David Bowie: “Santa Monica Civic Auditorium” 20 October 1972 (audio)

“Steve Martin here, backstage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. It’s a cool night in Los Angeles, and as you may know or not know, the Santa Monica Civic is about a hundred yards from the beach so we have a cool breeze blowing off the ocean through the stage at our backs. The auditorium is packed, as a matter …

October 17: The Rolling Stones recorded the Brussels Affair in 1973

The Rolling Stones have finally begun to assemble and release their vast archives.  Setting up The Official Rolling Stones Archive online, their first release was The Brussels Affair ’73. Long hailed by die-hard Stones fans as one of the band’s greatest live performances, The Brussels Affair has been a mainstay in the underground music world for years. The album is pulled from the two gigs …

October 17: Bruce Springsteen’s “The River” was released in 1980

But I remember us riding in my brother’s car Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir At night on them banks I’d lie awake And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take Now those memories come back to haunt me They haunt me like a curse Is a dream a lie if it don’t come …

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