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FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Russ Borris

by WFUV Staff
Prince (courtesy of NPG Records)

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Russ Borris's Five Favorite Concerts (Host of The Alternate Side and FUV's music director):

Prince, Madison Square Garden (2004):
Without a doubt, the best show I've ever seen. A three-hour party paused in the middle for a 45 minute solo acoustic set in the middle of Madison Square Garden. Unreal. (check out an earlier Prince show, from 1982, below)

Question of the Day: Who Tops the List of Artists You Have Yet to See?

by Corny O'Connell

We're celebrating live music this this week for our Fall member drive. Today we're asking, which artist or band of those you have yet to see, have you just got to see? Wer'e not talking hypothetically, so limit your response to artists and bands that are still performing. Who haven't you seen, that you most want to see?

Here's what we played:

Jack White "I'm Shakin'"

Gary Clark, Jr. "Travis County"

Kate Bush "The Sensual World"

Tom Waits "The Heart of Saturday Night"

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Darren DeVivo

by WFUV Staff
Tom Waits

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Darren DeVivo's Five Favorite Concerts (FUV Weekday Host):

The Doobie Brothers, The One Step Closer tour at Belmont Park, New York (July 18, 1981):
They say you never forget your first time! This was my first concert (not counting Glen Campbell in Las Vegas a few years earlier). The $5 tickets went on sale the morning of the show and I ended up with second row seats. “Boy, going to concerts is easy and cheap,” I thought at the time!

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Dennis Elsas

by WFUV Staff
Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen, 'Born To Run' album cover

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Dennis Elsas's Five Favorite Concerts (FUV Weekday Host):

The Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden (August 1 ,1971)
George Harrison and friends—including Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and Ravi Shankar—with the first major rock concert organized to raise money and awareness for a social cause. Though questions linger as to how successful the charity results were, it was still an amazing afternoon and evening (two separate shows) of musical collaboration.

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Don McGee

by WFUV Staff
Cream

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Don McGee's Five Favorite Concerts (Host of "Mixed Bag"):

Cream Reunion Concert, Madison Square Garden (October 25th, 2005)
The most expensive ticket I've ever bought - to any event. Worth every penny.