The Go-Gos with Flock of Seagulls at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO, October 3, 1982 A last minute offer to see the Go-Gos was offered and I accepted. They were hot at the time supporting their debut Beauty and the Beat album. It was an energized show […]
Toto with Missouri at The Midland Theater in Kansas City, MO, July 22, 1982 Another concert with Top 40 hits, Toto put on a nice show. In support of their album Toto IV, they performed “Rosanna” and “Africa,” among others. Great songwriting and vocals, the crowd was all […]
The Police with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, March 25, 1982 Having recently become a Police fan, this was my first Police show. In support of their fourth studio album Ghost In The Machine, they created an energy that Kemper Arena had […]
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 and College in Boonville, Missouri, April 21, 1973 (estimated). 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. The […]