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The Band Ten Years After Playing Id Love To Change the World, this is their studio recording

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Recorded Live: 8/4/1975 – Winterland (San Francisco, CA)

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0:00:00 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Music to the World (Incomplete)

0:02:58 – Love Like A Man

0:08:34 – Good Morning Little School Girl

0:16:37 – Slow Blues In ‘C’

0:23:24 – Hobbit

0:29:33 – One Of These Days

0:38:56 – I Can’t Keep From Crying

0:59:14 – I’m Going Home / Medley

1:12:25 – Sweet Little Sixteen

1:17:40 – Choo Choo Mama

1:22:54 – Baby, Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n’ Roll You


Alvin Lee – lead vocals, guitar

Chick Churchill – organ

Leo Lyons – bass

Ric Lee – drums


Extraordinary blues/rock guitarist Alvin Lee had already begun pursuing his solo career in earnest by the time he returned for the 28th and final U.S. tour of the original Ten Years After. Upon completion of the 1975 tour, TYA would split up and not return until a reunion was staged in 1989.

Although a cult fave, the band burst onto the world music scene after it appeared in the documentary film, Woodstock, one of whose highlights was the performance of “I’m Goin’ Home” by Lee and the band. This show, recorded at Bill Graham’s Winterland ballroom, opens with a rockin’ (but incomplete) version of the band’s radio hit, “Rock & Roll Music To The World.” They follow it with one their classics, “Love Like A Man.” Muddy Water’s “Good Morning Little School Girl,” is next, and leads to long and tasty slow blues.

A 20-minute version of “I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes” is followed by a 12- minute but incomplete “I’m Going Home.” After a souped-up version of Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen,” Lee and the band close with two of their own hits: “Choo Choo Mama” and “Baby, Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n’ Roll You.”

One of the biggest blues/rock acts on the planet between 1969 and 1974, Ten Years After could attribute their far reaching success to two things: Promoter Bill Graham and their appearance in the landmark music documentary Woodstock. Graham was among the earliest U.S. promoters to book the band, and he made them a staple act at both the Fillmore East and West, and of course, Winterland.

By the time this show was recorded. TYA had become primarily a vehicle for Alvin Lee’s blistering guitar work, its songs comprised of equal parts rock, blues, and jazz. In 1972, the band would leave Decca Records (the label that signed them in 1967), and move to Columbia’s corporate home. Columbia would take the band in a more radio friendly/pop driven direction (hence, the hit single “I’d Love To Change The World”). Frustrated with the popular music trend, Alvin Lee left the band, which disbanded soon after the second Columbia release in 1975.

The original lineup made one reunion LP and did one more tour in 1988/89 before disbanding again. In 2003, Ric Lee assembled the group again, although Alvin would not participate. He was replaced by guitarist Joe Gooch, and the band is still recording and touring today.

Grateful Dead – Full Concert

Recorded Live: 6/19/1976 – Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ)

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0:00:00 – Introduction

0:04:20 – Help On The Way / Slipknot / Franklin’s Tower / The Music Never Stopped

0:31:08 – Tuning

0:34:21 – Brown Eyed Women

0:39:09 – Tuning

0:40:46 – Cassidy

0:44:03 – Tuning

0:45:14 – They Love Each Other

0:52:16 – Tuning

0:53:36 – Looks Like Rain

1:00:58 – Tuning

1:02:15 – Tennessee Jed

1:10:36 – Tuning

1:12:41 – Playing In The Band

1:31:21 – Tuning

1:36:46 – Might As Well

1:42:53 – Samson & Delilah

1:49:16 – Tuning

1:50:48 – Comes A Time

2:00:20 – Tuning

2:01:54 – Let It Grow / drums / Let It Grow / Dancin In The Street / drums / Cozmic Charlie

2:33:08 – Tuning

2:36:27 – Around And Around / Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad

2:53:27 – Encore Applause

2:57:19 – Not Fade Away


Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals

Bob Weir – guitar, vocals

Phil Lesh – bass, vocals

Kieth Godchaux – keyboards

Donna Jean Godchaux – vocals

Bill Kruetzman – drums

Mickey Hart – drums, percussion


This is a very significant show as it was the very first time The Grateful Dead did a national radio broadcast. They had done many local radio simulcasts before, but this was right after they returned from a two year haitus from touring and this broadcast was a big deal at the time.

The Allman Brothers Band – Full Concert

Recorded Live: 4/20/1979 – Capitol Theatre (Passaic, NJ)

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0:00:00 – Don’t Want You No More

0:02:41 – It’s Not My Cross To Bear

0:08:21 – Can’t Take It With You

0:11:58 – Crazy Love

0:16:04 – Need Your Love So Bad

0:20:24 – Blind Love

0:26:14 – Blue Sky

0:31:15 – Just Ain’t Easy

0:37:08 – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

0:46:51 – Pony Boy

0:48:27 – Statesboro Blues

0:54:10 – Try It One More Time

0:59:32 – Southbound

1:06:02 – Wildflower

1:12:43 – Jessica

1:22:39 – Whipping Post

1:34:43 – Pegasus (Part 1)

1:44:56 – Drum/Bass Solos

1:56:55 – Hey Bartender

2:00:27 – Pegasus (Part 2)

2:02:39 – Ramblin’ Man

2:09:08 – Will The Circle Be Unbroken

2:13:57 – Midnight Rider

2:17:19 – Mountain Jam


Gregg Allman – vocals, keyboards

Dickey Betts – vocals, guitar

Dan Toler – guitar

David Goldflies – bass

Butch Trucks – drums

Jai Johnny Johansen -drums

Bonnie Bramlett – vocals

Guest: John Belushi – vocals on “Hey Bartender”


This is good quality audio and video of the complete show and a strong performance by this lineup, which included Bonnie Bramlett. Following the drum solos in the middle of “Pegasus,” John Belushi joins the band onstage and sings “Hey Bartender.” This was broadcast live on WNEW so fans are very familiar with this show.


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