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My First Concert

The Beatles - August 15 1966 DC Stadium  $3.00

I was 14. My Mom dropped us off and picked us up.


and on I went,,,,,

Georgetown University

Washington Hilton Ballroom

1st time I saw Hendrix
Washington Hilton Ballroom
This is the place Pres. Reagan was shot. It happened at the same door where we waited for Hendrix after his show and I almost got his hat. Click here for the story

Merriweather Post Pavilion

DAR Constitution Hall Wash., DC
The WHO - with Orpheus
1st time seeing the WHO

The WHO Nov. 2, 1969
Georgetown University Gym


Cream - Eric Clapton Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker
at the Baltimore Civic Center
$10 - Outrageous at the time

Canned Heat and BB King at the
Alexandria VA  Roller Rink

1 week later we went to the same place to see The Jeff Beck Group. The lead singer was a guy called Rod Stewart and the bass player was Ron Wood ( now a Rolling Stone). Oh - The opening act was Jethro Tull

2nd Time we saw Jimi Hendrix - Baltimore Civic Center

Blood Sweat & Tears
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Cream was gone, but now I saw Clapton in Blind Faith.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Stevie Winwood
Baltimore Civic Center

Does this date ring a bell ?
While we were listening to Clapton, Neil Armstrong
was walking on the Moon!

This was a WHO show at Merriweather Post Pavilion
The opening act was a new band that's first album was released on
January 12th 1969. LED ZEPPELIN  Now here it was May 25, 1969 and Zeppelin was 2nd billing on a WHO show. But by Friday July 11th 1969 Zeppelin was Top Billing and closed the show at the Laurel Pop Festival
Check out the Poster Ad for this concert



In Order Of Appearance
Buddy Guy
Al Kooper
Jethro Tull
Johnny Winter
Led Zeppelin

We had seen Zeppelin a month before when they
opened the show for the WHO at Merriweather
Post pavilion. There 2nd LP was just coming
out and they were now the Headliners at Laurel Pop

Check out my Laurel Pop Festival page


Atlantic City Pop August 1,2, and 3 1969

American Dream , Aum, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Tim Buckley, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Byrds, Canned Heat, The Chambers Brothers, Chicago, Joe Cocker, Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Dr. John the Night Tripper, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Lighthouse, Little Richard, Lothar and the Hand People, Hugh Masekela, Buddy Miles Express, Joni Mitchell, Mother Earth, Procol Harum, Santana, Sir Douglas Quintet, Three Dog Night, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

We got home from Atlantic City Pop and a week later we took off to Woodstock !!

Check out my Atlantic City Pop Festival page

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Check some out !!

Woodstock Brochure - We found a bunch of these
as we were leaving.
We also grabbed a bunch of Official Programs.

3rd Time seeing Hendrix and 3rd Time for the WHO

Here is the inside of the Brochure.
Check out  the Bus Ticket I bought to Harriman NY after staying in New York city for 2 days. Closest Bus stop to the show.

Rolling Stones - Baltimore Civic Center.
This was the Get Yer Ya Yas Out Tour.

Led Zeppelin - Baltimore Civic Center.


Blind Faith was gone but here came Clapton again with Derek & The Dominos
We saw Nils Lofgren sitting about 5 rows behind us.


Rod Stewart and Savoy Brown
Shady Grove Music Fair - Gaithersburg, MD

The Band
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Leon Russell
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Allman Brothers Band

Duane Allman's last show was the next day, Oct 17 1971 at the Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mill MD
He was killed in a Motorcycle accident on Oct 29 1971.

Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder July 4, 1972
RFK Stadium Washington, DC

Ginger Baker Band
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Johnny Winter

Cheech and Chong
Opening act was a new band called Steely Dan
with there original singer.

Johnny Winter and Foghat
Merriweather Post Pavilion

DAR Constitution Hall Wash., DC
John Prine November 17, 1973

Steve Miller
The opening act was GRIN - as in Nils Lofgren

DAR Constitution Hall Wash., DC
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Jan Hammer on keyboards and Billy Cobham on drums

Steve Miller Band

Stephen Stills at the
Kennedy Center 

Eric Clapton

Stevie Wonder

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Earth Wind and Fire

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones

DAR Constitution Hall Wash., DC
Paul Simon

David Bowie

Paul McCartney and Wings May 16, 1976

Help !!

DAR Constitution Hall, Wash. DC
Oct. 20, 1976

I can't Remember what show this was.
If someone can tell me they have a free 8x10 coming there way.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Johnny Winter - August 16, 1978

Bruce Springsteen

The New Barbarians

George Benson
Merriweather Post Pavilion


Elton John
Nov. 14, 1979
DAR Constitution Hall Wash., DC



Van Halen

Opening day
The 2nd Star Wars Movie was a big deal back then.


B52's May 6, 1980

Rocky Burnette and Tex Rabinowitz  - Rockabilly

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen 

YOUTUBE video from this show

Springsteen 24th Nov. 1980

My photo from this concert. Check out what he is wearing

Bruce Springsteen

The Police

Al Dimeola and Jan Hammer

Al Dimeola and Jan Hammer with Steve Gadd on drums

Richard Pryor
Chris Rock
Bernie Mac
Etc, Etc
Rudy was the man before they were born !

Rudy Ray Moore - Lawanda Page (Aunt Esther from Sanford & Son)

Last day of season.
Orioles win Double Header but miss AL title by 1 game

Van Halen

Pretenders at
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Robert Palmer at the
Warner Theater

Bruce Springsteen



Cindi Lauper


Rock & Roll hall Of Fame in Cleveland OH

Sammy Haggar and David Lee Roth Tour
I went to see DLR not really being a Sammy Haggar fan.
Sammy blew me away - one of the best shows I have ever
seen and as you can see, I have been to a few.


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