Music

King Biscuit

  1. Earth, Wind & Fire Is 'Mighty Mighty' King Biscuit: Earth, Wind & Fire Is 'Mighty Mighty' St. Louis Arena Aug 10, 1974 Bassist Verdine White lays down the funk for brother Maurice, Philip Bailey and the band in a '74 set from St. Louis.
  2. Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre, 1978 King Biscuit: Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre, 1978 Capitol Theatre Nov 24, 1978 Recorded at Passaic, NJ's legendary Capitol Theater on November 24th, 1978, between 1976's Terrapin Station and 1980's radio friendly Go to Heaven, the Dead are in top form and good spirits.
  3. Miles Davis on the Funky Side King Biscuit: Miles Davis on the Funky Side Saenger Theatre Apr 25, 1986 The late, great trumpeter leads his young crew, featuring guitarist Robben Ford, on the previously unreleased "Hopscotch" and "Rubberband" in 1986.
  4. Jeff Buckley in Scotland, 1994 King Biscuit: Jeff Buckley in Scotland, 1994 Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 The late singer-songwriter, who was born on this day in 1966, performs material from Grace, including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
  5. The Rolling Stones in Detroit, 1978 King Biscuit: The Rolling Stones in Detroit, 1978 Masonic Hall Jul 6, 1978 Charlie Watts provided his classic backbeat on swaggering classics like "Star Star," "Happy," "Shattered," "Brown Sugar" and others in this set.
  6. Stevie Ray Vaughan In Memoriam King Biscuit: Stevie Ray Vaughan In Memoriam Ripley's Music Hall Oct 20, 1983 The Texas guitar hero premieres tunes from his debut album Texas Flood in this 1983 set from Philly's Ripley Hall.
  7. Iggy Pop's Raw 'Instinct' King Biscuit: Iggy Pop's Raw 'Instinct' Channel Jul 19, 1988 The artist formerly known as James Osterberg, Jr. performs "Tuff Baby," "Cold Metal" and other new tunes from Instinct in a 1988 Boston set.
  8. A Dynamic Duo in Concert King Biscuit: A Dynamic Duo in Concert Masonic Auditorium Mar 8, 1978 The two most influential pianists of their generation, Heribe Hancock and Chick Corea, play intimate duets in this 1978 set from San Francisco.
  9. Bob Marley's Last Stand King Biscuit: Bob Marley's Last Stand Lyceum Ballroom Jul 18, 1975 On this day in 1980, the reggae superstar played his last concert at Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh. Hear him in this 1975 set from London.
  10. Remembering Jaco Pastorius King Biscuit: Remembering Jaco Pastorius Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1982 The man who revolutionized the electric bass has been gone 30 years. Hear him lead his incredible Word of Mouth big band in this 1982 set.
  11. Nile Rodgers Meets Duran Duran King Biscuit: Nile Rodgers Meets Duran Duran Madison Square Garden Mar 21, 1984 The funky rhythm guitarist joins Chic bandmate Tony Thompson on stage with the Brit group for "Rio" and other hits in this 1984 set.
  12. David Bowie's Chart-Topper King Biscuit: David Bowie's Chart-Topper Montreal Forum Jul 13, 1983 Fame became Bowie's first US #1 single in September of 1975. Hear him sing that soulful anthem from Young Americans in 1983.
  13. Marc Anthony at Madison Square Gaden King Biscuit: Marc Anthony at Madison Square Gaden Madison Square Garden Feb 9, 2000 The salsa singer, who turns 53 today, performs "That's OK," "I Need to Know," "Remember Me" and others from his self-titled first English album from 2000.
  14. Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 King Biscuit: Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Felt Forum Aug 27, 1986 Bringing new meaning to the term "Uncut," this 1986 performance from the height of the former SNL star's stand-up career is not for the faint.
  15. Best of King Biscuit
    1. Jeff Buckley in Scotland, 1994
    2. Bob Dylan With Keith Richards & Ron Wood
    3. John & Yoko Give Peace a Chance
    4. U2 on 'The Joshua Tree' Tour
    5. Queen's BBC Studio Session
    6. Bowie's Trip to the Stars
    7. The B-52's at Roseland, 1982
    8. Oasis in Glasgow, '94
    9. Ronnie James Dio In Memoriam
    10. Linda Ronstadt's Country-Pop Appeal
  16. Maria Muldaur Gets Jazzy King Biscuit: Maria Muldaur Gets Jazzy Troubadour Dec 22, 1974 The pop singer turns 74 today. Hear her interpret Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "Lover Man (Where Can You Be)" in 1974.
  17. Roger Waters Speaks Out King Biscuit: Roger Waters Speaks Out Oct 22, 1984 In a 1984 interview, the bassist-composer, who turns 74 today, discuses his split from Pink Floyd, touring The Wall, recording The Final Cut and his first solo album.
  18. Kiss Minus the Greasepaint King Biscuit: Kiss Minus the Greasepaint Nashville Municipal Auditorium Jan 11, 1984 Bassist Gene Simmons, who turns 68 today, leads the group on "Gimme More," "Young and Wasted" and others from Lick It Up on their 1983 post-makeup tour.
  19. Belinda Carlisle in Philly, 1988 King Biscuit: Belinda Carlisle in Philly, 1988 Tower Theater May 25, 1988 The former Go-Gos lead singer performs her hit single "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" and covers the Go-Gos' hits "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed."
  20. Pat Metheny Pushes the Envelope King Biscuit: Pat Metheny Pushes the Envelope Mesa Centennial Hall Jul 26, 1982 The adventurous guitarist experiments with guitar synth on "Off Ramp," revisits his classic "Phase Dance" and covers Ornette Coleman's "Broadway Blues" in 1982.
  21. Billy Idol at the Savoy, 1982 King Biscuit: Billy Idol at the Savoy, 1982 Savoy Dec 31, 1983 The new wave punk with the infamous lip curl play his hits "Dancing With Myself" and "White Wedding" and covers Tommy James & the Shondells' "Mony Mony."
  22. Edgar Winter's Rock 'n' Roll Heart King Biscuit: Edgar Winter's Rock 'n' Roll Heart Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Sep 3, 1974 The multi-instrumentalist plays his instrumental hit "Frankenstein" and a medley of Gary U.S. Bonds' "New Orleans" and Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" in 1974.
  23. Jean-Luc Ponty's Masterpiece King Biscuit: Jean-Luc Ponty's Masterpiece Tower Theater Oct 21, 1978 The French violinist-composer performs tunes from his Enigmatic Ocean, along with his popular bluegrass-influenced "New Country" in this '78 set from Philly.
  24. Robert Cray's Strong Persuasion King Biscuit: Robert Cray's Strong Persuasion Tower Theater Apr 26, 1987 The blues guitarist and soulful singer, who turns 64 today, plays "Smoking Gun," "False Accusations" and "Phone Booth" from Strong Persuader in 1987.
  25. Bob Seger in Detroit, 1980 King Biscuit: Bob Seger in Detroit, 1980 Cobo Arena Jun 15, 1980 The Motor City native leads his Silver Bullet Band on "Night Moves," "Still the Same" "Hollywood Nights" and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" at the Cobo Arena.
  26. Mick Jagger Flies Solo King Biscuit: Mick Jagger Flies Solo Webster Hall Feb 9, 1993 The Rolling Stones frontman turns 74 today. Hear him perform "Don't Tear Me Up," "Put Me In The Trash" and other tunes on his Wandering Spirit tour of 1993.
  27. Don Henley Flies Solo King Biscuit: Don Henley Flies Solo Riverbend Jul 23, 1991 The singer-songwriter, who turns 70 today, performs tunes from his The End Of Innocence and Eagles hits like "Desperado" and "Hotel California" in 1991.
  28. Blue Oyster Cult at the Palladium King Biscuit: Blue Oyster Cult at the Palladium Palladium Feb 16, 1979 The Long Island hard rockers play their anthems "Godzilla" and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (sans cowbell) and cover Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" in 1979.