- 64 posts total
- 64 posts total
Hollywood Palladium 1972.Headliner Alice Cooper opening acts Commander Cody and Howlin' Wolf.We had driven 100 miles to hear Wolf and the concert was sold out.We had to go around to the backstage entrance and bribe a security guard to get in.We got in,Wolf was great and we left before Alice Cooper got the hangman's noose set up.
David Bowie at Knight Center in Miami. After Stereophonics opened, a stagehand fell from the scaffolding, landed on his head and died on the stage in front of the crowd. Bowie was canceled and we went home saddened.
Genitorturers at the old Cameo Theater on Miami Beach. The most bizarre show I have ever seen. If I described what went on, my post would probably be deleted. Consider the band"s name, but you still wouldn't believe it if I told you.
Maybe the "weirdest" concert I saw was The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page right before he left them to start the Zep. They were playing in this dinky central Florida civic center venue in front of a couple hundred drunks who seemed more interested in partying and raising hell than listening to music. I sat off stage right next to Page and watched him get progressively more pissed off at the proceedings. There only seemed to be a dozen people there who knew who the band was and were paying attention to the music. The band stormed off the stage after an hour in a foul mood but Jimmy did stop to give me a string of cheap love beads. I was only fourteen at the time and couldn't drive. I had to wait for my Dad to come pick me up after the show and while I was waiting outside, I got quasi beaten up by a trio of drunken rednecks.