Monday, August 5, 2019

VA - Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary, WNEW Broadcast HBO Simulcast May 14, 1988 Apologies, UPDATED




ATLANTIC RECORDS 40th ANNIVERSARY 1988 - UPDATED

VA - Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary, WNEW Broadcast HBO Simulcast May 14, 1988


On May 14, 1988, the Atlantic Records label held its 40th Anniversary Celebration by staging a non-stop concert lasting almost 13 hours starting at noon and ending just shortly before 1am the following morning at Madison Square Garden, New York. The event was dubbed "It's Only Rock And Roll". Only artists who had released material on the Atlantic label in the United States performed, spanning the company's forty-year existence. Lavern Baker and Ruth Brown were the longest tenured Atlantic acts to perform, while Debbie Gibson was the most recent.  Some Atlantic signings, who had either officially split up or not performed together for a number of years, re-formed especially to perform. These included The Rascals, Iron Butterfly, and the former members of Led Zeppelin. Other notable performers included Yes, Genesis, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer (representing Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Bob Geldof, Booker T. Jones, Wilson Pickett, The Coasters, The Spinners, Peabo Bryson, The Blues Brothers (featuring Dan Aykroyd and Sam Moore), Roberta Flack, The Manhattan Transfer, Bee Gees, Ben E. King and Vanilla Fudge.

Plans to close the performance with a greatest hits all-star jam were shelved. Instead, the former members of Led Zeppelin were the last act. "No rehearsal and just shambling on," recalled guitarist Jimmy Page. The concert was broadcast live in the US on FM radio and HBO television; commentary for the latter being provided backstage by comedian Robert Townsend. HBO commenced its live broadcast a few hours into the event and interspersed footage of the concert that had been taped earlier by the network. In so doing, some of the artists' sets were edited or omitted. An edited version aired later that year on ABC hosted by Robert Hays. The audio was recorded by David Hewitt and Stanley Johnston on the Record Plant Black Truck. Banners heralding the reunion of Led Zeppelin were displayed like tapestry by excited fans – but, to the fans' dismay, were taken down before HBO went with their live feed.

In the United Kingdom, the event was broadcast over four weeks by BBC Two, presented as hour-long episodes. Atlantic issued this production on video as Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll. The release intercut concert footage with highlights of earlier performances, and older footage from the Atlantic archives.  (Wikipedia)


This is a 5hr 30min radio broadcast Version was given to me by a friend. I assure you this is still a great listen. I don't know when exactly I obtained this experience but is was some time back in the USA. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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VA - Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary, WNEW Broadcast HBO Simulcast 1988 Part 1.zip
https://www76.zippyshare.com/v/piMjDthY/file.html


VA - Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary, WNEW Broadcast HBO Simulcast 1988 Part 2.zip
https://www76.zippyshare.com/v/RyKib7xd/file.html



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Tracklist

01    Marv Albert -  Intro    2:10
02    Coasters - That is Rock-N-Roll    3:26
03    Crosby, Stills and Nash - Suite- Judy Blue Eyes    6:48
04    Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song    5:14
05    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight    5:06
06    Phil Collins - Introduction of Lavern Baker  1:37
07    Lavern Baker - Jim Dandy    2:19
08    Lavern Baker - Saved    3:26
09    Robert Townshend and Lavern Baker - Backstage    2:19
10    Roberta Flack -  Introduces Foreigner    0:55
11    Foreigner - Hot Blooded    3:56
12    Foreigner - Juke Box Hero    5:12
13    Foreigner - Urgent    4:58
14    Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is    5:41
15    Phil Collins and Foreigner - Backstage With Phil Collins and Foreigner    2:34
16    Stephen Stills - Introduces Ben E King    1:03
17    Ben E King - Spanish Harlem    3:16
18    Ben E King - There Goes My Baby    2:49
19    Ben E King - Save the Last Dance for Me    2:49
20    Emerson, Palmer and Berry - America    8:42
21    Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces    8:19
22    Ruth Brown - Teadrops From My Eyes    3:19
23    Lisa Bonet     - Introduces Debbie Gibson    0:37
24    Debbie Gibson - Staying Together    3:57
25    Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat    5:09
26    Debbie Gibson - Out of the Blue Medley    5:34
27    Debbie Gibson - Happy Birthday    0:51
28    Debbie Gibson - Backstage With Debbie Gibson    3:48
29    Phil Collins -  Introduces Robert Plant    0:55
30    Robert Plant - Heaven Knows    6:15
31    Robert Plant - Ship of Fools    5:42
32    Robert Plant - Tall Cool One    5:45
33    Bob Geldof and Robert Plant - Backstage Interview With Bob Geldof and Robert Plant    6:15
34    Manhattan Transfer - Mack the Knife    4:58
35    Dan Aykroyd - Introduces Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn    1:18
36    Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn - Last Night    2:29
37    Steve Cropper - Introduces Carla Thomas    1:06
38    Carla Thoma - Gee Whiz    3:31
39    Steve Cropper - Introduces Paul Rogers    1:10
40    Paul Rogers - (Sitting'n On) the Dock of the Bay    4:48
41    Steve Cropper - Introduces Miki Howard    0:18
42    Miki Howard - Try a Little Tenderness    4:08
43    Introduction -  of Paul Shaffer    0:30
44    Carla Thomas and Paul Shaffer     - Tramp    3:24
45    Elwood Blues Review - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love    4:59
46    Elwood Blues Review - Soul Man    3:42
47    That Little Bit Too Long - Been Lovin' You    4:46
48    Elwood Blues Review - You Don't Know Like I Know    3:26
49    Elwood Blues Review - Knock on Wood    4:37
50    Roberta Flack - Introduces Bob Geldof    0:52
51    Bob Geldof - You Can't Be Too Strong    5:31
52    Spinners - Mighty Love    5:37
53    Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson - The Closer I Get to You    4:49
54    Wilson Pickett - The Midnight Hour    3:25
55    Wilson Picket - Land of 1000 Dances    3:45
56    Manhatten Transfer - Birdland    4:18
57    Mike Green - Mike Green Presentation to Ahmet Ertegun    3:30
58    Genesis - Turn it on Again Medley    19:24
59    Michael Douglas - Michael Douglas Introduces Crosby Stills and Nash    1:26
60    Crosby Stills and Nash - Wooden Ships    9:34
61    Crosby Stills and Nash - Our House    3:09
62    Bee Gees - Lonely Days    4:30
63    Bee Gees - Jive Talking    4:41
64    Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray - Introduce The Rascals    2:02
65    Rascals - Good Lovin'    5:14
66    Rascals - Groovin'    6:24
67    Rascals - People Got to Be Free    4:27
68    Yes - I've Seen All Good People    7:29
69    Yes - Hold On    6:44
70    Paul Shaffer - Introduces Rufus Thomas    0:53
71    Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog    5:00
72    Robert Townsend, Phil Collins and Ahmet Ertegun - Introduce Led Zeppelin    5:23
73    Led Zeppelin - Kashmir    8:28
74    Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker    3:07
75    Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love    5:44
76    Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop    4:18
77    Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven    10:00
78    Closing Comments    0:16

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2 comments:

  1. Oops! Looks like we got the Atlantic Soul Legends links again instead of the 40th Anniversary link(s). Hoping the lniks get corrected soon as this look to be a very diverse set.

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    1. Sorry If I didn't get back previously but the Links have been updated. Thanks for letting me know. Apologies for any inconvenience.

      Cheers

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