Monday, January 19, 2015

Rock and Roll in the 70's Part 4

Back to the 70's again. At another Day on the Green, Bill Graham's extravaganzas held in the stadium next to the Oakland Coliseum Arena, Jeff Beck joined five other bands for a marathon day of mostly good music, excepting the Jefferson Starship, a poor imitation of the Airplane. This concert took place on June 5, 1976. Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull came to the aforementioned Coliseum on July 23, 1973. I had great seats on the aisle for this show and got some excellent photographs. The next two photographs are of performers no longer with us. Lowell George, the founder and soul of the great Little Feat, is shown in this shot from Winterland on February 14, 1976. The band carries on to this day and has overcome his death to remain a an excellent group. Lou Reed appeared at the Old Waldorf on March 22, 1978. I had no recollection of this show until I dug out old slides from the garage, and voila! there he was.

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