dec. 2 at this venue. The second show was broadcast live on KUSP radio - likely the only broadcast from this tour. Band: Bob Marley (vocals, rhythm guitar), Aston “Family Man” Barrett (bass), Carlton “Carly” Barrett (drums), Al Anderson (lead guitar), Junior Marvin (lead guitar), Earl Lindo (organ, clavinet), Tyrone Downie (keyboards), Alvin Patterson ...
Topics: Bob Marley, The Wailers, KUSP, Santa Cruz, live concert, FM broadcast, reggae
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Pat Metheny Group live on 3/27/1981 at the University Of Houston, Cullen Auditorium in Houston Texas. Broadcast on KUHF 88.7 FM, Houston Public Radio on the university campus, a jazz and NPR news station at that time. Pat Metheny Group was on a roll during this period, and Metheny was working on As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls , released in May 1981. Musicians: Pat Metheny, guitars, guitar synthesizer; Lyle Mays, piano, synthesizers, organ, autoharp; Steve Rodby, acoustic bass,...
Topics: Pat Metheny, Pat Metheny Group, PMG, As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls, Cullen Auditorium,...