Roger McGuinn: Live At Rockpalast1977 (CD/DVD) 2019 Release Date: 10/11/2019


The legendary first Rockpalast night from 1977 made rock history. Final guest on stage: Roger McGuinns Thunderbyrds. Before Roger McGuinn entered the stage with his Thunderbyrds as the top act of the night, Rory Gallagher and Little Feat had already rocked the Grugahalle.

The Thunderbyrds had their first and only album (simply titled "Thunderbyrd") released. The line-up of the band next to McGuinn was excellent: Rick Vito (lead-guitar, back- and lead vocals) came from John Mayall and was exactly one decade later a member of Fleetwood Mac for four years, Charlie Harrison (bass and background-vocals) was previously a member of the progressive rockers of Judas Jump and Tundra and later joined the West Coast legend Poco and Greg Thomas was playing drums for Loudon Wainwright III, Seals & Crofts and Leon Russell prior to the Thunderbyrds. A well-coordinated band, stimulating their boss Roger McGuinn ("Pick it up McGuinn!!!!") to some top performances. That was really a very magical moment in the history of the Rockpalast series which has lost nothing of it's power, intensity and passion even after 42 years

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