For Now, It’s All About The Web Concert
The Rolling Stones started me down the road of The Virtual Concert. I had to forfeit tickets to a May 24th Rolling Stones concert in Austin, and I found their “Extra Licks” series of Sunday shows to take the sting out of missing the show. The Stones posted a “Best-Of” series of previous live performances, and added a new on each Sunday. It was a ton of fun! And you can still see the shows by clicking this link.
Since then, I’ve found other great opportunities to see and hear live music on the web. Queen did some virtual shows, and they continue to podcast here. If you’re a Queen fan, check out this walk through some great performances from the 1970s. Also, I ran across this cool Doobie Brothers live get-together, as they jam on “Black Water“.
While we wait for the next round of actual virtual shows, I rounded up some of our favorite 100.9 The Eagle artists and some of their great live shows. Check out Fleetwood Mac, or click here for a classic Eagles show at the Capitol Center in March of 1977. Or kick back and enjoy some Paul McCartney in this classic Wings show from 1975.
Elton John has launched a series of Classic Concerts, music the same way that The Rolling Stones did – by posting performances via his YouTube channel. And there are tons more to get us through this live show-less summer.. I’ll keep sharing, and y’all do the same! And support your favorite artists by buying their music and, when we are able to, seeing them perform live.