Live From The MMaRchives

Melissa Etheridge - Come To My Window - Live from the MMaRchives

This cut from the MMaRchives comes from the brief period that Pierre Robert was hosting the station's morning show. Pierre... in the mornings? Yes, it's true! The early AM hours can wreak havoc on even the best singer's voice, but we were wildly impressed with Melissa Etheridge and this rendition of "Come To My Window".…

Kaleo - No Good - Live from the MMaRchives

Kaleo was one of the first groups to take part in a Pierre Presents event at the Ardmore Music Hall. This soulful band from Iceland made a lasting impression with their dynamic performance, from the emotional “Way Down We Go” to today’s more raucous MMaRchive pick, “No Good”, performed live on August 2nd, 2016.

Billy Joel - Captain Jack - Live from the MMaRchives

This Billy Joel concert is legendary. It was hosted by WMMR’s Ed Sciaky at Sigma Sound Studios on April 15th, 1972. This particular version of “Captain Jack” began to get a lot of airplay on our station. Word quickly spread about Billy Joel and his talents, and his career was kickstarted by the radio support…

Ray Davies - Waterloo Sunset - Live from the MMaRchives

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies visited Pierre Robert in October of 1996 during a run of shows at the TLA. He played a couple of songs during that interview, including The Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset” (fun fact: this song was ranked at #42 on "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"). Listen for the Sting reference…

Peter Gabriel - Here Comes The Flood - Live from the MMaRchives

From about 1986 to 1991, WMMR would broadcast live from London via satellite once a year.  In November of '86, John DeBella was in London doing a week of shows from Capital Radio Studios (‘The Professor’ Kevin Gunn also traveled to London to produce these broadcasts). Peter Gabriel stopped by, and they recorded an interview…

Roger Hodgson - Give A Little Bit - Live from the MMaRchives

Rodger Hodgson of Supertramp provides today's Live from the MMaRchives pick with a neat version of "Give A Little Bit". It's from an MMaRchive Session with Pierre Robert that took place on November 20th, 2012. Later that night Roger performed at the Keswick Theatre, as part of his “Breakfast In America” world tour.  

Rival Sons - Open My Eyes - Live from the MMaRchives

Rival Sons paid a visit to the Preston & Steve Show on August 19th, 2016. Jay Buchanan's vocals on the hit "Open My Eyes" are already impressive, but mix in the elements of live radio and early morning hours, and our jaws were on the floor by the end of this performance! We couldn't believe how…

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy - Live from the MMaRchives

Ripley Music Hall was the place to be on South Street in the 80s. The club, run by promoter-turned-restaurateur Stephen Starr, hosted acts of all genres, including blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan on October 20th, 1983. MMR's morning host at the time was John DeBella, and you'll hear him introduce SRV & Double Trouble in today's…

The Offspring - Come Out and Play - Live from the MMaRchives

On the auspicious date of 08/08/08, Pierre Robert welcomed The Offspring to our studios for an MMaRchive Session. The band had never done a stripped-down set like this one before, but they enjoyed it so much that they went on to do many more acoustic performances. "Come Out And Play" is one of the songs…