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Alive As Yesterday: 1959 Concerts



The Casuals, Bobby One, Alan Marlo

State Theatre

Niagra Falls, NY



Rosewood Club

Memphis, TN



Ruth Brown, The Falcons,

The Pips, The Delloes

James Moody & His Orchestra with Eddie

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The Beatles On Tour 1964




"The Beatles were one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time. They also had one of the fiercest, most intensely loyal fandoms of all time. Beatles fans — mainly teenage girls — offered the band their

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Faces in the Crowd: D.A. Pennebaker



One Sunday back in 2019, I woke up to the news that D.A. Pennebaker had passed away at the age of 94.  While Pennebaker was a well known film maker to many folks, I thought it would be worthwhile to

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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

Los Angeles, CA


Lou Reed

Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle

Frankfurt, Germany




Murphy's Pub

Cincinnati, OH



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Rock Geography: Whisky A Go Go (Expanded Edition)



Today, on this latest edition of Rock & Roll Geography, we take a stroll down to California to check out The Whisky A Go Go, one of LA's most historic music landmarks.  Still in business today, this venerable club is

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Rock & Roll: The Psychedelic Years (Expanded Edition)

Psychedelic rock was a musical genre that emerged in the mid-sixties due to the popularity of such mind-altering drugs as LSD, mescaline, cannabis and peyote mushrooms.  The roots of Psychedelic Rock begin here: On Friday April 16, 1943 (a day

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Remembering Bill Graham & The Fillmore East

This blog post is dedicated to my dear friend,

Jeff Goldstein

who spent many happy hours @ The Fillmore East


The Story of the Fillmore East begins here...

Located at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Sixth Street was

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Alive As Yesterday: 1969 Concerts

The Kinks

Taj Mahal

Sha Na Na

Fillmore West

San Francisco, CA


The Move

Cold Blood

Albert King

Fillmore West

San Francisco, CA


Grateful Dead


Flying Burrito Bros.

Avalon Ballroom

San Francisco, CA




James Cotton Blues Band

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1966: A Moment In Time

Over the years there have been many arguments concerning which year produced the best rock album.  While this is most probably arrived at via a subjective view point, there is a serious case to be made for the year 1966;

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Alive As Yesterday: 1982 Concerts


Zapp (featuring Roger)

The Time

Rockford Metro Centre

Rockford, IL


Spring Fest '82


David Johansen

Jim Carroll

Peter Dayton


Thunderbird Country Club

Tyngsboro, MA


Diary of a Madman Tour

Ozzy Osbourne


Notre Dame A.C.C.

South Bend,

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Vince Taylor: The Original Ziggy Stardust

Vince Taylor, while not widely known to US rock fans, was an influential part of the European rock scene in the late 50's and early 60's.  While not widely known to US rock fans, Taylor was an influential part of

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Alive As Yesterday: 1975 Concerts

Led Zeppelin

L.S.U. Assembly Center

Baton Rouge, LA


Led Zeppelin

Earl's Court

London, UK


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Keystone Hall

Kutztown State College

Kutztown, PA






John Cale & The Only Ones


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Alive As Yesterday: 1973 Concerts

David Bowie 

Hollywood Palladium

Los Angeles, CA




Joe Walsh & Barnstorm

Allen Theatre

Cleveland, OH


Sly & The Family Stone

Little Feat

Berkeley Community Theatre

Berkeley, CA


Grateful Dead

Nassau Coliseum

Uniondale, NY



San Francisco Concerts 1973 Bill Graham Presents

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Alive As Yesterday: 1978 Concerts

The Year Rock Went to Pieces (Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado) 

“In 1978, rock music resembled a combat zone more than a community. The divisions had been visible for most of the decade, with the fraying of any notion that the

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Alive As Yesterday: 1986 Concerts





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 what I say--my name is Run--I`m number

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Alive As Yesterday: 1972 Concerts

“Some people say the 1970s New York rock scene started in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground. Others insist that it began around 1968 with the Stooges and MC5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Or with Lou Reed’s reconfigured Velvet Underground

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1960's Swinging London: A Moment In Time

Today's blog post is about Swinging London; a moment in time that reconfigured the music, fashion, movies and books of the youth culture.

There came a moment when London first shook off the coils of hidebound British society, the

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Rock & Roll: Why The 80's Pretty Much Sucked


As I remember it, the 1980s was a decade in which the genre known as basic meat & potatoes rock & roll began to undergo a myriad of changes.  The punk rock revolution was underway but didn't really become a

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