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April 9: Carl Perkins Birthday

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 He really stood for freedom. That whole sound stood for all degrees of freedom. It would just jump off the turntable… we wanted to go where that was happening.
~Bob Dylan (note on the flower arrangement sent by Dylan @ Carl Perkins’ funeral service – January 23, 1998)

Paul McCartney with Carl Perkins: My Old Friend [Rare documentary] 1993 (45min):

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Bob Dylan & Van Morrison performing together (videos)

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This a collection of videos & audio I’ve found of Bob Dylan & Van Morrison performing together.

Philopappos (The Hill Of The Muses)
Athens, Greece
27 June 1989

  1. Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
  2. And It Stoned Me (Van Morrison) – incomplete
  3. And It Stoned Me (Van Morrison)
  4. Foreign Window (Van Morrison)
  5. One Irish Rover (Van Morrison)

bob dylan greece 1989

Dundonald Ice Bowl
Belfast, Northern Ireland
6 February 1991

#14 Tupelo Honey/Why Must I Always Explain (audio)

Fleadh Festival
Finsbury Park
London, England
12 June 1993

#6. One Irish Rover (Van Morrison)

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
21 January 1998

Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)

NEC Arena
National Exhibition Center
Birmingham, England
24 June 1998

#11 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door


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Great Albums: Elvis Presley – On Stage

Elvis Presley On Stage

 I missed the closeness of a live audience. So just as soon as I got out of the movie contracts I started to do live performances again.
~Elvis Presley (NYC press conference – june 9, 1972)

This is an absolutely stunning live album, the best official live album from Elvis (slightly better than “That’s the Way It Is”).

The album was recorded Feb 17-19 in 1970, Elvis was just starting his Las Vegas run (the “Vegas years” – 1969-76) & the Band & backing groups sounded great.

Elvis las vegas

Released June 1970
Recorded February 17-19, 1970 International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Genre Rock
Length 31:57
Label RCA

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Elvis’ idea of bringing in white gospel singers with black soul singers was really genius on his part because he covered the whole gamut of music
~Joe Moscheo (The Imperials)

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