Rod Stewart at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, January 30, 1982 Upon arriving for a visit a few months earlier, my buddy Gregg informed me we’d be camping out at Caper’s Corner that Friday night. Caper’s was a record store/ticket outlet. Way before internet ticketing. So, we […]
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS, January 29, 1982 Riding the wave on their first and biggest hit “I Love Rock and Roll” from the album of the same name, Joan Jett and her Blackhearts were the new sound of rock music. […]
ELO with Hall & Oates at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, October 28, 1981 After loving ELO throughout high school, I finally got the opportunity to see them live after starting college. This was the Time tour and it was awesome. They played all the hits and […]
We felt as if we were let in on news of a changing of the guard, making us footnotes in a rock ‘n’ roll history trivia moment.
REO Speedwagon with Point Blank at The Hearnes Center in Columbia, MO, April 19, 1980 This was the first rock concert I ever attended. We were wrapping up our junior year of high school and the world was our oyster. REO Speedwagon was touring in promotion of the […]
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton at Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri, April 21, 1973 (date is an estimate). Growing up in small town Missouri did not afford many opportunities for well-known, national artists. Boonville was a town located smack-dab in the middle of Missouri just off I-70. […]
Important dates in music! JANUARY 4 – Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order) was born on this day in 1956 in Broughton, Lancashire, England. 4 – Michael Stipe of R.E.M. born on this day in 1960 in Decatur, Georgia, U.S. 4 – The Doors released their self-titled debut […]