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MonroeClassmate
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  Message Not Read  In April, it will be 50 years since:
   Posted: 3/27/2023 9:45:48 AM 
The 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Festival at the Convo (April 27th & 28th 1973)

Who was there to watch/listen to:

Blood Sweat & Tears
The Eagles
Billy Preston
Joe Walsh
Dr. Hook
JoJo Gunne
MC Dirty
Jonathan Edwards AND
Bruce Springsteen?

What do you remember? Were other campuses bringing in talent like this for concerts/festivals?

WOW what a line-up!
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And "workingman's friend" Bruce Springsteen didn't charge thousands for tickets.

What a sellout.

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   Posted: 3/27/2023 10:51:25 AM 
I saw Santana in the last few year for reasonable money. As great as ever.

But today's college kids don't know who that is. They are busy listening to crappola like Poo Shiesty and Zed Zilla. A real shame.
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   Posted: 3/27/2023 11:19:06 AM 
SBH wrote:
And "workingman's friend" Bruce Springsteen didn't charge thousands for tickets.

What a sellout.



He still doesn't. It's LiveNation and resellers that have priced the things out of sight. I bought two front row seats for Springsteen on Broadway and didn't pay $1000 a ticket. Oh and the fees that venues charge. Recently bought two tickets to see Tommy Emmanuel at the Southern Theater in Columbus. Great seats -5th row center on the aisle. Ticket price $79 each. Fees - $19.09 each. That's 24%.

And if you haven't seen Tommy Emmanuel - go - best guitarist I've ever seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsLGgeK3qCg
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  Message Not Read  RE: In April, it will be 50 years since:
   Posted: 3/27/2023 11:50:08 AM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
The 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Festival at the Convo (April 27th & 28th 1973)

Who was there to watch/listen to:

Blood Sweat & Tears
The Eagles
Billy Preston
Joe Walsh
Dr. Hook
JoJo Gunne
MC Dirty
Jonathan Edwards AND
Bruce Springsteen?


Not here for this incredible show, but, unless Bruce was here twice, I did see Springsteen in Mem. Aud in the 70's.

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stub wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:
The 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Festival at the Convo (April 27th & 28th 1973)

Who was there to watch/listen to:

Blood Sweat & Tears
The Eagles
Billy Preston
Joe Walsh
Dr. Hook
JoJo Gunne
MC Dirty
Jonathan Edwards AND
Bruce Springsteen?


Not here for this incredible show, but, unless Bruce was here twice, I did see Springsteen in Mem. Aud in the 70's.



I was there in 73, when Bruce played what we called "Folk Fest".

Back then, pre "Born To Run" , he was pretty much a "warm up" act.
I know someone posted a picture of the poster for the show.

Unfortunately, I had left O.U. before the Mem Aud show.

I believe that was on 4/1/76.

My brother was at O.U. at the time.

When the show was first advertised (flyers on trees after Spring Break) , everyone thought it was an April Fool's joke.

But, guess Bruce liked Athens, because he added the show on a night off
either before or after (don't remember now) a show at OSU.









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   Posted: 3/27/2023 12:47:12 PM 
Did anybody else see an opening act at Mem Aud called Clover around 1976 or '77?

Their singer was a guy named Huey Lewis that went on to sell a few records. Their guitarist joined the Doobie Brothers and has been with them for many decades.

I thought Clover sounded pretty good for a new group without their name on the tickets.

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  Message Not Read  RE: In April, it will be 50 years since:
   Posted: 3/27/2023 1:57:38 PM 
Heck of a bandlist! The Eagles Greatest Hits Vol 2 was the first CD / cassette I had as a kid - played it on repeat. Wish we still had this in the Convo but cannot now with all the scheduling.


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  Message Not Read  RE: In April, it will be 50 years since:
   Posted: 3/27/2023 2:34:44 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
SBH wrote:
And "workingman's friend" Bruce Springsteen didn't charge thousands for tickets.

What a sellout.



He still doesn't. It's LiveNation and resellers that have priced the things out of sight. I bought two front row seats for Springsteen on Broadway and didn't pay $1000 a ticket. Oh and the fees that venues charge. Recently bought two tickets to see Tommy Emmanuel at the Southern Theater in Columbus. Great seats -5th row center on the aisle. Ticket price $79 each. Fees - $19.09 each. That's 24%.

And if you haven't seen Tommy Emmanuel - go - best guitarist I've ever seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsLGgeK3qCg



Queen's Brian May is pretty darned good.


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  Message Not Read  RE: In April, it will be 50 years since:
   Posted: 3/27/2023 4:08:25 PM 
I love Tommy Emmanuel's version of Mason Williams' Classical Gas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnk

-------------------------------------------------------

and if you like great acoustic playing AND Pink Floyd...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2vIPnzY90w

These guys will be touring soon.

This was most people's first time hearing them...it was on TV...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDRroYpUf5Q

Last Edited: 3/27/2023 4:31:00 PM by greencat

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  Message Not Read  RE: In April, it will be 50 years since:
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Cellis033 wrote:
Heck of a bandlist! The Eagles Greatest Hits Vol 2 was the first CD / cassette I had as a kid - played it on repeat. Wish we still had this in the Convo but cannot now with all the scheduling.


Not true. There isn't any more going on the Convo now than n the 80s and 90s when we had lots of concerts. Peden is a possible venue too.
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  Message Not Read  RE: In April, it will be 50 years since:
   Posted: 3/27/2023 4:47:50 PM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
The 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Festival at the Convo (April 27th & 28th 1973)

Who was there to watch/listen to:

Blood Sweat & Tears
The Eagles
Billy Preston
Joe Walsh
Dr. Hook
JoJo Gunne
MC Dirty
Jonathan Edwards AND
Bruce Springsteen?

What do you remember? Were other campuses bringing in talent like this for concerts/festivals?

WOW what a line-up!




https://randymeisnerretrospective.com/2022/03/30/ohio-uni... /

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  Message Not Read  RE: In April, it will be 50 years since:
   Posted: 3/27/2023 6:28:07 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:
The 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Festival at the Convo (April 27th & 28th 1973)

Who was there to watch/listen to:

Blood Sweat & Tears
The Eagles
Billy Preston
Joe Walsh
Dr. Hook
JoJo Gunne
MC Dirty
Jonathan Edwards AND
Bruce Springsteen?

What do you remember? Were other campuses bringing in talent like this for concerts/festivals?

WOW what a line-up!




https://randymeisnerretrospective.com/2022/03/30/ohio-uni... /


Nice to read about some behind the scenes! Thanks for adding.
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Alan Swank wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:
The 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Festival at the Convo (April 27th & 28th 1973)

Who was there to watch/listen to:

Blood Sweat & Tears
The Eagles
Billy Preston
Joe Walsh
Dr. Hook
JoJo Gunne
MC Dirty
Jonathan Edwards AND
Bruce Springsteen?

What do you remember? Were other campuses bringing in talent like this for concerts/festivals?

WOW what a line-up!




https://randymeisnerretrospective.com/2022/03/30/ohio-uni... /



At the time I was playing soccer for O.U.

We were having a Spring Practice in the Convo.

Dr. Hook were doing their "sound check".

Only disappointment was that they didn't ,despite repeated requests, "sound check" " Cover Of The Rolling Stone".






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Alan Swank wrote:
Cellis033 wrote:
Heck of a bandlist! The Eagles Greatest Hits Vol 2 was the first CD / cassette I had as a kid - played it on repeat. Wish we still had this in the Convo but cannot now with all the scheduling.


Not true. There isn't any more going on the Convo now than n the 80s and 90s when we had lots of concerts. Peden is a possible venue too.



I think there are longer and more individualized practices today that occupy a lot of time in the Convo.
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rpbobcat wrote:
stub wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:
The 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Festival at the Convo (April 27th & 28th 1973)

Who was there to watch/listen to:

Blood Sweat & Tears
The Eagles
Billy Preston
Joe Walsh
Dr. Hook
JoJo Gunne
MC Dirty
Jonathan Edwards AND
Bruce Springsteen?


Not here for this incredible show, but, unless Bruce was here twice, I did see Springsteen in Mem. Aud in the 70's.



I was there in 73, when Bruce played what we called "Folk Fest".

Back then, pre "Born To Run" , he was pretty much a "warm up" act.
I know someone posted a picture of the poster for the show.

Unfortunately, I had left O.U. before the Mem Aud show.

I believe that was on 4/1/76.

My brother was at O.U. at the time.

When the show was first advertised (flyers on trees after Spring Break) , everyone thought it was an April Fool's joke.

But, guess Bruce liked Athens, because he added the show on a night off
either before or after (don't remember now) a show at OSU.



Then he hit Swanky's after the show.

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Sweaty's as John and Jeff upstairs called it?

Was Buzzy Linhart playing? Or Secret Hotcakes?
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boydhallbobcat wrote:



I think there are longer and more individualized practices today that occupy a lot of time in the Convo.


How can that be? Athletes are limited to the time they can spend with coaching. The NCAA opened up the spring schedule for basketball small groups if I remember right but there are still limits to those schedules. If they are doing multiple groups of 4 or less ( I think that is the number ) then I can see that but there is still a finite time limit that coaches can be present with athletes.

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boydhallbobcat wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
Cellis033 wrote:
Heck of a bandlist! The Eagles Greatest Hits Vol 2 was the first CD / cassette I had as a kid - played it on repeat. Wish we still had this in the Convo but cannot now with all the scheduling.


Not true. There isn't any more going on the Convo now than n the 80s and 90s when we had lots of concerts. Peden is a possible venue too.



I think there are longer and more individualized practices today that occupy a lot of time in the Convo.


Think about it - a concert for the region or an out of season "practice." Take it to Ping or on the outdoor courts.

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Alan Swank wrote:

Think about it - a concert for the region or an out of season "practice." Take it to Ping or on the outdoor courts.



As I posted, when I was playing soccer we'd have some Spring practices
in the convo.

Never was an issue if there something else going on.
We had to be out of there by _________.

A lot of times, we just "ran the stairs".






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Not here for this incredible show, but, unless Bruce was here twice, I did see Springsteen in Mem. Aud in the 70's.


One of my older brothers saw Bruce and ESB in Mem Aud during his freshman year at Ohio (April 1, 1976). My first Springsteen show was 3 years later. Seeing him tonight in Detroit after missing him in Columbus 3 weeks ago due to postponement.

From a Springsteen concert database:

01 Thunder road
02 She's the one
03 Born to run
04 Backstreets
05 Jungleland
06 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
07 Detroit Medley

Notes:
Partial setlist. Held in the school’s Memorial Auditorium. There was non-reserved seating for this show, which caused mayhem leading up to the venue opening its doors. The partial setlist above is from the confident recollection of BRUCEBASE reader Daniel, who further comments: "The concert was scheduled for around 7pm….folks started lining up outside at about 4:30pm. By 7pm I'd estimate there were over a thousand people outside and the doors were still shut. At about 7:10 there was commotion up front and I remember seeing one of the doors get literally torn from the hinges - and these were big, heavy wood doors! The next minutes were a blur, seeing one girl getting pushed into the glass marque-poster cases, seeing another girl who fainted getting passed overhead…the mad rush to get a good seat”. BRUCEBASE reader Bob, who also attended, comments: “Suddenly the doors opened and we were pushed in so I raced to the front and got two seats. I remember the show was a little too loud in the front row, but it was amazing. The night before the show Springsteen went to my favourite bar (Swanky's) and hung out. I didn't go that night. I saw his picture in the paper the next morning standing where I usually went to drink”.

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How are you going to continue your string of not missing work for illness/personal matters? What will be the effect on the youth of Heath/Newark?


I've long heard a story that Bruce was close to scheduling a show in the Convo in 1982 but Danny Nee refused to make the men's bball locker room available to the band and crew. Perhaps Joe McKinley, then a member of the Campus Programming Board, can tell us if this is true?


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SBH wrote:
How are you going to continue your string of not missing work for illness/personal matters? What will be the effect on the youth of Heath/Newark?


You can put to rest your anxieties over the youth of Newark. The district is on break this week. But we're back in school next week which will make for a late night and early morning if I end up going up to Cleveland to see the band.


The following is about the show in 1973 from the same database:

06 Growin' up

Notes:
Festival appearance with Blood, Sweat and Tears, the Eagles and Billy Preston. A fairly impressive 9-artist roster with Bruce and the band receiving near bottom billing. They play early on the first day of this 2-day festival held indoors at the school's Convocation Center. The Eagles co-headline. Eagle Don Henley has commented on this show: "I'd first heard about Springsteen from Jackson (Browne), who raved about him. Then we ended up on the same bill as Bruce at a festival out in Ohio. So I sort of wandered in alone and checked out his set. He was just a warm-up act at that this show. After watching him I remember thinking to myself that this was a guy that wasn't gonna be warming up the crowd for us - or for anybody - for very long". The setlist is unknown, but a fan who was present said : "I was at the show April 27th, 1973 at Ohio University in Athens, Oh. I was going to school there, and my resident assistant at the dorm was on the concert board. He was telling me about who all was going to be on the bill for the festival, and I said that I had never heard of Bruce Springsteen. He told me that Bruce was going to be something big, and he gave me a copy of the "Greetings from Asbury Park" album so that I could listen to it. I was blown away. I went to the concert looking forward to hearing tunes from the album, and seeing what this new guy was all about. People in the audience were asking "Who is this guy?". By the time Bruce's set was over, they were converted fans. I don't remember many of the songs from that night, but I do remember "Growin' Up", and I also recall Bruce jumping up onto the piano and singing. What energy! The show was excellent. I have been a big fan ever since". Thanks Larry.

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   Posted: 3/30/2023 9:00:34 PM 
greencat wrote:
I love Tommy Emmanuel's version of Mason Williams' Classical Gas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnk

-------------------------------------------------------

and if you like great acoustic playing AND Pink Floyd...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2vIPnzY90w

These guys will be touring soon.

This was most people's first time hearing them...it was on TV...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDRroYpUf5Q


Speaking of Floyd, these guys absolutely nail it. Saw them in Austin from the front row at the Paramount Theater.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRaIEdrFRwk&t=110s

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   Posted: 3/31/2023 10:15:31 AM 
Brit Floyd is playing in Columbus soon. Awesome show they do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIASDcm49B8
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