September 15: Bob Dylan @ Dortmund, West Germany 1987 – Wonderful Concert

..spectacular from start to finish.. Bob Dylan feels good about himself and his work, this night in Dortmund. You can hear it in his voice. It’s a unique, very wonderful Bob Dylan voice, special to this show. His presence this time is not a matter of being one with the protagonists of the songs or the persons being sung to. It’s a matter of his enthusiasm for the act of
singing, and for each of these songs that he gets to sing. An a subtle but measurable sense, this “Tangled Up in Blue” vocal is not like any other rendition.
~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist Volume 3: Mind Out Of Time 1986 And Beyond)

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Dortmund, West Germany
15 September 1987

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
  • Tom Petty (guitar)
  • Mike Campbell (guitar)
  • Benmont Tench (keyboards)
  • Howie Epstein (bass)
  • Stan Lynch (drums)
  • The Queens Of Rhythm: Carolyn Dennis, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec (backing vocals)

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September 12: Bob Dylan @ Great Woods Performing Arts Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts in 1993

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..nothing short of amazing. The performance is dead-on, and the vocals are way up front in your face. The recording is perfect digital quality right off of the soundboard. The show itself is among the best of the tour, and the song line-up is a taper’s dream..
~bobsboots.com

..in near  perfect quality and showcasing a focused, “biting” Dylan peformance  that simply sizzles. The opening number sets the table nicely, with a rough and tumble vocal and lengthy harp fills that indicate Bob is in a lively mood on this night. The line recording catches every little nuance and inflection with startling clarity.
~from “Deep Beneath The Waves”

Great Woods Performing Arts Center
Mansfield, Massachusetts
12 September 1993

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

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August 15: Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Classic Largo concert in 1978

A concert perhaps best known for the outstanding video footage available. “Growin’ Up” features the teenage werewolf story. “Backstreets” has some lines from “Pretty Flamingo” in the ‘Sad Eyes’ section. Tremendous versions of “Quarter To Three” (particularly the video) and “Prove It All Night” with the cab driver intro and an outstanding guitar solo. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” includes a snippet of “Macho Man” during the band introductions. The show features a particularly loose and active Bruce, maybe because the next day he was going home to New Jersey for the first time in a year. The MC that can be heard introducing Springsteen before “Summertime Blues” is the legendary Washington-area DJ Don “Cerphe” Colwell.
–Brucebase (brucebase.wikidot.com)

I’m watching the video of this concert. I cannot help writing some lines on it. I don’t want to encourage the buying of unauthorized material, but if you already have all the official video items, you really got to have this. Performance like ‘Sandy’ and ‘Prove it all night’ as captured in this film make you understand how great he is, just in case there was any doubt left. All the show was great, but Sandy is above all… and this show was not better than all the other ’78 shows…. I’m just speaking of this because I just have this one…. This reminds me of an old phrase I saw written on some horrible shirt : “People can be divided in two halves; the ones who love him, and the ones who never saw him playing live…” Back here… the video is goin’ on…. I cannot write nothing on Growin’up and Backstreets. The ‘sad eyes-drive all night-pretty flamingo’ interlude in backstreets is simply one of the best things you may ever watch and listen to…. Also Because the Night is terrific…
–http://www.brucespringsteen.it/

Prove It All Night


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August 9: Bruce Springsteen played Agora Theatre and Ballroom in 1978 (audio)

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This concert is one of the best from the tour I’ve heard.. and Yes, it helps that it was broadcasted on the famous rock station: WMMS-FM

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One of the reasons the 1978 Tour is so well-remembered, and often viewed as the peak of Springsteen and the E Street Band in concert, is that several complete shows were broadcast live on radio stations.

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June 29: The Who – Hyde Park, London 1996 (video)

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Show for the Princes trust with special guests: Phil Daniels (Narration), Trevor McDonald (Newscaster), Ade Edmundson (Bell Boy; later with shotgun and scooter), Gary Glitter (Rocker), Stephen Fry (Hotel Manager), Dave Gilmour (Guitar on Dirty Jobs, Love Reign O’er Me). The band was introduced by Jools Holland. The other bands of the show: Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Ron Wood, Alanis Morrisette.
~The Who Concert Guide

Sat, 29 June 1996
London, Hyde Park

  • Roger Daltrey: Vocals
  • John Entwistle: Vocals, Bass
  • Pete Townshend : Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Guitar
  • John Bundrick: Piano, Keyboards
  • Jon Carin : Keyboards
  • Phil Daniels: Narrator
  • Dennis Farias: Brass Section
  • Simon Gardner: Brass Section
  • David Gilmore: Guitar
  • Gary Glitter: Vocals
  • Nick Lane: Brass Section
  • Jody Linscott: Percussion
  • Billy Nicholls: Backing Vocal
  • Neil Sidwell: Brass Section
  • Zak Starkey: Drums
  • Simon Townshend : Vocals, Guitar
  • Roy Wiegand: Brass Section
  • Geoff Whitehorn : Guitar

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Watch: Classic Concert By Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers New Years Eve 1978 Santa Monica

UMB Bank Pavilion St. Louis, Missouri

R.I.P. Tom Petty

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live 12.31.78 New Years Eve concert Santa Monica CA

This concert took place just before Damn The Torpedoes came out, and it is amazing. It was released as a part of The Live Anthology Box Set, and frankly it is the best of the whole set!

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The Live Anthology is a live box set by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The box set was released by Reprise Records on November 23, 2009, in a number of formats, with the standard CD and download formats, composed of 48 tracks (on 4 discs).

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