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sodascouts
12-10-2006, 10:33 PM
Found this on YouTube - never seen it before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giTJKqkFQMs

tengo ritmo
12-10-2006, 11:04 PM
That's interesting! Have I shown anyone the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Older Guys" video that I found about a year ago? It's actually really funny. Bernie is so adorable in it!!

Here it is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=maD93kbvsxg


- - -

"The world is made by the singer for the dreamer."

Oscar Wilde

sodascouts
12-10-2006, 11:06 PM
LOL! That is great!


~

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b141/glennfreyonline/avatars/christmasbannereagles.jpg

sodascouts
09-13-2007, 07:26 PM
I found some footage of Bernie doing a solo show!

Baby Please Don't Go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpkhJBioBws)

Where's My Lover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DYgAyWtTz8)

I Like to Breathe Free (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiGa1dSKeW8)

Walk Don't Run (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZqAlsugOvE)

Bitter Creek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-YPSBMncU0)

Perfect Little Sister
09-14-2007, 12:39 PM
Cool Soda! Thanks for those. I liked the slight changes Bernie made with his voice on Bitter Creek. (Of course, I kept waiting for the harmonies to kick in. lol)

sodascouts
09-14-2007, 02:26 PM
lol! Me too PLS!

sodascouts
04-08-2008, 04:12 PM
This is very rare - Bernie doing "God Loves His Children" (it's the second song after "Runnin' the Roadblocks"). Finding Bernie stuff is always a treat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfD6D0QfU0M

sodascouts
07-08-2009, 10:18 PM
Another rarity - Bernie playing with his spoof band Run C&W (in addition to original material with a humorous bent, the band took songs from other genres and played them hillbilly bluegrass style. The name spoofs Run DMC. The year: 1993.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBRFTqe7o9c

sodascouts
10-06-2009, 11:34 AM
I thought this was clever. It was created by our member mcphert1 (http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/forum/member.php?u=476) and in our board's own way, we contributed to it (see comments on original)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw453yfyOIM

mcphert1
10-06-2009, 03:01 PM
Thanks. I've updated the video info to source the photo information to this Board. Thanks again for the info and I hope you like the video. I've always thought that it would have been good to put songs off Desperado to those images of them as gunslingers, maybe a movie. This is my modest attempt at a slideshow version.

sodascouts
10-06-2009, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the link! We appreciate it.

Your slideshow was well-done, much better than the usual amateurish efforts you see on YouTube when it comes to placing photos with music. I can tell the images were chosen with care and you went beyond simple photos of the Eagles. Good job!

Brooke
10-07-2009, 02:17 PM
:applause: Very good!

Prettymaid
10-08-2009, 10:58 AM
Very good indeed!

GettheLeadonOut!!
10-27-2009, 02:34 PM
Here's Bernie with the Flying Burrito Brothers doing "Lazy Day" in 1970 with Chris Hillman and Sneaky Pete on pedal steel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdW8xQfC7JQ

sodascouts
10-27-2009, 02:39 PM
Ah, they're so young and fresh there! I wonder why Glenn sang lead when the Eagles covered it? Bernie sounds great. I have this for download on the site (http://www.bernieleadononline.com), but thanks for posting the link to it on YouTube - brings it to everyone's attention who might otherwise miss it.

GettheLeadonOut!!
11-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Bernie with the Nitty Gritty Dirt band in '87 performing "Fishin' in the Dark". Unfortunatly, the camera does not focus on him a lot but he looks like he's having fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh3ml8gzrd4

GettheLeadonOut!!
02-24-2010, 03:19 PM
More classic Bernie with the Flying Burrito Brothers doing "Six Days on the Road" at the infamous Altamont concert in 1969 from the film Gimme Shelter. You only get to see couple of glimpses of Bernie, I'm sure he couldn't wait to get out of there:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIgMN7Kd7u8

sodascouts
02-24-2010, 03:38 PM
Holy crap, that looks freaking awful. The festival from hell, with Hell's Angels to boot! And thank goodness that camera didn't dip any lower on the naked guy.

Thanks for posting it, though. It's an interesting historical glimpse. I didn't know the Flying Burrito Bros. played Altamont.

BTW, the captions erroneously put one line of the song as "killed my baby goodbye" instead of "kissed my baby goodbye" - Freudian?

GettheLeadonOut!!
02-24-2010, 04:19 PM
BTW, the captions erroneously put one line of the song as "killed my baby goodbye" instead of "kissed my baby goodbye" - Freudian?

I noticed that. I also noticed that they are using the studio version of "Six Days" (although they edited out Bernie's guitar solo dammit!). Gram Parsons was good buddies with Keith Richards and got the Burritos a spot on the bill (along with Santana, Jefferson Airplane, CSN&Y, the Grateful Dead [who refused to play because of the violence] and of course the Stones. It's a must see movie, but very harrowing.

Here's a recent article from Chris Hillman about the show:

http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/04/chris-hillman-calls-altamont-a-complete-nightmare/

sodascouts
02-25-2010, 12:43 PM
I've got a book by Hillman that says that Gram Parsons got on the helicopter with the Stones and got out of there and Bernie and another guy were left behind to fend for themselves, which they did, finally. I'll see if I can find the article as it goes into detail.

Bernie seems like the type of guy who is tough enough to take care of himself even in a crowd like that, but how selfish of Gram (sorry Gram lovers).

GTLO - I read that article and wow, "nightmare" indeed. Ironic that it happened only months after Woodstock, but when people go too far and decide they no longer need to restrain themselves, it's going to get ugly.

sodascouts
02-26-2010, 08:47 PM
The book is Hot Burritos - The True Story of the Flying Burrito Brothers by John Einarson with Chris Hillman.

Page 208, the Burritos were at the Altamont concert and when their set was done, Sneaky Pete, Chris and Jim Dickson left as the security force, the Hell's Angels, was beating up people in the crowd, and had actually come up on the stage when the Jefferson Airplane played and beat up Marty Balin. So the mood was ugly, it was now dark and the Rolling Stones delayed their performance by 2 hours. Gram Parsons(who worshipped the Stones blindly), Michael Clarke and Bernie Leadon stayed behind. Gram kept telling them that they would get to fly out of there in the helicopter with the Stones. When the Stones finally came out the lights came up but they only played a few songs. Bernie recalled being backstage facing the audience and fights breaking out and people would push away from it and then he would see pool cues coming down and somewhere in all this, that guy got killed, on camera and there was such a press of people that he got passed up and laid on the edge of the stage like a sacrifice. It was such an ugly vibe, the Angels were turning meaner, you could see it in their faces. Jagger stopped singing and tried to calm the Angels down but no deal. Gram left the stage with the Stones and ran to the helicopter and got on with them so Michael Clarke and Bernie Leadon were left behind. They started walking and met a couple of girls Bernie knew from L.A. and got in their car and wound up getting back to Sausalito.

That's a sort of summary of the article with a few quotes, not my own. But Gram by then was pretty far gone into drugs and alcohol and hero worship of the Stones to the exclusion of everyone else. I've got the movie Fallen Angel about him plus several books and Bernie is in the movie being interviewed along with Chris Hillman. Totally fascinating.Wow, thank goodness Bernie was good with the ladies, lol. Seriously, how scary, though.

sodascouts
02-27-2010, 02:23 PM
Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music by David Meyer

Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards by Al Kooper

The Byrds: Timeless Flight Revisited: The Sequel by Johnny Rogan

For What It's Worth: The Story of Buffalo Springfield by John Einarson and Richie Furay

Midnight Riders - Story of the Allman Brothers Band by Scott Freeman

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock by Gene Odom with Frank Dorman

Conversations With Tom Petty by Paul Zollo

Canyon of Dreams - by Harvey Kubernik

Roadwork by Tom Wright

Legend: the Story of Poco by Jerry Fuentes

This Wheel's On Fire by Lavon Helm

The Eagles by Laura Jackson

Laurel Canyon by Michael Walker

Hotel California by Barney Hoskyns

Desparados by John Einarson

Heaven and Hell by Don Felder

To The Limit by Mark Eliot

The Long Run by Marc Shapiro

Pickin' Up The Pieces by Richie Furay

Backstage Pass by Joe Vitale

Rock Wives by Victoria Balfour

Crosby, Stills, and Nash by Dave Zimmer/Henry Diltz, photos

Mansion On The Hill by Fred Goodman

The Operator by Tom King

Gilded Palace of Sin by Bob Proehl

The Notorious Byrd Brothers by Rick Menck

Join Together by Marley Bryant

So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star by Christopher Hjort

In Other Words by Anthony DeCurtis

Tales From The Rock n Roll Highway by Marley Bryant

Eight Miles High by Richie Unterberger

Rock n Roll's Strangest Moments by Mike Evans

Like a Rolling Stone: Tribute Bands by Stephen Kurutz

Take a Walk on the Dark Side by Gary Patterson

Hot Burritos: The True Story of the Flying Burrito Brothers by John Einarson with Chris Hillman

This is all I have at hand right now, other books are stored in the shed. Some have very little connection with the Eagles, others have paragraphs and chapters about them, but Bernie, surprisingly, is mentioned in a lot of these books about the early years.

The movie about Gram Parsons is Fallen Angel. It was interesting but reinforced my conviction that Parsons is given way too much credit for fusing country music with rock. He was never a favorite of mine either so my apologies to his fans.

Wow.

GettheLeadonOut!!
03-02-2010, 02:28 AM
Nice homework!! Some outstanding reading on that list!

I'm just reading Twenty Thousand Roads right now, always enjoying reading about Bernie's pre-Eagles rock 'n' roll escapades

He's like the Waldo of California country rock...everywhere

GettheLeadonOut!!
03-03-2010, 06:22 PM
Ok, here's another Bernie treat of him backing Linda Ronstadt from Playboy After Dark in 1970:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ALDTJVP8Tw

sodascouts
03-04-2010, 03:25 PM
Wow, Bernie sure looks young without the moustache!

GettheLeadonOut!!
03-04-2010, 07:17 PM
Wow, Bernie sure looks young without the moustache!

He looks like Napolean Dynamite!

sodascouts
04-03-2010, 05:28 PM
This is from a few months ago. Unfortunately, Bernie does not sing lead, but he's on the left playing guitar and looking fit (you can see him when the camera zooms out).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEehHBCn07E

Troubadour
04-05-2010, 02:55 PM
Bernie looks great. He's always had that rugged charm! He looks fantastic in the 'Hotel California: LA from The Byrds to the Eagles' documentary, too.

Troubadour
04-05-2010, 03:32 PM
It's a BBC documentary. A friend was kind enough to record it from the TV and send it to me... I don't think you can buy it, although you may be able to find clips online. It features interviews with Linda Ronstadt, Graham Nash, JD Souther, Bernie, David Crosby, as well as some performance footage. Bernie looks great. He's wearing a black t-shirt and looks very rugged and handsome! I'll try to do some screen caps for you tomorrow, unless someone else can in the meantime. :)

Troubadour
04-05-2010, 03:44 PM
Well, I just had a quick look and I've found a site where you can watch it. (It says you need to download the Veoh player to watch all of it - not sure if you have to pay or not.) But this clip shows you the beginning. Bernie comes on a couple of minutes in!

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/music/watch/v1179147tPxpBbT6

GettheLeadonOut!!
04-08-2010, 01:28 PM
Well, I just had a quick look and I've found a site where you can watch it. (It says you need to download the Veoh player to watch all of it - not sure if you have to pay or not.) But this clip shows you the beginning. Bernie comes on a couple of minutes in!

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/music/watch/v1179147tPxpBbT6

I downloaded the app from the site and it is free and was able to watch the whole thing. Well worth it as Bernie is interviewed extensively and offers some great insight into the band from it's inception through his departure which he admits was his need to break from the drugs and the partying. Pretty much the last half hour covers the Eagles with interviews with Bernie, JD Souther and David Geffen. There is some great footage of one of the Eagles very first gigs at an art gallery in Venice. Bernie's got that cool surfer drawl and you can't help but admire his integrity, wit and charm.

Troubadour
04-08-2010, 01:42 PM
Oh cool - thanks for investigating further!

GettheLeadonOut!!
04-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Happy to do it. You gals are cracking me up with the Leadon love. But I guess I can't blame you, the guy still surfs to this day which is why I think he's still in great shape with the broad shoulders and big guns. dude's a stud.

GettheLeadonOut!!
04-30-2010, 01:48 PM
the trailer for Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel. Short clip of Bernie at 1 minute mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cmUWNO_YSs

Ive always been a dreamer
04-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Thanks for finding that, GLO - very touching!

GettheLeadonOut!!
06-18-2010, 06:05 PM
Bernie with Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson performing "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" from the Adams Avenue Street Fair 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTKjhlk30Y&feature=related

GettheLeadonOut!!
06-18-2010, 06:19 PM
Here's Bernie from the same performance with the reunited (and legendary) Scottsville Squirrel Barkers performing "Sophronie (Love 'Em and Leave 'Em)":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsfBcup6BQY&feature=related

Behind Bernie in the green hats is Ed Douglas and Larry Murray (who was also in Hearts and Flowers with Bernie), Chris Hillman and Kenny Wertz (who replaced Bernie in the Flying Burrito Brothers). Good to see these guys still get together to jam some classic bluegrass.

http://thedoubleeaglestore.com/squirrel.html

sodascouts
06-18-2010, 07:56 PM
Thanks for posting this. I really hope that one day I'll get to see Bernie perform live, even if it's in a backing capacity.

GettheLeadonOut!!
07-14-2010, 04:43 PM
Here's an early live recording of Hearts and Flowers from 1968 at the Hollywood Bowl featuring our man Bernie on guitar and harmonies:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhSYluInlXQ&feature=related

sodascouts
07-19-2010, 12:59 AM
What a great find! Thanks!

Ive always been a dreamer
07-19-2010, 08:50 AM
Oh wow GLO, I apparently missed this when you posted it, and only saw it when Soda posted today. Thanks for finding that!

whitcap
01-14-2011, 12:22 AM
Here's the color version of the Older Guys video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bmcT4qieI4

sodascouts
01-14-2011, 01:09 AM
Thanks!

ETA: Gotta love Bernie in that video. What a hoot! And I had forgotten how effeminate Gram's dancing was. lol

Annabel
01-14-2011, 07:04 AM
I thought that. I could see a bit of Jumping Jack Flash there. :D

GettheLeadonOut!!
01-14-2011, 02:30 PM
Gram looks pretty high in this video. No wonder Hillman shit-canned him not long after.

sodascouts
01-14-2011, 06:09 PM
This was evidently Jagger's influence as GP literally worshipped the Stones and tried to imitate Jagger's every move, to the dismay and disgust of the other guys in the band. Yeah, I can see that. I can also see why his fellow Burritos would find that tres lame.

Freypower
01-14-2011, 06:26 PM
This was evidently Jagger's influence as GP literally worshipped the Stones and tried to imitate Jagger's every move, to the dismay and disgust of the other guys in the band. That's another reason I never cared about him and his off-key vocals didn't help either:thumbsdown:......

You never cared about Jagger or Gram? If you're referring to Gram I agree that his singing is overrated. He wasn't the greatest singer but his voice sort of 'touched your heart' as Bernie said. It's heresy to say so these days when he has been so deified.

GettheLeadonOut!!
01-14-2011, 08:17 PM
You never cared about Jagger or Gram? If you're referring to Gram I agree that his singing is overrated. He wasn't the greatest singer but his voice sort of 'touched your heart' as Bernie said. It's heresy to say so these days when he has been so deified.

Most of the people that knew Gram (including Bernie) agree that his deification is a bit overblown.

Jagger always hated Gram too.

Eve
01-14-2011, 08:27 PM
Most of the people that knew Gram (including Bernie) agree that his deification is a bit overblown.

Jagger always hated Gram too.

Overblown indeed. A deified drug addict...One can only imagine how he would be perceived if he were still alive.

Freypower
01-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Overblown indeed. A deified drug addict...One can only imagine how he would be perceived if he were still alive.

That's the point. He was deified, just like Kurt Cobain & Jeff Buckley, because he died young. Because we don't know what type of music he would have created if he had lived it is so much easier to label him a 'genius' and close down all discussion.

Personally, apart from the magnificent Return Of The Grievous Angel, $1000 Wedding and The New Soft Shoe, I just don't think most of his solo work is as great as critics have made out.

sodascouts
01-14-2011, 11:41 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...61728038529240 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8820061728038529240)#

I have been looking for video of this concert for THREE YEARS, ever since it was taken off YouTube before I could save it!!!! This is so exciting - I'm downloading it ASAP!

ETA: His solo version of Bitter Creek is very dark and intense, IMHO. Compelling.

EaglesFanatic
06-22-2011, 12:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBRFTqe7o9c

sodascouts
06-22-2011, 09:23 AM
Aren't they a hoot?

whitcap
08-03-2011, 10:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExZc_PLCMJY

EaglesFanatic
08-04-2011, 01:53 AM
Ooh I like that song! It's very bluesy. Is it from Natural Progressions?

whitcap
08-04-2011, 01:56 AM
Ooh I like that song! It's very bluesy. Is it from Natural Progressions?

Yes. Natural Progressions is great :)

sodascouts
08-04-2011, 02:09 AM
Agreed - a very underrated work. Makes you wish Bernie had pursued more of a solo career.

sodascouts
08-06-2011, 03:45 PM
Check out Bernie on lead guitar!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh3ml8gzrd4&feature=player_embedded

sodascouts
07-19-2012, 01:04 AM
I made this video a while back featuring Bernie, and in honor of his 65th birthday, I figured I'd repost it! Here it is:

http://www.myspace.com/video/eagles-online-central/bernie-leadon-as-time-goes-on/38020765

GettheLeadonOut!!
12-03-2012, 07:36 PM
Hi y'all

Here's a clip of Bernie being interviewed with the Flying Burrito Brothers in Holland 1970 just mere months before hooking up with Glenn, Don and Randy:


http://youtu.be/yg_DOPXAUnc

pueblo47
12-03-2012, 08:02 PM
Thanks for that interview!

Ive always been a dreamer
12-04-2012, 01:03 AM
Very cool interview! Thanks for stopping in and posting that link, GTLO. :thumbsup:

sodascouts
12-07-2012, 05:34 PM
Thanks for that. Love it!

Shadowland07
03-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Don't know if anyone has mentioned or seen this film but it has a clip of Bernie with The Flying Burrito Brothers at around 32:58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyYfDl934ds

Thirsty&Hot
03-18-2013, 10:54 PM
Don't know if anyone has mentioned or seen this film but it has a clip of Bernie with The Flying Burrito Brothers at around 32:58

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyYfDl934ds

Thanks Shadowland! hadn't seen this before

ohhh and another favorite singing drummer, Levon Helm! with the Band right after! :grin:

sodascouts
03-21-2013, 11:54 AM
I moved this over here for the Bernie fans!

UndertheWire
11-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Bernie in 1991. He sings Bitter Creek starting around 13 mins in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GCp_ZiEswo#t=298

Ive always been a dreamer
11-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Great find, UTW! I fast-forwarded to watch Bitter Creek and it was great to see him perform it cause I love that song. I can't wait to watch the rest of this.

sodascouts
11-08-2014, 08:39 PM
I saw this ages ago and it was taken down - I've been hunting for it desperately ever since.

THANK YOU!!!!!

Roey
11-10-2014, 09:11 PM
I LOVE Bernie's performance of "Have you seen my lover". What album can I find this song on?

UK TimFan
11-12-2014, 01:59 AM
Bernie in 1991. He sings Bitter Creek starting around 13 mins in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GCp_ZiEswo#t=298

:thud: :thud: :thud:

Wow, what a find! Thank you so much UtW. I absolutely LOVE 'Bitter creek' (It's my #1 Eagles song) and that version is just fantastic.

UndertheWire
01-25-2015, 06:56 PM
I posted this on another thread, but it belongs here - The Flying Burrito Bros in 1970:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTYIMtHk4H4

Is it terribly shallow to say that Bernie looks really good? He doesn't sound bad either.

In one of the youtube comments, there's more detail:


Yeah, that's Bernie. I asked Chris about this and he said Gram had just left the group and Rick Roberts had yet to join and they had these commitments so they played the gigs and split up the vocals and went out as a quartet(with Mike Clarke and Sneeky Pete Kleinow). They weren't on all of the Festival Express dates, just a few.

sodascouts
01-25-2015, 09:14 PM
He looks so young!

MaryCalifornia
01-26-2015, 02:58 AM
Is it terribly shallow to say that Bernie looks really good?


UTW, you've been around here long enough to know that acknowledging how handsome the guys are/were is highly encouraged and certainly not considered shallow by Borderers!! :hilarious:

I think part of what makes Bernie so attractive then and now is he has a nice way about him...I don't know what that means. He's not classicly handsome like a movie star, but very attractive, especially when performing.

UndertheWire
07-10-2015, 05:58 AM
This is audio from a 1984 concert with Chris Hillman and Al Perkins - a FBB reunion of sorts, and Wow! I may just have to seek out Desert Rose.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2J4sKN1hsw

Funk 50
10-22-2016, 06:41 AM
Guaranteed to raise a smile, here's Bernie aka, Crashen Burns, playing banjo and singing harmonies with, early nineties country pastiche of rap superstars Run DMC, Run C&W.
They played "soulgrass" covers...

What'd I Say / Superstition / Stop In The Name Of Love;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU3y1vLPNvA

Sweet Soul Music (without the Tanya Tucker line :thumbsdown:);
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdkxwyCDDlU

Walkin' The dog;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVKNh_LklGI

Run C&W were;
The Burns brothers, non-identical quadruplets:
Rug Burns (aka Russell Smith ) - Vocals / Guitar,
Crashen Burns (aka Bernie Leadon) - Banjo,
Side Burns (aka Jim Photoglo ) - Bass / Vocals,
Wash Burns (aka Vince Melamed) - Washboard / Vocals

They made 2 Albums;
Into the Twangy-First Century 1993
Row vs. Wade 1994

after a 1992 single titled, Itchy Twitchy Spot (Parody of Achy Breaky Heart) :D

Delilah
10-22-2016, 01:31 PM
Well, that did raise a smile-- thank you for posting these. I've been meaning to check out Run C&W. Too bad "Crashen Burns" didn't sing any leads.:singer:

(I missed the line about Tanya Tucker)

Ive always been a dreamer
10-22-2016, 04:26 PM
Always love seeing those Run C&W videos. They were very talented even if they were a parody act.

Shadowland07
08-21-2017, 12:23 AM
Not sure if this has been posted before, but probably has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-YPSBMncU0

Delilah
08-21-2017, 09:46 AM
Not sure if this has been posted before, but probably has.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-YPSBMncU0

I saw this awhile back and I've wondered about when and where this took place. Bernie performing solo seems to be a rare occurrence, and to have a performance actually recorded (esp. professionally) is really unusual and special. Thanks!

UndertheWire
08-21-2017, 10:41 AM
Thanks for finding Bitter Creek. It's my favourite Leadon song.

The video description translates to "Bernie Leadon 's "Bitter Creek" live performance in Japan."

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bernie-leadon/1991/mielparque-hall-hiroshima-japan-43dbcfdb.html

Also: http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/trade/leadontokyo91.htm

Delilah
08-21-2017, 02:40 PM
"Bitter Creek" is my favorite Bernie song as well. Thank you for translating the description. For a second I thought this might be the show where Bernie appeared as a special guest with Poco during their Japan tour (as posted in the "Earlybird-The Band" thread in the Former Eagles sub-forum). And I started getting excited at the prospect the whole concert was recorded! But Poco's tour was October 1990 and didn't involve Nicolette Larson.

It almost seems like Bernie did more solo shows in Japan than in the U.S.!

UndertheWire
08-21-2017, 05:41 PM
I didn't know about the Poco show. I can't be sure this is the other one. There was a video of several songs, including Bitter Creek, from the Hiroshima show on youtube a few years ago but it's gone now.

Delilah
08-30-2017, 01:50 PM
Here's Bernie playing the mandolin at a 1999 Gram Parsons tribute. Unfortunately not the best quality but he's on stage with Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle, among others. He's mainly featured at 2:25.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L9fqOGZu7v8

NightMistBlue
06-06-2018, 08:30 PM
Holy frijoles, Bernie was at Altamont!! That’s a humdinger for the resume, huh? “Survived Altamont.” http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hIgMN7Kd7u8

peneumbra
06-06-2018, 10:20 PM
A Few (actually a lot of) Words About Altamont

The members of The Flying Burritos - Bernie, Rick Roberts, Chris Hillman, etc. - were simply stunned by what they saw at Altamont Speedway. They played fairly early in the day, but the whole day was bad. So bad that The Grateful Dead, who suggested using The Hells Angels as stage security, decided not to play after seeing the mayhem taking place.

About that mayhem: The Angels have consistently been blamed for the violence at Altamont, but that is far from the entire story.

The overall organization of this free show was horrendous - it was exactly the WRONG way to put on a huge concert. The "organizers," having failed to hold the show in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, were offered the use of the remote and decidedly bleak auto racing facility at Altamont, at the very fringe of the Bay Area.

The massive crowd that turned out for what was billed as The Rolling Stones' "gift" to their fans at the conclusion of their American tour, has been estimated at possibly 400,000. The traffic was a nightmare, parking was totally haphazard, and no one had thought to provide the needed infrastructure (bathrooms, medical staff, professional security) for such a huge mob.

And in many ways, it was a mob. A large segment of the crowd was loaded on everything from beer to acid to angel dust. By the time the concert actually started, things were already out of hand. "We just sensed that this thing was gonna go really bad," said one guy who worked on the stage crew. "You could just feel the vibes getting sour."

The Angels should never have been hired as stage security; when people started pushing over their bikes - the only thing of value many of them had - they reacted like… like Hells Angels. And everything went downhill from there, propelled, no doubt, by Sam Cutler, The Stones' manager, who insisted that fans be kept off the stage "no matter what you have to do."

Thanks, Sam.

The 18-year-old guy who was killed by an HA member was brandishing a loaded gun; he had gone back to his car to get it, and, according to his girlfriend, was going to kill Mick Jagger because the girlfriend said that Jagger was "sexy as hell." The member saw the gun, drew a knife, and stabbed the guy before he could get a shot off. After an investigation, it was determined (correctly) that his action was legally justifiable. :sad:

NightMistBlue
06-06-2018, 10:56 PM
Oh wow, bro. You should write your memoirs.

Why/how did a major big-time band like the Stones allow such amateurish, poor planning? Maybe they thought, like Woodstock, everything was going to turn out alright.

It’s kind of poignant to watch Jagger in the Gimme Shelter film. You can see on his face that he realizes the vibe has gotten dangerous and he tries to go all peace and love on the mob “brothers and sisters” but it’s already out of control.

peneumbra
06-07-2018, 02:42 AM
I apologize for strong-arming this thread. No - hijacking. Whatever; I have really strong feelings about that Altamont thing - it pretty much killed off the idea of large outdoor concerts outside of stadiums, etc. There were other large outdoor shows (Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers at Watkins Glen, NY, which was reportedly the largest concert crowd ever) but the debacle at Altamont was a disaster for free concerts.

Back then, people had little experience putting together large events, which is why The Stones thing went so wrong: nobody knew better. I take that back - Bill Graham knew better, but he also knew better than to get too close to this show.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled thread.:fainted:

LuvTim
06-07-2018, 09:53 AM
P, I agree with NMB, you really should write your memoirs. :nod:

That said, Bernie is awesome, and anything new that can be found and shared, refreshed or restored, I'm for that. :yay:

Thanks, everyone, for sharing these "finds."

Delilah
06-07-2018, 01:05 PM
Didn’t Bernie have a quote about Altamont: “when someone is being killed in front of the stage as the Rolling Stones are playing, that is not a little ok” or something like that.

The FBB set was short and Bernie has said that there good vibes while they performed their upbeat country rock tunes. The Angels calmed down and temporarily stopped beating up people. For some reason they started up again when CSNY next took the stage.

For a great overview of the concert and the terrible decisions that led up to the tragic events (in all 4 people died at the concert), I recommend Joel Selvin’s book, Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hell Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day.

NightMistBlue
06-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Delilah, I believe you may be thinking of Bernie’s disapproval of the dubious tribute given to Gram Parsons’ remains by his friends, yet in mild California surfer language.

It was something like, “it’s really not OK to burn your friend’s body and leave it in the desert.”

New Kid In Town
06-10-2018, 06:06 PM
Peneumbra - You really should write your memoirs ! You have such interesting stories that I love hearing. Mick Jagger should have known better than to hire Hell's Angles for security. I remember seeing bits and pieces of the movie on tv.

Scarlet Sun
06-10-2018, 07:16 PM
Delilah, I believe you may be thinking of Bernie’s disapproval of the dubious tribute given to Gram Parsons’ remains by his friends, yet in mild California surfer language.

It was something like, “it’s really not OK to burn your friend’s body and leave it in the desert.”

The two quotes were:

"You don't just leave him at the side of the road, half-burnt. That's not very cool."

"People have been killed in sight of the stage while the Stones were playing 'Sympathy for the Devil,' and everybody went 'this is a little not O.K.'"

NightMistBlue
06-10-2018, 07:41 PM
Thank you, Scarlet Sun! You da man.

Ah, Bernie. A master of the understatement.

Delilah
06-11-2018, 08:33 PM
Holy frijoles, Bernie was at Altamont!! That’s a humdinger for the resume, huh? “Survived Altamont.” http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hIgMN7Kd7u8

The big naked dude in the video ended up getting pummeled by the Angels. It would have been nice to have more direct footage of the FBB.


The two quotes were:

"You don't just leave him at the side of the road, half-burnt. That's not viery cool."

"People have been killed in sight of the stage while the Stones were playing 'Sympathy for the Devil,' and everybody went 'this is a little not O.K.'"

Thanks for the quotes, SS! According to the Selvin’s book the Stones were performing “Under My Thumb” while Hunter was being murdered but the doc used “Sympathy for the Devil” for dramatic effect. Also, it was “Sympathy” that was referenced in Don McLean’s “American Pie.”

NMB, so true about Bernie!

sodascouts
06-14-2018, 04:08 PM
The two quotes were:

"You don't just leave him at the side of the road, half-burnt. That's not very cool."

"People have been killed in sight of the stage while the Stones were playing 'Sympathy for the Devil,' and everybody went 'this is a little not O.K.'"


Ah, Bernie. A master of the understatement.


lol! You said it!

Delilah
10-23-2019, 07:12 PM
Has this one been posted? Bernie sings “Midnight Flyer” with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band In 1986.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxKkHcZAcU4

sodascouts
10-23-2019, 11:41 PM
No! 80s videos of Bernie are so rare. Thanks!

Delilah
05-08-2020, 01:59 PM
This video was posted here already but it was back in 2008 and the link is broken. So I’m re-posting here. Bernie sings lead on “God Loves His Children” starting at 2:41. This was sometime in the 80s. He looks and sounds good - it’s probably his most clean-cut look ever.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfD6D0QfU0M

New Kid In Town
05-08-2020, 04:37 PM
Wow - Thanks Delilah ! I have never seen a picture of Bernie from that era - he looks great !

Ive always been a dreamer
05-09-2020, 11:58 AM
Thanks for reposting that, Delilah. It's been ages since I watched that. Not really my type of music, but it's hard to argue about the talent on that stage.