Sunday, May 1, 2011

Led Zeppelin, July 27, 1973

Madison Square Gardens, NYC

Taken from the 2nd row center. If one looks closely in the movie, The Song Remains the Same, they'll find me within the audience shot in the first song but after the first line of Rock & Roll. ...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Vinnie's Concert List

1.) Eddie Holman
Brooklyn Bridge

Steel Pier, Atlantic City, June 1971

I remember Eddie opening with the Temptations own Get Ready. The Brooklyn Bridge was all long haired, wearing tied-dye clothing and opened the show with something that sounded sort of Hendrix.

2.) August Max
J. F. Murphy & Salt

Carteret High School football field, August 1971

I paid $5.00 to a Carteret cop so I can hop over the fence in the back of the stadium, instead of paying full price. J. F. Murphy did have a live album recorded at the Fillmore East, they opened their show with a bagpipe player near the stands and then he proceeded to walk across the field through the audience to the stage which was set up in the middle of the field. The show was put on by the graduating class of that year. It was also noted by a friend of my older brother that the wacky weed was being smoked somewhere in the audience. I at the time had no clue what she was referring to.

3.) Sha Na Na
Stevie Wonder and the Wonderettes
John Lennon, Yoko Ono & the Plastic Ono Elephants Memory Band

Madison Square Gardens, Matinee Show, August 30,1972

I went with Mike and Rick. Rick’s dad drove us there. The scalpers were interested in the night show, at $150.00. I paid maybe $20.00 for my ticket. Sha Na Na had Vince Taylor with them. Stevie Wonder’s band would change their name within two months to Wonderlove. Stevie played greatest hits during his set, ending with Superstitious.
This was a One To One Benefit show. The only time I ever saw spot lights used with mirrors to light up the stage.
John Lennon opened with chanting Power To The People six times then opened with New York City.
During this portion of the show the unsold tickets were being given out on the streets. Ricks’ dad was able to get in with no ticket and he got Rick and Mike after the show. I ended up going home on the bus with future members of the Smithereens and others, including Andy K. from Carteret. My mother had asked me were I was all day, I must have been home by 6 pm, I told her that I was at Woodbridge Center all day. About seven years later I told her the truth, something to do with some biblical verse. I think she knew the whole time.

4.) Bruce Springsteen
Madison Square Gardens, June 14, 1973

This was the absolute first time Bruce had ever played the garden. He was introduced as being from New Jersey and the people were telling him to go back there. They did like the show somewhat.
Chicago had just released that album after that Live at Carnegie Hall album, the band had played Carnegie again and this was the first show of two nights being their first time playing the Garden. They were received much better than Bruce as everyone clapped to every song Chicago played. My ticket was an extra that my brother John and his high school gang had.

5.) Jo Jo Gunne
Edgar Winter
Twin City ballroom, Elizabeth, N. J. June 23, 1973

Edgar had Ronnie Montrose on guitar and Dan Hartman on bass.

6.) Led Zeppelin
Madison Square Gardens, Friday July 27, 1973

I got up to front row center this night. Because of this I was filmed and edited into the opening song of the concert footage of the movie The Song Remains The Same. The Woman in Black helped me get to the front row. I had sold the only extra ticket for the shows that I had for this night to Matt. I met up with him later at the bus terminal.

7.) Led Zeppelin
Madison Square Gardens, Saturday July 28, 1973

8.) Led Zeppelin
Madison Square Gardens, Sunday July 29, 1973

I sat most of the night, too tired to move and the show and drum solo during Moby Dick got longer each night. This was the only night of the three that a second encore was performed; Thank You.

9.) Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
Elton John
Madison Square Gardens, September 1973

10.) Fabulous Rhinestones
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Middlesex County College, October 14, 1973

11.) Forest Green
New York Dolls
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 16, 1973
This was the show right after their infamous Waldorf-Astoria performance.

12.) Dalton and Dubarri
Loggins and Messina
Madison Square Gardens, November 22, 1973

13.) Brownsville Station
J. Geils Band
Madison Square Gardens, November 30, 1973

I did get J. Geils guitar pick.

14.) Duke Williams and the Extremes
Felt Forum, NYC
December 31, 1973 / January 1, 1974

15.) Thunderhead
Brownsville Station
Johnny Winter
Miami – Hollywood Sportatorium
March 2, 1974

16.) Elephants Memory Band
Brownsville Station
Central Park Band Shell, free show
April 13, 1974

17.) Tom Waits
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
Miami Jai-Lai, Miami, Florida
July 12, 1974

18.) Snafu
Frampton’s Camel
Schaefer Music Festival, NYC August, 1974

19.) Griffin
Miami Jai-Lai, November 28, 1974

20.) James Montgomery Band
Joe Cocker and the Jim Price Band
Miami Jai-Lai, December 1, 1974

21.) George Harrison and Friends
Featuring Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston, Jim Keltner, Jim Horn
Madison Square Gardens, NYC, December 19, 1974

22.) P. F. M.
Academy of Music, NYC, December 21, 1974

P. F. M. = Pretty Fine Music, a band from Italy.

23.) Camel
Blue Oyster Cult
Academy of Music, January 1, 1975

This was show # 2, as it did begin after midnight, because of a fire in the seats.
Fell asleep during Camel, woke up at the beginning of Carmen.
A rather buxom woman in leather and a whip introduced BOC.
The rhythm guitarist shaved his beard off with an electric razor on stage.

24.) Pretty Things
The Strawbs
New Beacon Theatre, NYC
March 2, 1975

The Pretty Things kept on having equipment problems
This was the only time I ever saw this scene - the first band’s equipment is moved to the front of the stage.
Then this portion of the stage is lowered to the basement where the equipment can be unloaded.

25.) Jo Jo Gunne
New Beacon Theatre, NYC
March 21, 1975

The second of two shows. We sat where the inside album photo on the KISS Alive album was taken.
Their album Dressed To Kill was released this day.

26.) Journey
Hot Tuna
Academy of Music, NYC
April 25, 1975

27.) Mahavishna Orchestra
Jeff Beck Group
Avery Fisher Hall, NYC
April 30, 1975

28.) Suzi Quatro
Alice Cooper
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
May 5, 1975
This show had 27 people from Carteret, New Jersey all on the same bus ride home.

29.) War is Over Festival, Central Park, New York City, May 11, 1975 Free
Reverend Kilpatrick, Ossie Davie, Patti Smith with Lenny Kaye and a bass player, Jeremy Steig,
Andy Bolin, Eddie Martinez, Joe Drukas Group, Human Condition, Dave Dellenger,
Deadly Nightshade, Bella Azbug, Odetta, Harry & Julie Belafonte and the Indian Drummers,
Dick Feller, Tom Paxton, Danny O’Keefe, Phil Ochs, Peter Yarrow, Pete Seeger,
Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Paul Simon

30.) Stanky Brown Group
Brewer and Shipley
Emily Lou Harris
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey
May 17, 1975

31.) Catfish ------ solo artist with an acoustic guitar
Maggie Bell
Bad Company
Madison Square Gardens, May 30, 1975 $5.00

32.) Thee Image with Mike Pinera
Golden Earrings
Black Oak Arkansas
Academy of Music, 14th Street, New York City
May 31, 1975 $6.50

33.) Pink Floyd
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City
June 14, 1975 $8.00

34.) Journey
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, June 20th 1975
On drums – Al White the drummer for Zappa and the Plastic Ono Band
Ex - Steve Miller bandmember on bass. There was a second guitarist.
A free show due to a headliner Bob Marley cancellation.

35.) Thee Image
Leslie West
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, June 21, 1975 $2.50
Ronnie Montrose, former guitarist for the Edgar Winter band.

36.) Mira Bai
Jim Dawson
Robert Klein
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, June 25, 1975
Free show for me because a police officer gave me a ticket for the performance.

37.) James Gang
Peter Frampton Band
Schaefer Music Festival
June 27, 1975

38.) Santana
Eric Clapton, encore with John McGlaughlin and Billy Cobham
Nassau Coliseum $8.00
June 28, 1975

39.) Prusette Dart band
Dave Mason
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park $2.50
July 2, 1975

40.) Blood, Sweat & Tears
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, New York City
July 5, 1975

41.) James Gang
Leslie West Band
Johnny Winter
Alice Cooper
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City
July 7, 1975

42.) Three Dog Night
Schaefer Music Festival, Central park, New York City $2.50
July 16, 1975

43.) Ace
Roosevelt Stadium $7.50
July 25, 1975

44.) Status Quo
Black Sabbath
Philadelphia Spectrum $6:50
August 6, 1975
A most "Typical" concert, for reasons to be explained later much to the chagrined of Brian who drove. It's "Later, the new buzz word for the day was "Typical". Typical was used in every form of conjugation. A typical right turn into a typical Philly Slum School Yard full of Typical Hoodies was the best yet for the entire typical trip home. Was until the ride home when Brian typically pulled the car over and screamed at us three in the back to shut up, shut up, shut up.
Now Dave was in the passenger seat holding some kind of flower that he obtained from the drummer's stage set. So he was not in a position to interfere with the three of us in the back being typically chided and yelled at. Of course the three of us agreed to stop doing whatever it was that we were doing, and Brian started driving back on home. Only to have one of us in the back mutter under their breath " How Typical".

45.) Slade
       Z. Z. Top
       Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey
       August 9, 1975

46.) Ruby Star and the Gray Ghost
Room Full of Blues
J. Geils Band
Schaefer Music Festival, Central park, New York City $2.50
August 13, 1975
Roomful of Blues was booed off stage.
The band came back on and just then it rained buckets making the band permanently leave the stage. Ruby Starr sang on Black Oak Arkansas's Jim Dandy to the Rescue.

47.) Charlie Daniels band
Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen
Schaefer Music Festival, Central park, New York City $2.50
August 16, 1975
Screamin Scott of Sha Na Na sang with the Commander's band.

48.) Lynard Skynard
Ten Years After
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, August 22, 1975 - $7.50

Lynard Skynard had an interesting lightshow, even though it was during the day time. I had no clue just who they were until they performed Freebird. Actually I was rather clueless all throughout the day, but the guy who handed me a loaded hash pipe to hold was the most clueless that is until Mike came running over to save the pipe from whatever. Then I knew who they were. They were that band who recorded that song that the Florida radio station WSHE-FM of Miami played all the time, but never ever gave the name of the band. After Matty had to drag me around during the first band, it was my turn to drag him around during the next band. This was the Faces last tour and they had two bassists, the other guy being the replacement bassist for the band Free. We could not stop chanting “Stewart Sucks”.
There's much more to this story.

49.) America
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, August 24, 1975 - $2.50

50.) Todd Rundgren & Utopia
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, August 25, 1975 - $2.50

51.) Ted Nugent
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, August 29, 1975 - $2.50

It was like, is he (Ted) still with the Amboy Dukes?
Nugent was making a come back. May have been just releasing his first solo album.

52.) America
Jefferson Starship
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Doobie Brothers
Beach Boys
The Great American Music Festival, Syracuse, New York, September 2, 1975 – Free

I got in by going through a hole in the fence. The best thing was the burning of the outhouses.
These were the old wooded ones that were situated on the bases of a baseball field in the outdoor stadium.

53.) California English
Lori Liberman
John Sebastian with Ken Allman

Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, September 13, 1975 - $2.50

This was the last show of the series and I got John’s harmonica when he tossed it into the audience.
I still have it to this day. I landed right next to where I was sitting on the pavement.
I immediately put it into my pocket and then . ........
about a hundred hands landed on the exact spot where the harmonica fell.

54.) National lampoon Show
Middlesex County College, September 30, 1975 – Free

Meatloaf with Jim Steinman, the female singer on that Meatloaf record and others.

55.) Montrose
Black Oak Arkansas

Beacon Theatre, New York City, October 11, 1975

Duane throws Montrose buttons onstage, Mike gets a button back from the singer of Montrose.
Mike runs on stage during Black Oak, high fives Jim Dandy and then. ……..
Montose is Ronnie Montrose, that guy formerly with the Edgar Winter Band.

56.) Diane Scanlon
10 CC

Beacon Theatre, New York City, October 25, 1975

57.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

Felt Forum, New York City, MSG, October 31, 1975

58.) Argent
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
Beacon Theatre, November 12, 1975
This may have been Rainbow’s first US concert.

59.) The Rolling Thunder Revue
Roger McGuinn
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Joan Baez, Mimi Farina
Bob Dylan
Mick Ronson, Joni Mitchell
Bobby Neuwirth, Ronnie Blakely
New Haven Coliseum, Connecticut, November 13, 1975

60.) Benny Mardonez
Peter Frampton
Dave Mason
Madison Square Gardens, November 21, 1975 - $6.50

61.) James Cotton Band
Marshall Tucker band
Beacon Theatre, NYC
November 22, 1975
I did get Toy’s and George’s guitar picks.

62.) Tubes
Beacon Theatre, NYC
November 23, 1975

63.) Manfred Mann Earth Band
Roxy Music
Beacon Theatre, NYC
November 26, 1975

64.) Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
Beacon Theatre, NYC, November 28, 1975
School Boys in Disgrace Tour.

65.) Al Stewart
The Felt Forum, NYC
November 30, 1975

66.) Aerosmith
Black Sabbath
Madison Square Gardens, December 3, 1975

67.) The Rolling Thunder Revue
Roger McGuinn, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez
Ronnie Blakely, Bob Dylan, Mick Ronson, Bob Neiwhart, Barry Mansfield
Roberta Flack, Scarlette O'Hara, Robbie Robertson, M. Wyeth
Madison Square Garden, December 8, 1975
The Concert for the Hurricane

68.) Eric Carmen Band
Peter Frampton
Avery Fisher Hall, NYC, December 17, 1975
WNEW FM Benefit Concert for Cerebral Palsy


69.) Nazareth
Deep Purple
Radio City Music Hall, Januart 23, 1976
DP had Tommy Bolin on guitar. Allison Steele of WNEW read my review of the show on air.

70.) Cate Brothers
Beacon Theatre, NYC, February 5, 1976
Queen said somewhere that this was the worst night of this tour. With 27 people from Carteret at the show it is no wonder why. Matty, his brothers, I and others bought 21 tickets at the theatre when they went on sale. I purchased three front row and three third row seats. Left the front row seats for Matt, Ray and Nick. Matt and Ray were to soon enter the Marines. Mike hits Mercury with a flash cube, booed Freddie when he snotted the audience to shut up. Cookies were tossed as well.

71.) American Tears
Peter Frampton
Capitol Theatre, February 14, 1976
Went with Pete, Howard and Ricky.

72.) Journey
Electric light Orchestra
Beacon Theatre, NYC, March 21, 1976
Third row center seats.

73.) Wishbone Ash
Robin Trower
Madison Square Gardens, March 24, 1976

74.) Hydra
Wishbone Ash
Regent Theatre, Elizabeth, New Jersey, March 26, 1976
I actually worked as security and as an usher for this show.
When I saw the concert ad in the paper I figured that they need people to work and so I applied.
Went with Barry but he never went to work, just me. I had first detail in the parking lot watching the equipment.
I got to see most of the show afterwards. The theatre is now a department store selling crap.

75.) Patti Smith
Avery Fisher Hall, NYC, March 31, 1976

76.) Pure Prairie League
King Fish
Beacon Theatre, NYC, April 3, 1976

77.) Kansas
Bad Company
Madison Square Gardens, April 5, 1976
( Oh Lookie, I did see Kansas, well whadda Know !!! )

78.) Dan Fogelberg
Regent Theatre, Elizabeth, New Jersey, April 7, 1976

79.) Outlaws
Lynard Skynard
Beacon Theatre, NYC, April 11, 1976
This was the second of two nights at the theatre. One of Skynard's two guitarists busted a finger on a door after the first show and was not able to play those leads as well. So the band brought onstage Leslie West to perform from the second song on. The first song was with two guitarists from the Outlaws. Ronnie, all barefoot and drinking Jack Daniels kept was the band leader and kept point to who plays lead, and kept on pointing to Leslie. I had 13th row center orchestra.

80.) Steve Goodman
David Bromberg Band
Avery Fisher Hall
May 9, 1976
Steve Goodman's performance was the best I have ever seen for a solo performer.
His encore was with Bromberg's band.

81.) Hot Tuna
Regent Theatre, Elizabeth, New Jersey
May 1, 1976
I worked this show as an usher. Never got paid, but so what. My friend's little brother Mike went backstage and hung out with Check Steele the drummer.

82.) Fools Gold
Loggins & Messina
Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, $5.00
May 9, 1976

83.) Nektar
Beacon Theatre, New York City
May 21, 1976

84.) Eric Anderson
Loudon Wainwright III
Regent Theatre, Elizabeth, New Jersey
May 22, 1976
I made note that this was my "First Full Free Concert".
I guess that means that it cost me absolutely nothing to get there, go to, and get back from.
Being that this was also my job, of which I did not get paid for either.
I escorted Eric into the theatre.
He said that he drove his "Hot Toyota" all the way from Woodstock, NY.

85.) Atlanta Rhythm Section
Charlie Daniels Band
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
June 23, 1976
Me and Mike C. got in with what we called "The Tickets that Fell from the Sky".
We did not know how, but there were two tickets on the pavement.
We picked them up and went in without the usher never ripping them in two.

86.) Flight
Sons of Champlain
Shaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
June 28, 1976
Me and Mike C. again, reusing those tickets that fell from the sky. Of course this time they were torn by the usher.

87.) Cheech and Chong
Todd Rundgren's Utopia
Schaefer Music Festival, NYC
July 3, 1976

88.) Jefferson Starship
Central Park
July 7, 1976
Free Show

89.) Giba
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
July 21, 1976

90.) Rory Gallagher
Robin Trower
Jethro Tull
Shea Stadium
July 23, 1976

91.) Nils Lofgren
Rick Derringer
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
July 26, 1976

92.) Gerard
Kingfish (with Bob Weir)
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
July 30, 1976

93.) Grinderswitch
Marshall Tucker Band
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
August 2, 1976

94.) Grateful Dead
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City
August 4, 1976

95.) John Hammond
Cate Brothers
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
August 14, 1976
The Outlaws had a new drummer and bassist. I caught two towels thrown from the stage.
They came in handy on the how sweaty bus ride back to Carteret.

96.) Dianne Scanlon
Gary Wright
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
September 1, 1976
The first of two show this evening.

97.) Mahogany Rush
The Johnny & Edgar Winter Band
The Felt Forum, NYC
September 1, 1976

98.) Dianne Scanlon
Schaefer Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
September 3, 1976

99.) Rhinestones
John Mayall
Bottom Line, NYC
September 30, 1976
Center stage table.

100.) Rusty Weir
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Palladium, 14th Street, New York City
October 1, 1976

101.) Peter Frampton
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
October 8, 1976

102.) Ya Da Ya Da
Crack in the Sky
The Place, Dover, New Jersey
October 16, 1976

103.) Wild Man Fisher (My name is Larry)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
The Felt Forum, at Madison Square Gardens
October 31, 1976

104.) Styx
Montrose (Ronnie Montrose, formerly of the Edgar Winter band.)
Climax Blues Band
Palladium, 14th Street, New York City
November 17, 1976

105.) David Sanborn
Deodata with the Brecker Brothers and John Tropea
Carnegie Hall
December 15, 1976
This was the night Bing Crosby was singing White Christmas at Gracie Mansion.
I missed that, got on the wrong subway and ended up at Carnegie Hall.
So, how do you get to Carnegie Hall?

106.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
December 28, 1976
Zappa - 4th time.


107.) Wendy Waldman
Al Stewart
Avery Fisher Hall, New York City
February 11, 1977
At one point I had eight tickets in my hand for the show.

108.) Patrick McGhee
Flying Burrito Brothers
Bottom Line, 8:30 pm performance
March 1, 1977

109.) Evening of Blues
Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, James Cotton, Muddy Waters
Palladium, 14th Street, New York City
March 4, 1977

110.) Starz
Bob Seeger & the Silver Bullet Band
Palladium, 14th Street, New York City

111.) Kinderhook Creek
Palladium, 14th Street, New York City
May 14, 1977

112.) Evie Tornquist
Andre Crouch and His Disciples
Felt Forum at Madison Square Gardens
May 20, 1977

113.) Flame
Palladium, 14th Street, New York City
June 3, 1977

114.) Resurrection Band
Lambs Club, New York City
June 11, 1977

115.) Led Zeppelin
Madison Square Gardens
June 14, 1977

116.) Noel Paul Stookey
Lambs Club, New York City
June 17, 1977

117.) Crosby, Still and Nash
Madison Square Gardens
June 21, 1977

118.) John Sebastian
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, New York City
July 8, 1977
Only stayed for half the performance, because I already had tickets for . .....

119.) Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Madison Square Gardens
July 8, 1977

120.) Dan Fogelberg & Fools Gold
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 9, 1977

121.) South Side Johnny and the Asbury Jukes with Ronnie Spector
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 15, 1977

122.) Micki and Becki
Lambs Club, New York City
July 16, 1977
Recorded for their live album.

123.) Starz ( Threw nuts at.)
Judas Priest ( First performance in new York City, maybe in America.) ( Sin After Sin album.)
R. E. O. Speed Wagon
Palladium, 14th Street, New York City
July 18, 1977

Starz - the drummer was with that band that recorded Brandy, You're a Fine Girl.
He now works for the Union County, New Jersey Parks Department.

124.) Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd.
Middlesex County College, Edison
July 21, 1977
Free performance. Spoke with Woody. He was all "Hey Babe" this, "Hey Babe" that.

125.) Judy Collins
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 22, 1977

126.) Dean Friedman
Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey
July 23, 1977

127.) Helen Schneider
Robert Klein
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 29, 1977

128.) Climax Blues Band
Bad Company
Madison Square Gardens, New York City
July 31, 1977
( Bad company creates bad morals.)

129.) Blue
Kiki Dee with Elton John
Jimmy Buffet and the Corral Reefer band
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, rain date
August 2, 1977

130.) Donovan
Madison Square Gardens
August 7, 1977

131.) Stanky Brown Group
Dickie Betts and Great Southern
Eagle Rock Park
August 8, 1977
Free Show

132.) Dave Mason
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 10, 1977
Dave - 4th time

133.) Garland Jeffries
Bonnie Raitt
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 12, 1977

134.) Prusette Dart Band
Earl Scruggs Revue
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 15, 1977

135.) Aztec Two Step
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 22, 1977

136.) Peter Frampton Band
Madison Square Gardens
August 22, 1977
Yes the date is correct. This was show #2 that day. Bought ticket late outside, at a discount.
The Star Wars robot R2 D2 came onstage, bringing Peter's guitar for the encore.

137.) Peter Frampton Band
Madison Square Gardens
August 24, 1977
The Star Wars robot R2 D2 again came onstage, bringing Peter's guitar for the encore.

138.) Patrick Joyce and son Mike
Tim Moore
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 26, 1977
Melanie exclaimed that her band was only three days old.

139.) Beach Boys
Central Park
September 1, 1977
Free Concert

140.) New Riders of the Purple Sage
Marshall Tucker Band
Grateful Dead
Englishtown Raceway Park
September 3, 1977
NRPS - 3rd, MTB - 3rd, GD - 2nd.
A very interesting thing with Rosie from Clark happened on my way to this show, as well as the story leaving.
Plus a visit with Anne the next day to the aftermath in the parking lot.
Maybe at a leter date I'll tell this story.

9/20/2011; I went to the concert with Rosie from Clark, and it took about seven rides to get back home. Rosie and her girlfriends all went into the site at around midnight and that's the last I saw of them. Instead I went to sleep behind some bushes at a bar near an intersection. That early morning I found out something of myself that I never knew. Some guy asleep in the next set of bushes awoke exclaiming "Man, do you Snore" !.
During the concert I learned why one does not drink beer under a hot sun. Late in the evening the band, The Grateful Dead started Terrapin Station when I headed out. The semi tractor trailor containers were moved to allow for concert goers to exit. 1.) The first pickup to go by gave me a ride to the road. 2.) The second car to pass me within moments hitching gave me a ride to the train station. 3.) Within five minutes a train got me a ride to the Rahway Train Station. 4.) Within minutes a car gave me a ride towards Hazlewood Avenue. 5.) Within a minute a ride to my house, and the concert was still being broadcasted on the radio.
The next day we all met up to go back to the concert site to retrieve Ann's car.

141.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Palladium, 14th Street, NYC (the old Academy of Music.)
October 31, 1977
FZ - 5th

142.) Still Water
Mark Farner
Charlie Daniels Band
November 3, 1977

Mark tripped over a speaker on stage.

143.) Hot Tuna
November 26, 1977

144.) Livingston Taylor
Jethro Tull
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
November 30, 1977
This was the second show of two at MSG.
Apparently James Taylor brother had a hard time from the audience the previous night.
So, he opened his portion of the program with the Beatles "A Little help from my Friends".
"What would you do if I sang out a tune?". Livingston was immediately booed in full force off the stage.
In my opinion, I think that he gave the audience exactly what they wanted, which is okay by me.

145.) Jerry Garcia Band
Rutgers College Gym
December 4, 1977

146.) Cactus
James Cotton Band
South Mountain Arena
December 9, 1977


147.) Jay Boy Williamson
Marshall Tucker band
Capitol Theatre, Dover, New Jersey
January 15, 1978

148.) Eddie Money
Sea Level
Elvin Bishop Group
Palladium, NYC
February 17, 1977

149.) Doucette
Bob Weir Band
Capitol Theatre, Passaic
March 11, 1978

150.) Hawkwind
The Place, Dover, New Jersey
March 18, 1978

I retrieved a roll of electrical tape of the band's equipment, a souvenir.

151.) Ken Bloom
Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn
Bottom Line, NYC
March 19, 1978

152.) Roger Sprung and the Progressive Mountain Boys
With special guest David Bromberg
Englishtown Music Hall
April 29, 1978
David was performing elsewhere and requested that the band to stay onstage for him when he arrived.

153.) Charlie Daniels Band
Ice Palace
June 1, 1978
( Do any of the readers recall where this place was ??? )

154.) U. K.
Al Dimeola
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 7, 1978

155.) Walter Egan
Dave Mason
Belmont Race Park, NYC - $2.00
July 9, 1978

156.) Kate Taylor
Kenny Loggins
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 10, 1978

157.) Aztec Two Step
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 12, 1978

158.) Blue Grass Country Festival
Vernon Valley
July 15 & 16, 1978
(I don't remember a thing about it.)

159.) Good Rats
Meat Loaf
Garden State Arts Center
July 22, 1978
Meat Loaf announced his engagement to Carlotta

160.) Richard Fury
Dirt band
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 26, 1978

161.) Sanford and Townsend
Bob Welch
Steve Miller Band
Fleetwood Mac
J. F. K. Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 30, 1978

162.) Jackson Browne
Garden State Arts Center
August 11, 1978

163.) Chuck Mangione
with Jack Mangione
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 14, 1978

164.) Good Rats
Dickie Betts and Great Southern
With Greg Allman, Butch Trucks and Jaiome
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 16, 1978
The band took a break and soon came back onstage in what may have been the first Allman Brothers Band reunion.

165.) Peter, Paul and Mary
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
August 19, 1978

166.) Prism
Meat Loaf
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 25, 1978
Remember when Meat Loaf announced the engagement ??? Well, it's most definitely over.

167.) New Riders of the Purple Sage
Willie Nelson
Greatful Dead
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
September 2, 1978

168.) Yes
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
September 9, 1978

169.) Neil Young and Crazy Horse
September 27, 1978
The Rust Never Sleeps Tour.
Madison Square Gardens, NYC.

170.) Robert Hunter
Aztec Two Step
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey
September 29, 1978
NRPS - 5th, Bobbie Black from the Lost Planet Airmen on pedal steel guitar.
ATS - 3rd

171.) Bob Dylan
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
September 30, 1978
BD - 3rd

172.) Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Dave Mason
Palladium, NYC
October 7, 1978
OMD - 3rd, DM - 5th

173.) Dave Edmunds and Rock Pile
Van Morrison
Rutgers College Gym
October 23, 1978

174.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Palladium, NYC
October 31, 1978
FZ - 6th

175.) Ralph McTell (Streets of London.)
David Bromberg
Rutgers Student Center
November 9, 1978

176.) Molly Hatchet
Capitol Theatre, Dover, New Jersey
November 10, 1978

177.) David Sancious and Tone.
Larry Coryell
Rutgers Student Center
November 15, 1978

178.) Navarro
Carole King
Capitol Theatre, Passaic
November 16, 1978
Complimentary Tickets, went with Dianne G.

179.) Golden Earrings
The Philadelphia Spectrum
November 25, 1978, went with Sue V. and others
The show ended abruptly after Steve Tyler was hit in the face with a bottle thrown from the audience.
An article in a magazine mentioned that the "pussie" who threw the bottle was thougherly beaten.


180.) Grateful Dead
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
January 7, 1979
GD - 4th

181.) Grateful Dead
Nassau Coliseum
January 9, 1979
GD - 5th
This was a Grateful Dead show.
The first chords of something was performed that made everyone awe in wonder.
I was able to hear the astonishment from the audience through the thick cloud of smoke hovering inside the arena.
To this day I do not know what it was, but it was great.

182.) Steve Forbert
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
January 26, 1979

183.) Pig Iron
Rick Derringer
Regent Theatre, Elizabeth, New Jersey
February 2, 1979
A new management company took over productions here. I did not work for them.

184.) Peter Rowan, Tex Logan
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Rutgers Student Center
February 18, 1979
NRPS - 6th, went with Sue V. and others.

185.) McGuinn, Clark and Hillman
Bottom Line, NYC
February 23, 1979
The infamous "snow blind" show.

186.) Henry Paul Band
Charlie Daniels Band
Walsh Auditorium, Seton Hall University
March 16, 1979

187.) Ninelinger Family
Ray Wiley Hubbard & the Lost Gonzo Band
Bottom Line, NYC
March 29, 1979

188.) Bo Str - - Ley (That's all I can remember.)
Bottom Line, NYC
March 31st, 1979
Poco - 3rd

189.) Willie Nelson and Leon Russell
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
April 1, 1979

190.) Yankees
Black Oak Arkansas
Alexanders (Where was this place ???)
April 21, 1979

191.) New Riders of the Purple Sage
Allman Brothers Band
Rutgers Student Athletic Center
April 27, 1979
NRPS - 7th, ABB - 2nd

192.) Muddy Waters
Eric Clapton
The Philadelphia Spectrum
April 30, 1979

193.) Ten Years After
Viking Memorial Hall, Upsala College
May 12, 1979

194.) San Francisco All Stars
Lone Star Cafe, NYC
May 17, 1979

195.) Stan Getz
Nanci Wilson
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
June 25, 1979

196.) Chris O'Berg
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
June 29, 1979

197.) Muddy Waters Band
Johnny Winter
James Cotton Band
B. B. King
Newport Jazz Festival, Tribute to Muddy Waters
Radio City Music Hall, NYC
June 29, 1979

198.) Charlie Daniels Band
( with some guy, last name Winter.)
Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New jersey
June 30, 1979
11:00 pm show, 6th time seeing Charlie, $5.00 ticket

199.) Orleans
Steven Stills
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 2, 1979

200.) Rockpile
Belmont Park, Long Island
July 8, 1979

201.) Baby's
Eddie Money
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 16, 1979

Stayed outside for the first band, 2nd time seeing Eddie, $2.50 orchestra seat.

202.) Other Side of the Road Band
Arlo Guthrie
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 21, 1979

Watched the show from the rocks, stayed for two Arlo tunes, because of the next show having tickets for.

203.) Atlanta Rhythm Section
Allman Brothers Band
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
July 21, 1979
Bonnie Bramlett came onstage and jammed with the band, as well as a guitarist from ARS.

204.) Johnny Winter
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 27, 1979

205.) James Taylor
Free concert in Central park
July 31, 1979

206.) Waylors
Crickets (Buddy Holly's old band.)
Waylon Jennings
St. James Theatre, NYC
August 1, 1979

207.) Kinderhook, Windfall, Leroux, Fandango
Pete Rowan and the Wild Stallions
Dirt Band
Vernon Valley Show Down
Pure Prairie League
August 12, 1979

208.) Dean Freidman
David Bromberg w/ Phoebe Snow
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 15, 1979
4th time for Mr. Bromberg

209.) Talking Heads
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 16, 1976

210.) Dixie Dregs
Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 22, 1979

211.) Cars
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
August 24, 1975

212.) Canned Heat, John Sebastian
Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield & Friends
Johnny Winter, Stephen Stills Band, Jorma Kaukonen
Woodstock Two, Reunion Concert
Parr Meadows, Brookhaven, New York
September 8, 1979

Going Up the Country had to be played twice.

213.) Who
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
September 14, 1979

214.) Ego
Edgar Winter Group w/ Vinnie Corisano on guitar.
Fountain Casino
September 20, 1979
Vinnie would later become Vinnie Vincent

215.) Bonnie Bramlett, Gil Scott Heron, Joy Rider & the Avis Davis Band
John Hall, Jane Fonda, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Jesse Colin Young
Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne
Anti Nukes Rally, Battery Park, free event
September 23, 1979

216.) Crazy Chester Band
New Riders of the Purple Sage
Monmouth Art Center, Red Bank
September 29, 1979

217.) Good Rats
Zaffy's (Wherever that was ???), Piscataway, New Jersey
( Thank You Jan, for letting me know where this hangout was. )
October 5, 1979

218.) Winter Brothers
Charlie Daniels band
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey
October 20, 1979
7th time seeing Mr. Daniels

219.) Danny Dumont
Fleetwood Mac
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
November 15, 1979
2nd time - FM

220.) Good Rats
At Zaffy's, Piscataway, New Jersey
November 21, 1979
Found bra on floor, threw onstage, Peppi wore it on head.

221.) Rory Gallagher
Jefferson Starship
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
November 23, 1979

222.) The 80's
Robert Gordon
The Showplace in Dover, NJ
November 29, 1979


223.) Sea Level
Forest Lodge, North Brunswick
January 31, 1980

The band consisted of ex Allman Brothers members.

224.) Rockets
The Outlaws
Rutgers Athletic Center
February 16, 1980

225.) The Dots
Jayne County
Max's Kansas City, NYC
March 8, 1980

226.) Good Rats
Fountain Casino
March 13, 1980

227.) Plasmatics
Fountain Casino
March 17, 1980

228.) Good Rats
Zaffy's, Piscataway, New Jersey
March 28, 1980

229.) Dirk Hamilton
Warren Zevon
Rutger's College Gym
April 14, 1980
Third row seats

230.) Shooting Star
Robin Trower
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
April 19, 1980

231.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Rutgers Athletic Center
April 26, 1980
FZ - 7th show

232.) Z. Z. Top
Capitol Theatre, Passaic
May 4, 1980

2nd time saw the band.

233.) Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 10, 1980

It was the Late Show, 8th FZ show I've been to. Deathless Horsie was the opener.

234.) Warren Zevon
Fountain Casino
May 12, 1980

235.) Ramones
Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
June 6, 1980

236.) Henry Paul Band
Allman Brothers Band
Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
ABB - 4th

Henry was an Outlaw at one time.

237.) Humble Pie
Z. Z. Top
Allentown Fairgrounds, Pennsylvania
July 13, 1980

ZZT - 3rd played 2 1/2 hours, HP was on for a half hour.

238.) Elektrics
Fast Lane, Asbury Park, NJ
July 15, 1980

( formerly the band called The 80's.) - 4th time

239.) Pat Benatar
Eddie Money
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
July 25, 1980

Stayed outside for Pat, watching from the rocks.
3rd show of Eddie's I've been to.

240.) Johnny Winter
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
July 30, 1980

7th show, watched from the rocks.

241.) Glenn Hirsch - comedian
Melissa Manchester
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
August 13, 1980

I was on Main St., Rahway earlier when this couple in a van asked me if I wanted tickets to the show.
They could not make it, I went giving two away.

242.) Elektrics
The Showplace in Dover, NJ
August 16, 1980

243.) David Bromberg Band
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
August 22, 1980

$1.00 for the ticket, 5th time seeing Bromberg.

244.) Stephen Stills
The Pretenders (w/ Chris Spedding (Blondie) as guest.)
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, NYC
August 28, 1980

Stills - 4th time, $2.00 ticket.

245.) Elton John
Central Park, New York City
September 13, 1980

3rd time, free show.

246.) Poco
Charlie Daniels Band
New Jersey State Fairgrounds
September 14, 1980

Poco - 4th, CDB - 8th

247.) Blotto
The Shirts
West Orange, New Jersey
October 5, 1980, free show

248.) Jeff Beck Group
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey
October 7, 1980

2nd time seeing JB

249.) Frank Zappa
The Palladium, 14th Street, NYC
October 31, 1980 Halloween

FZ -9th

250.) New Riders of the Purple Sage
At the El Greco ( Does anyone remember where this place was ??? )
( answer - Jan says that it was located on Laurelton Circle, Brick, NJ )
November 9, 1980

NRPS - 9 th show

251.) Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street band
Madison Square gardens, NYC
November, Thanksgiving Day, 1980

BS - 2nd time

252.) Good Rats
At the Fountain Casino, North Brunswick, NJ
December 11, 1980

I think this is where they had a new guitarist. GR- 7th

253.) Roy Buchanan
Ronnie Montrose with Gamma
Johnny Winter Band
Capitol Theatre, Dover
February 27, 1981

RB- 1st and only, RM - 4th his band with Sammy Hagar, JW - 8th

254.) James Cotton Band with guest Johnny Winter
Muddy Waters Blues Band
Beacon Theatre, NYC
March 28, 1981

JW - 9th, MW - 3rd

255.) Frank Zappa, Host of the show
Orchestra of Our Time, a Tribute to Edgar Varesse
Beacon Theatre, NYC
Good Friday, 1981

FZ - 10th

256.) Jools Holland and His Millionaires
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
X. T. C.
The Palladium, 14th Street, NYC
April 18, 1981

257.) Motor Head, featuring Lemmy on bass.
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz, with Randi Rhoades
Capitol Theatre, Dover
April 21, 1981

258.) Shabu All Stars, featuring Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Soupy Sales
The Caberet Savoy, NYC
May 2, 1981

259.) Pat Travers Band
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Capitol Theatre, Dover
May 8, 1981

RB - 2nd time.

260.) Molly Hatchet
Allman Brothers Band
Marshall Tucker Band
J. F. K. Stadium, Philadelphia
June 20, 1981

MH - 2nd, ABB - 5th, O - 6th, MTB - 5th

261.) Harry Chapin
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
June 24, 1981

This was my first and last time seeing Harry, as this would be his very last performance ever.

262.) The Dregs
Jefferson Starship
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
June 27, 1981

J S or whatever their name used to have been - 4th time, the Dregs were formerly the Dixie Dregs - 2nd time

263.) Loverboy
Z. Z. Top
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
June 30, 1981

ZZT - 4th

264.) Jorma Kaukonen and Vital parts
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
July 1st, 1981

JK - 5th

265.) Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band
July 5, 1981 - 3rd time

266.) Gary U. S. Bonds
South Mountain Music Festival, West Orange, NJ
July 7, 1981

Santana - 2nd time

267.) Robin Lane and the Chart Busters
Gary U. S. Bonds, encore with Ian Hunter
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
July 10, 1981

268.) R. E. O. Speed Wagon
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
July 10, 1981 - 2nd time

269.) Jeff Lorber Fusion
The Stanley Clarke and George Duke Project
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
July 15, 1981

270.) Elixir
Swollen Monkeys
Grandmothers of Invention
Irving Plaza, Club 57, NYC
July 18, 1981

271.) Pete Rowan
David Bromberg
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
August 5, 1981

DB - 6th

272.) Elektrics
South Plainfield, NJ
August 6, 1981 - 6th time

273.) Ice House
Convention Hall, Asbury Park
August 8, 1981

Tubes - 2nd

274.) Arlo Guthrie and Shenandoah
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
August 15, 1981 - 2nd time

275.) Edgar Winter Band
The Fountain Casino
August 16, 1981

276.) Willie Dixon & Sonny Terry
Johnny Winter Group
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
August 19, 1981

JW - 10th

277.) Alice Cooper and Special Forces
Fountain Casino
August 24, 1981 - 3rd time

Mike Pinera was in the band

278.) Molly Hatchet
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
August 28, 1981 - 3rd time

279.) Lesley West Band, with Corky Laing
Ian Hunter
Dr. Pepper Music Festival, NYC
September 11, 1981

LW - 4th, IH - 2nd

280.) Simon and Garfunkel
Central Park, NYC
September 19, 1981 - free show

I actually touched the stage and was up close stage left for the entire show. I lost whoever I went with and ended up by this tough hippie type guy who threatened anyone and everyone who stood up in front of him. I was allowed to stand next to him as long as I kept lighting up. Of which I did not mind. So there we were, in boots, denim, long hair and standing in an area of yuppies who just sat where they were. He sang too, awfully along with most of the songs that night. Still I no mind.
Mom loved this story, tho' I did leave out the obvious parts, she did appreciate the singing part of the story.

281.) The Excilerations
Mink Deville
Savoy, NYC
September 26, 1981

282.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
The Palladium
October 29, 1981 - 11th

283.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
The Palladium
Halloween, 1981 - 12th

Photos by: Vinnie and Matty, tho' this audience pix a favorite is definitely mine.

284.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
The Palladium
November 1, 1981 - 13th

285.) King Crimson
Club Savoy, NYC
November 6, 1981

This is the show where afterwards outside Matty & I were looking for hot pretzels and apparently the owner of the carts in the area was pissed at me where I started to quote KC's Adrian Belew's " I repeat myself when under stress, I repeat myself when under stress, I repeat myself when under stress". This did not please the pretzel cart owner and before anything else could happen. I instinctively took Matty's glasses as he handed them over and the two of them started rolling in the street holding up traffic and everything.

286.) Frank Zappa and the Mothers
The Ritz, NYC
November 18, 1981
FZ - 14th. Met up with Steve Vai and others with the band in the parking lot.

287.) Guy and Pip Gillette
Jerry Lee Lewis
The Ritz in Elizabeth, NJ
November 20, 1981

Kris Kristofferson was actually there, introduced, but never performed.

288.) Bobby and the Midnites
The Palladium, NYC
February 4, 1982

Bob Weir, Bobby Cochran, Billy Cobham, Matthew Kelly, Alphonso

289.) Leo Kottke
March 6, 1982

R - 3rd

290.) Cars
Meadowlands, NJ
March 15, 1982 - 2nd

291.) Tom Chapin and Friends
Marshall Tucker Band
The Ritz, Elizabeth, NJ

MTB - 6th

292.) Jerry Garcia with John Kahn
Beacon Theatre, NYC
April 21, 1982 $5.00

293.) Bobby and the Midnites
Beacon Theatre, NYC
June 10, 1982

294.) Joan Baez, David Hite, Jackson Browne
Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and John Hall.
The Nuclear Disarmament Rally, Central Park, NYC
June 12, 1982

This was a show that while everyone had something political to say.
All that Linda wanted to do was to party.

295.) Hank Williams Jr. and the Bama Band
The Ritz, Elizabeth, NJ
June 12, 1982

My brother Greg was in the audience.
The steel guitar broke a string or two.
Then Hank played solo slow blues numbers.
People started leaving the auditorium.
I got up closer, but I too would eventually walk out.

296.) John Mayall Blues Breakers
Beacon Theatre, NYC
June 19, 1982

297.) Tom Chapin
Gordon Lightfoot
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 23, 1982

Went with Chrissie, a big fan of Gordon's.

298.) Duke Jupiter
June 26, 1982
Outlaws was a four piece band at this point in history - 7th.

299.) Joan Baez
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 30, 1982 - got a free ticket

300.) The Nighthawks
Bonnie Raitt
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 12, 1982

301.) Prisoners
E. S. G.
Gang of Four
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 14, 1982
GF - excellent show.

302.) A Tribute to Harry Chapin with Tom and Steve Chapin
Pete Seeger, The Strangers, Jethro Burns, John Prine and Yvonne
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 16, 1982 - $5.00 ticket

303.) Miles Davis Band
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 17, 1982 - $10.00

304.) Weather Report
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 19, 1982

305.) Judy Collins
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 26, 1982 - 2nd

306.) Jorma Kaukonen
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
June 28, 1982 - 6th

There was a rain storm delay. Opener was hesitation Blues

307.) David Shey Show, Lester Chambers Group,
Raybeats, John Cale, Jim carrol Band, Chris Spedding,
Robert Gordon. Deerhunter with Ian Hunter and Todd Rundgren,
Paul Butterfield, Al Kooper, Tim Drummond.
Benefit for Agent Orange, Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 30, 1982

308.) War
Clarence Clemons and the Red Rockers, with Harvey Brooks on bass.
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
July 31, 1982

309.) Alley Cats
King Crimson
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 1, 1982

KC - 2nd time

310.) Al Kooper, with band
Joe Cocker, with band
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 4, 1982

311.) Romantics
Greg Kihn band
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 6, 1982

312.) Rickie Lee Jones
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 10, 1982

Rickie actually had the nerve to sit at her piano.
Then smoke a cigarette and talk until she was finished.
10 piece band, rain date.

313.) Robert Hazard and the Heroes
Flock of Seagulls
Blondie - 2nd time
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
J. F. K. Stadium, Philadelphia, Penn
August 21, 1982

Did not stick around for most of Genesis.
As the trains home I would miss and end up staying in Trenton all night til I got mugged or worse.
Well, at least that is what I dreamt and it almost came to be if I had not been forewarned.

314.) Henry Gross
Greg Allman band
Charlie Daniels Band, with gospel singers at one point
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 23, 1982 $6.00

CDB - 9th

315.) Axe
Cheap Trick
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 26, 1982

316.) Curtis Lo
Dr. Pepper Music Festival
August 26, 1982

317.) Grateful Dead - 6th
Madison Square Gardens
September 20, 1982

318.) Clash
The Who
J. F. K. Stadium, Philadelphia, Penn
September 25, 1982

319.) Artimus Pyle Band
Marshall Tucker Band - 7th
The Ritz, Elizabeth, New Jersey
October 1, 1982

320.) Dr. John, solo on piano
Jerry Garcia Band
Felt Forum at MSG
November 11, 1982

321.) N. R. B. Q.
George Thorogood & the Delaware Destroyers
St. George Theatre, Staten Island
November 27, 1982


322.) Missing Persons
At the Royal Manor
February 2, 1983

323.) Larry Norman
Pitman Theatre, Pitman, New Jersey
March 26, 1983

This was a Christian Rock concert.
By the guy who started it all.

324.) Grateful Dead
with guest Stephen Stills
April 24, 1983

325.) Dion
Union High School, Township of Union, New Jersey
May 19, 1983 - This too a Christian concert.

326.) Doctor Demento
Benny Bell
Weird Al Yankovic
Bottom Line, NYC
May 21, 1982

This was the first of two shows, so it was Weird Al's first NYC performance.
The Dr. showed the Fish head video.
I also shook hands with Bennie Bell.

327.) Scandal
At the Ritz in NYC
June 11, 1983

This was a 3:00 pm matinee show

328.) Chicago - 2nd
Garden State Art Center, Holmdel
June 25, 1983

329.) The Alarm
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier, NYC
June 29, 1983

330.) The Tubes - 3rd time
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier, NYC
July 13, 1983

At this show I learned a lesson in photography.
I watched this guy with cameras use up most of his film at the beginning of the performance.
This was when nothing much interesting was happening, as this is a Tubes concert.
I had an instamatic camera and knew to wait.
Tho' I did take pictures during the show.
I at least had photos to take for the Big Grand Finale of the show.
While the guy with the big expensive cameras had no more film left.
He did not get the picture, I Did.

331.) Divynals
The Ramones
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier, NYC - A Tribute to the Unemployed
July 16, 1983

332.) Tennis Rock with John McEnroe & Vitas Geralaitis
Steve Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
Buddy Guy
Clarence Clemons - 5th
Ian Hunter - 2nd
Geddy Lee & Alex Liefson of Rush - 2nd
Bruce Brody of the Patti Smith Group
Aerosmith - 3rd
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier, NYC
July 23, 1983

Steve Ray Vaughn's appearance was made sometime after he refused to signed a contract for a meager amount of money to tour with David Bowie. However it appeared that he had to be in New York before Bowie did three nights at MSG.
Also, this was Aerosmith's first performance together as a group after the break-up, new members to the band after several were last seen in the Joe Perry Project. This was a real treat for all of us.

333.) David Bowie
MSG, NYC, July 23, 1983

334.) Rick Danko & Levon Helm
Jorma Kaukonen
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier
August 3, 1983

335.) Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier
August 7, 1983

336.) Utopia
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier
August 8, 1983 - 3rd time seeing.

337.) Gordon Lightfoot
Garden State Arts Center
August 18, 1983 - 2nd time seeing.

338.) Madness
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
J. F. K. Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 2, 1983
JJ - 2nd time seeing.

339.) Bon Jovi
Robert Plant
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
September 12, 1983

340.) Z. Z. Top
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
September 24, 1983
5th time seeing, $13.50 a ticket.

341.) Thunder and Lighting
Hot Tuna
Livingston College Gym, New Brunswick, New Jersey
October 7, 1983

This was the first show of the tour since the breakup of Hot Tuna.
It's the 4th time that I'm seeing HT and the tickets were $10.00
T & L other name was Nick Silver, but was changed by the promoter for the tour.
T & L is made up partly of former members of Quicksilver Messenger Service.
I spoke with a T & L guitarist, John Cipollina, who I last last performing with his brother in the S. F. All Stars.
I asked 'Where's your brother?" (Both were guitarists in the All Stars.) Brother Mario now a bassist.
John replied that he's making a whole mess of money with Huey Lewis & the News.

342.) Grateful Dead
Madison Square Gardens
October 12, 1983
8th time seeing.

343.) Our Daughters Wedding
Gang of Four
Ritz Theatre, Elizabeth, New Jersey
November 25, 1983

This was the 2nd time that I'm seeing the Gang of Four.
Unlike the first time of which I was mightily impressed having never heard anything at all ever by them.
ODW big hit was "Lawn Chairs are Everywhere".
They chose not to perform it this evening.


344.) Rare Silk
Spyro Gyra
Ritz Theatre, Elizabeth, NJ
March 2, 1984

345.) Steve Basset and the Soul Survivors
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
Kean College
March 14, 1984

A very good performance. two girls had troubles selling their extra tickets.
I stayed outside and sold the tickets, going inside giving them the proceeds.
Stevie blew us all away with an encore of his version of Hendrix's Voodoo Child.

346.) The Dr. Demento Show
With Weird Al Yankovic
Bottom Line, New York City
March 15, 1984

347.) Willie Nelson and Family
With guest Paul Butterfield
Radio City Music Hall, NYC
May 24, 1984
WN - 3rd time

348. Spencer Davis Group
Blue Cheer
May 31, 1984
Lone Star Cafe, NYC
May 31, 1984

BC had a new guitarist, same rhythm section.
Their version of Summer Time Blues was my absolute first 45 rpm ever.

349.) Billy Joel
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
June 27, 1984

A funny thing happen on my way to the King Crimson performance on the pier.
I never made it.
I never left the block after getting off the train to NYC.
On the train I saw all these clean-cut types, some in high school jackets all going to a show.
What show I thought to myself could they possibly be going to ???
I did not have tickets for either show, but did end up with one in heaven for BJ.
Real cheap too.

350.) Spanky McFarland
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
The Association
Flo & Eddie
Three Dog Night
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier, NYC
July 25, 1984

Spanky opened up the show with Dancing in the Streets.
TDN - 2nd time.

351.) Greg Allman Band
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier
August 1, 1984

This was my third time seeing Stevie who actually may have been billed as Steve.
It must have not been a good night for him.
He tired of the crowd quickly, those who were calling out for Voodoo Child.
So he performed it second, thus shutting them up and some of them soon leaving the show.

352.) Frank Zappa
Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
August 13, 1984
15th time.

353.) Frank Zappa
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier
August 25, 1984
16th time.

354.) Frank Zappa
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier
August 26, 1984
17th time. Deathless Horsie was performed, my favorite FZ song.

355.) Missing Persons
Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
August 31, 1984
First Show. Terry's electronic drum set conked out on him.

356.) Missing Persons
Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
August 31, 1984
Second Show. This time Terry's electronic drum set did not conk out on him.

357.) Frank Zappa
Felt Forum
Halloween Show, October 31, 1984
First Show - 18th time seeing FZ

358.) Frank Zappa
Felt Forum
Halloween Show, October 31, 1984
Second Show - 19th time seeing FZ

359.) Frank Zappa
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 10, 1984
First Show - 20th

360.) Frank Zappa
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
November 10, 1984
Second Show - 21st time seeing FZ


361.) Deep Purple
The Meadowlands
March 25, 1985
2nd time.

362.) The Firm
Les Paul, as introduced by the band.
The Meadowlands
March 25, 1985

363.) The Happy Together Tour 85
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Tommy James
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier
July 16, 1985

364.) Nicolette Larson
Neil Young & the International Harvesters
Garden State Arts Center
September 9, 1985


365.) Hot Tuna
With Joey Vallentine on acoustic bass
Miller Time Concerts on the Pier.
August ???, 1986

366.) Cinderella
          David Lee Roth
          Madison Square Gardens, NYC
          October 4, 1986

367.) Youssou N'Dour
          Peter Gabriel
          Madison Square Gardens, NYC
          December 1, 1986

          I did not fall asleep fast enough during PG's performance.


368.) Del Fuegos
Georgia Satellites
Tom Petty & the Heart Breakers
Garden State Arts Center
July 11, 1987

369.) Grassroots
Herman's Hermits
Mark Lindsay
Flo & Eddie and the Turtles
Tommy James & the New Shondells
Garden State Arts Center
August 22, 1987

370.) T. N. T.
At the Felt Forum, MSG in NYC
August 28, 1987

Stryper was Christian Heavy Metal, tossing out Bibles into the crowd.

371.) David Bowie
With Peter Frampton as a member of his band.
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
September 1, 1987

372.) Little Stephen and His Disciples of Soul
Giants Stadium
September 14, 1987

2nd time - U2,
spoke briefly with Stephen who just so happened to be at the outdoor concession stands.

373.) Pink Floyd
October 12, 1987

2nd time, the band still had those pig balloons from a previous tour.
Just not the same without Roger.

374.) Fairport Convention
Jethro Tull
November 22, 1987
3rd time - JT


375.) P. D. Q. Bach
Peter Schickele and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
With Amy Kaiser conducting the orchestra, or at the very least attempting to.
The Ritz Theater, Elizabeth, New Jersey
January 10, 1988

376.) Sting
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
February 3, 1988

Forced to go, thus missing a Zappa show at the Beacon.
To this very day Matty still has the extra ticket, very close to the stage.
The three women that I went with were fukkin' pains.
Donna, Debbie and Nina Hard Body being the biggest jerk off of them all.
Our seats were on the floor, all the way in the back.
I ended up walking out, but during the encore.
Next time I will be much more diligent in my efforts.

377.) Frank Zappa
Beacon Theatre, NYC
February 5, 1988
FZ - 22nd.

378.) Frank Zappa
Beacon Theatre, NYC
February 6, 1988
FZ - 23nd.

Frank brought out onstage all his children, with the youngest doing a cartwheel across the stage.

379.) Frank Zappa
Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
February 12, 1988
FZ - 24th

380.) Frank Zappa
Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
February 20, 1988
FZ - 25th

Having learned my lesson I knew how to handle going to this show.
I left a message on the answering machine for Debbie that I was going to the show.
Three travelers by fossil fueled device, the Caveman, Don Knotts and the Leprechaun.

381.) Frank Zappa
Mulhenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
March 19, 1988
FZ - 26th

Almost got to assist with the loading of the band's equipment.

382.) Frank Zappa
Rothman Center, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, New Jersey
March 20, 1988
FZ - 27th

The fukkin madness continues. I was at one point pushing for the Cleveland, Ohio performance.
There were no takers.

383.) Frank Zappa
with Dweezil Zappa, Eric Butz
Nassau Collllisseum, Long Island
March 24, 1988

FZ - 28th, this was the last show in America before heading off to Europe.
The band broke up in Europe all because of the drummer fighting with the bassist.
Never coming back to the states for the final leg of the bands' tour.
By this time the band was performing a ballet and two orchestra pieces.
It was a wonderful experience to watch this band grow musically.
A sad note. Matty & I had a quest as to which of us would see more Zappa performances than the other.
One day while he was gardening I walked up to him and said, "Well it looks like that I won".
I did not say it in a mean way, for Frank Zappa had passed away.
About two years later Matty formed a band called Dog Breath.
"Dog Breath is Better than No Breath at all".
I was asked to join, my contribution being Big Leg Emma.
There are about 40 hours of rehearsals on video tape.
We played one show in Carteret on a Good Friday, then broke up.
Later a reunion, at place in Highland Park.
An unforgettable performance with puke to go, all on secret video tape.

384.) Monsters of Rock Tour
Kingdom Come
Van Halen
Giants Stadium
June 26, 1988

Went with Don Knotts, arriving to hear the final strains of Guns & Roses.
During the Scorpions performance I learned a lesson.
That the seats around row #23 in the first level above the field are in a "Drop Zone".
Being that anything tossed from the upper seats are going to land in this area.
Which is exactly what happened.
I was in lower heaven when a used condom from upper heaven landed next to me.
I saw someone in the front of the upper tier dump their vanilla shake onto those below.
A wave of trash being dumped from above ensued, from one end of the stadium to the other.
People below were running from their seats for cover.
Then the used condom was picked up with a paper wrapper around then tossed that overboard.
But I did hold onto a glass beer bottle from going overboard.

385.) Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook
Rare Earth
Guess Who (only the singer was once a member of the original band.)
Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad
Bachman Turner Overdrive
at some College located in Brooklyn
July 21, 1988

BTO - all original lineup, a real treat for us all. Free Show.
Was supposed to be at some field, but due to rains held at a college.
Would anyone know where ???
A local elected official hosted these shows.

386.) Deep Purple
Giants Stadium
August 16, 1988

DP - 3rd, A - 4th

387.) Joe Satriani
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
Pier 86, NYC
August 20, 1988

388.) Santana
Pier 86, NYC
September ?, 1988


389.) Crystal Gayle and Band
with Blue Jay, sister Peggy Sue, and her kids.
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, NJ
June 28, 1989

390.) The Who
Giants Stadium
June 30th, 1989

391.) The Who
Giants Stadium
July 2, 1989

392.) Ringo Starr & his All Star Band
Featuring Dr. John, Billy Preston, Rick Danko, Joe Walsh
Nils Lofgren, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner & Clarence Clemons.
With special guests - Bruce Springsteen, Ray Bittan
Max Weinberg, John Candy and Zack Starr.
Garden State Arts Center
??? 1989

Does anyone know just when ???

393.) Savoy Brown
Ice Nine, Matrix
Woodstock 20th Anniversary Concert, Bethel, New York
August 19, 1989

These concerts were a well kept secret, and free as well.
I knew about them, because my parents lived in the area, 14.2 miles away to be exact.
Mom would say to come visit them first. But the site was 14.2 miles before them.
I went to the show, got all muddied and went visiting to give mom a big hug.

394.) Bo Diddley & the Joe Satten Band
Central Park Band Shell
September 2, 1989
Free Show

395.) Living Colour
Mars & Mars African Dance Troupe
Rolling Stones
Shea Stadium, NYC
October 25, 1989

Seats in the field, kind of close to the stage.

396.) Grateful Dead
Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
October 25, 1989

397.) Living Colour
Mars & Mars African Dance Troupe
Rolling Stones
Shea Stadium, NYC
October 26, 1989

Seats in the stands.
Did you know that the stadium has shock absorbers built into it ???

398.) Hungerthon Benefit at the United Nations
David Bromberg & Band, Graham Parker, Ten Years After, Southside Johnny
Graham Nash introducing Jack & Jorma of Hot Tuna, and Ricki Lee Jones
United Nations, NYC
November 18, 1989

399.) Paul McCartney
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
December 16, 1989

400.) Whitesnake
With Steve Vai on lead guitar.
Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY
February 16, 1990

401.) Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe
Madison Square Gardens, NYC
March 23, 1990

402.) Earth Day Festival
John Eddie
Southside Johnnie & the Jimmy Vivino Band
Joe Walsh
Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians
Hall & Oates
Liberty State Park, Jersey City
April 22, 1990 - Free Show

I think we booed the Governor Florio, does anyone remember anything.

403.) Kim & Reggie Harris
Don McLean with John La Padding
Union County Arts Center
May 19, 1990

404.) Incredible Casuals
Paul Revere & the Raiders
with special guest Keith Allison on guitar
The Lone Star Road House, New York City
June 8, 1990

This was the Raiders first ever performance in New York City, ever.
I got a few guitar picks and Keith Allison's autograph.

405.) Blackfoot
Ten years After
Waterloo Village, NJ
June 29, 1990

2nd time for Nazareth, third for TYA, 4th for Alvin lee.
I could not stand at all for TYA and Matty mocks me to this day for that.

406.) David Byrne & Rei Momo
Featuring Milton Cardona & Margareth Menezes
Central Park Summer Stage
July 4, 1991 - Free Show

407.) Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble
Joe Cocker
Garden State Art Center, Holmdel, NJ
July 7, 1990

The 5th and the last time seeing Stevie.
This time he had a keyboardist.
Went to the show with The Beast.

408.) Joe Satriani
David Bowie
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
July 29, 1990

Adrian Belew was in Bowie's band.
First Set - Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel, Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Life on Mars, Take it to the Heart, guitar solo,
Stay, Blue Jeans, and Let's Dance. Then a short intermission.
Second Set - Sound & Vision, Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, China Girl, Station to Station, Young American,
Suffragette City, and Fame 90.
Encores - Changes, Panic in Detroit and White Light.

Joe's band performed - I Believe and But I Like It, plus others instrumentals as well as a harmonica solo.

409.) Robert Fripp & His League of Crafty Guitarists
Central Park Summer Stage, NYC - Free
August 4, 1990

The band was mostly students from his guitar class.

410.) John Mayall's Blues Breakers
with Freebo on bass.
Asbury Park beach, sponsored by WNEW-FM - Free
August 5, 1990

411.) Bruce Hornsby
Red House
Dave Bearwall
Asbury Park Beach - Free
September 1, 1990

412.) Yes Reunion Tour
Meadowland Arena
April 14, 1991 - Sunday

413.) John Eddie
David Sharp & His Earth Day Barn Stormers
Julie Gold
Eddie Brigatti's Rascals w/ David Brigatti
South Side Johnnie with the Jimmy Vivino Band
w/ Harvey Brooks on bass and Max Weinberg on drums.
Joe Walsh with Rick the bass player.
Flo & Eddie
Garden State Arts Center
April 21, 1991

414.) Dweezil Zappa
w/ Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes & Ahmet Zappa
Fast Lane, Asbury Park, New Jersey
May 25, 1991

At the end of the show I did talk with Gail Zappa about stuff.

415.) The Lost
The Bodeans
WNEW-FM Concerts on the Beach - Asbury Park
May 26, 1991 - Free

416.) Birdland
The Fast Lane, Asbury Park
July 10, 1991

417.) Lolapalooza Tour
Rollins Band (Henry Rollins)
Butthole Surfers
Nine Inch Nails
Ice Tea & Body Count
Living Colour
Souixie & the Banshees
Janes Addiction
At Waterloo Village
August 14, 1991

This was show #2, Souixie was not show #1.
Was up close to the stage.
Body Count performed the infamous Cop Killer.
A song that I never heard the likes of ever.

418.) Paul Simon
Central Park, NYC - Free Show
August 15, 1991

PS - 3rd time seeing.

419.) Grateful Dead
w/ Vince from The Tubes on keyboards.
Madison Square gardens, NYC
September 16, 1991

420.) Candy Skins
Beacon Theatre, NYC
October 17, 1991

421.) Zappa's Universe
Orchestra of Our Time
w/ Paul Sperry, Milagro Vargas, Joel Thome
Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Mats Oberg, Morgan Agren
Persuasions, Rockapella, Maureen McNalley, Lorin Hollander
Dale Bozzio, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa & Glen Buxton
The Ritz - NYC
November 7, 1991

A bunch of us bought tickets and real excellent seats.
On my left was Kenny the keyboard / drummer for Dogbreath.
On my right was some rich old woman.
At one part of the performance, during an orchestra piece written by Frank Zappa,
the woman asks me what the name of the song being performed was.
I motioned that I did not know but that I will find out.
So I asked Kenny just what was the name of the song.
Kenny said, "I Promise Not to Cum in Your Mouth".
I said to the woman, "I Promise Not to Cum in Your Mouth".
She replied, "Oh." "Thank You".

422.) Zappa's Universe
Orchestra of Our Time
w/ Paul Sperry, Milagro Vargas, Joel Thome, Warren DiMartini
Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Mats Oberg, Morgan Agren
Persuasions, Rockapella, Maureen McNalley, Lorin Hollander
Dale Bozzio, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa & Glen Buxton
The Ritz - NYC
November 9, 1991

423.) Zappa's Universe
Orchestra of Our Time
w/ Paul Sperry, Milagro Vargas, Joel Thome, Warren DiMartini
Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Mats Oberg, Morgan Agren
Persuasions, Rockapella, Maureen McNalley, Lorin Hollander
Dale Bozzio, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa & Glen Buxton
Penn Gillette and Denny Walley
The Ritz - NYC
November 10, 1991

After the show I did talk with Denny Walley, about his slide guitar.

424.) Luna Chicks
The Ritz - NYC
December 29, 1991


425.) Judy Bats
Matthew Sweet
Robin Hitchcock & the Egyptians
The Ritz - NYC
February 7, 1992

426.) Wonderstuff
Souixie & the Banshees
Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, New Jersey
February 21, 1992

427.) Uncle Green
Matthew Sweet
Fast Lane II, Asbury Park, New Jersey
April 4, 1992

428.) Blind Melon
B. A. D. II
The Ritz - NYC
April 21, 1992

B. A. D. II was someone from the Clash
They had a lot of pre-recorded audio pieces as part of the show.
In other words, they sucked.

429.) Kracker
Stray Cats
Asbury Park Beach
April 23, 1992

Of the Smithereens -
Was this the first time I was seeing ex-school mates of mine ???

430.) Genesis
Giants Stadium
June 3, 1992

2nd time, this time I did not walk out.

431.) Weird Al Yankovic
Ritz - NYC
July 11, 1992

3rd time seeing.

432.) Material Issue
w/ special appearance by Jim Babjak of the Smithereens
At the Club House, Plainfield, New Jersey

Apparently I did not write down the date.
The floor sagged and in the middle looked like piss / beer had gathered.

433.) U. 2.
Giants Stadium
August 11, 1992

3rd time seeing,
After the show was the infamous "hair-pulling" incident,
while driving to a turnpike toll booth.

000.) August 15, 1992, on a farm 20 miles above Bethel, New York.

This is not a concert, but maybe worth mentioning.
Every year about this time the Rainbow Family would host Woodstock reunions at their farm,
or at the concert site across the street. This time of the year would be of a pilgrimage for me.
Just to visit my parents and to get all muddied and everything. Though this was an exception.
The woman who owned the concert site decided that this year there would be no reunion concert.
She had in place two bulldozers in such a manner that blocked the road leading to the site.
Later that evening we would learn that the two dozers would later be torched.
Instead the Rainbow Family hosted the concert at a farm somewhere north of Bethel, not to far.
No one famous that I know of showed up, but it was opened to all.
After opening the show with three songs, Blue Suede Shoes being the third,
the host opened it up to those in attendance that early morning.
Me being the first to go on stage from those just waking up.
Strapping on the guitar I told him that I only have one song. He said that I have more.
No, I only have one. I introduced myself, explained that I could not find my written speech.
About environmental injustices and all that, this all while playing the intro to the song.
( A song that I promised that I would never take credit for writing.
A song that took almost twenty years to get done, through re-writes.
A song started out on an August 1974 day, while threatening to jump for joy,
while standing atop the roof of Dick Stewart's Chevy Impala.
I played it once on cable TV as a filler for my old environmental program, entitled -
The Union County Solid Waste TV Program.
Yes I had a video camera at the concert rolling for this one.
Maybe one day I will provide the lyrics, it is a traditional, cannot be copy righted.
I had promised that no money would ever be made from it.
It's basically a blues pattern, getting high, red-hot women, driving and it has in it -
part of the postman's motto in it to boot. But I digress. )

I said what I had to say, sang the song to about 500 in attendance and that was that.
Later those in attendance would tell me that I was the best thing that happened to this concert.

434.) The Marvels
The Whirling Dervishes
Fast Lane II, Asbury Park, New Jersey
September 4, 1992

435.) Dramarama
Fast Lane II
September 5, 1992

436.) Susan Rhattigan & the Uptown Horns
The New Riders of the Purple Sage ( a trio this time )
Al Kooper with Jimmy Vivino
Marty Balin
Roger McGuinn
Jefferson Starship Next Generation
w/ Papa John Creach
Central Park, NYC
September 12, 1992 ?

437.) Mucky Pup
Carter & the Unstoppable Sex Machine
Stone Pony
October ?, 1992

C & USS was two guitarists and some sound device.
This was Matty's idea to go, of course I walked out.

438.) Smithereens
Kenny's Castaways, NYC
December ?, 1992

2nd time.


439.) Spinners
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New jersey
January 16, 1993

440.) Zappa's Universe
Avery Fisher hall
February 28, 1993

Have not been here in awhile.
Linda the home town model was at this performance.

441.) Black 49
Jorma Kaukonen
Asbury Park Beach - Free Show sponsored by WNEW-FM
May 29, 1993

During B49 I was holding up a sign
Of another radio station that played the band a lot, and first.
DJ Pat St. John confronted and was pissed off at me.
So What !!!

442.) Whirling Dervishes
Stone Pony, Asbury Park
June 18, 1993

443.) Concerts For the Environment
Hot House Flowers
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
Midnight Oil
Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
August 20, 1993

A free show to the environmentalists who volunteered their time,
To hand out literature at the end of the show.
Arranged by Madeline Hoffman of the Grass Roots Environmental Organization.

444.) Blind Melon
Neil Young & Booker T. & the M. G. 's
Garden State Arts Center (PNC)
August 22, 1993


445.) Melanie
Bethel 94 Summer of Love
New York State at the site of the Woodstock Concert
August 16, 1994

446.) Kings X
Sheryl Crow
Collective Soul
Candle Box
Woodstock II
August 19, 1994 - Friday Show

447.) Joe Cocker
Youssou N' Dour
The Band with Roger McGuinn
Hot Tuna with Jorma & Jack
Bruce Hornsby with Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman
Salt "N" Pepa
Woodstock II
August 20, 1994 - Saturday

Walked out on Aerosmith when it started raining.
Steve was up there, top hat and all screaming away while we froze, got all wet and froze some more.
New York State Police would not allow us back for the Sunday show

I will write about this in detail, all the legal stuff and all
Even the stuff about the asshole promoter Scher
And of how I almost fucked him legally
I have the documents to prove it
That is until that asswipe Spitzer got elected
Just remind me - Thanks


448.) David Peal
Woodstock 26th Anniversary
August 12, 1995 - Free

The infamous Pie Man was there, I do have photos.
(I just think that it sucks with the amount of time between concerts, for me.)

449.) The Nixons
The Toadies
We Care About New York, Inc. Celebration Block Party
Madison & 46th. Street, sponsored by Q 104.3FM
August 27, 1995 - Free Show

450.) Nine Inch Nails
David Bowie
Meadowlands Arena
September 27, 1995


451.) Four Bitchin Babes ; featuring.....
Debi Smith
Sally Fingerett
Camille West
Megan McDonough
At the Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, New Jersey
May 31, 1996


452.) Richie Havens
At Mount Tabor Tabernacle
???? 1997

453.) Grand Funk Rail Road
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey
Halloween, 1997


454.) Four Bitchin Babes ; featuring. ......
Debi Smith
Sally Fingerett
Camille West
Megan McDonough
Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair
March 13, 1998 - full moon that evening.

455.) Judy Collins
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
March 28, 1998

JC - 3rd time seeing.

456.) Arlo Guthrie
with his son Abe Guthrie
Mount Tabor, New Jersey
June 6, 1998

Outside the venue, at the church that seats about 400 there were vending tables set up.
I knew the promoter of the show through an acquaintance at the time.
Aside from the ticket booth, soda and chips stand run by the locals,
there was the t-shirt, CD, bumpers stickers and seeds being sold by Arlo's people.
Now this church is next to a park, surrounded by the old style homes around it.
I look at a t-shirt, of the Great Litter Bug Incident.
It has on it the red micro van, the route taken to dump the garbage and all that.
I look at the shirt and say "So He Was a Litterbug, I Bust Litterbugs for a Living, I". ...
I never did get to finish what I was saying, because. ..........
I look up and there about ten feet away is Arlo Guthrie.
He's all standing there, looking up, making like he never heard me, ( la la la.)
Quite comical but I was almost embarrassed.
As he was going into the venue I did get to say something that I never meant it like that.
He indicated that he knew that I did not mean it that way.

Now ladies and gentlemen, when one attends an Arlo Guthrie concert. ......
there is absolutely no guarantee that he will perform the song that he's most noted for.
For Alice's Restaurant is a quite rather long song, it's not even guaranteed that Arlo,
will even perform it at on of his Thanksgiving Holiday concerts at Carnegie Hall.

Well readers, Arlo did perform the song much to our little audience's delight.
Then the promoter and a few others credited me and my gaff with being the reason.
For Alice's Restaurant was not on the set list.
Arlo just wound up being in the mood to give us all a treat.
Thanks Arlo if you ever get to read this.

457.) 9 Days
Gov't Mule
Blue Oyster Cult
W. D. H. A. F. M. sponsored event at Echo lake Park, Mountainside, New Jersey
June 28, 1998

Met up with Ernie M. there. Took photos of him with Warren Haynes and the bassist,
of G. M. Then published the photos in the Elizabeth Reporter.
That's a local paper that I doing work with.
BOE - 2nd time.

458.) A Day in the Garden
Richie Havens
Lou Reed
Joni Mitchell
Pete Townsend
w/ Taj Mahall, and the Soul Station Gospel Choir.
Bethel, New York
August 15, 1998

This was a show at the original Woodstock Concert site,
sponsored by the new owner of the property.
The show ended with Pete and the SSG Choir doing excerpts from Tommy.
This was a very brief tour for his new band he mentioned, about four shows in all.

459.) Jersey Jazz by the Lake
Cecil Brooks II
Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers w/ Rick James of the Village People.
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra.
Nomahegan Park, Cranford, New Jersey
September 12, 1998, Saturday - Free Show

Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Lionel was brought to the stage by golf cart.
The man was slow, but he sure wanted to swing all night.
Near the end the lights were dimming on him on purpose,
but he just kept on going and going much like the Energizer Bunny.

460.) Jersey Jazz by the Lake
Hudson River Rats
Quartet Indigo with Regina Carter
Bernard Purdie All Stars with Jimmy McGriff,
& Jerry Germant, John Isley, Pancho Morales.
Cornell Dupree
David "Fat Head" Newman
Nomahegan Park, Cranford, New Jersey
September 13, 1998, Sunday - Free Show

David had to have me take a photo of him with Bernard and send it to him.
Of course I did, even published it in the Elizabeth Reporter.

461.) Lucy Kaplansky
Roger McGuinn
At the Tabernacle, Mt. Tabor, New Jersey
October 2, 1998

$22.50, General Admission, Seat 186

462.) Arlo Guthrie
with Tao Rodriquez
Sarah Guthrie
Abe Guthrie
Pete Seeger
Carnegie Hall, NYC
November 27, 1998

I thought that I was in the loge, but I was directed downstairs.
Then I was told to go through this door near the stage.
Then I was led up front much to my amazement.
I had two front row, almost center stage, just slightly to the left, seats.
I was apologizing jokingly to my friend that they were not exactly center.
But we did have Arlo right in front of us.
This was the 4th time that I was seeing Arlo perform.

463.) John Hall
Richie Havens
At the Tabernacle, Mt. Tabor, New Jersey
May 1, 1999 - Saturday

John - 2nd time, Richie - 3rd time
Ticket - $22.50 – General Admission – Seat 332
Got to tell John Hall of seeing him onstage with the Allman Brothers at MSG

464.) Skanatra
Joan Jett & the Black Hearts
Hoboken Street Fair - Free Show
May 2, 1999

Skanatra performs Frank Sinatra classics with a Ska type beat.

465.) New Jersey Arts & Music Festival
La Bamba & the Hub Caps
The Samples
Booker T. & the M. G.'s
Beau Jacque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers
Dr. John
Kate Campbell
Geno Delafrose
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Freedy Johnston
The Temptations
Out front the Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey
June 5, 1999

466.) New Jersey Arts & Music Festival
Joe Grushecky
Cry, Cry, Cry with Lucy Kaplansky
John Sebastian
Violent Femmes
Koko Taylor & her Blues Machine
Los Lobos
John Hammond
Neville Brothers
Great Big Sea
Out front the Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey
June 6, 1999

Told J. Sebastian that I got his harmonica that he threw out at a Dr. Pepper show.

467.) Carl Weatherby
Robert Lockwood Jr. & his Big Band
Blues Festival, Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield
July 4, 1999 - Free Show

Robert is allegedly the illegitimate son of Robert Johnson

468.) Gary Pucket
Union County Concerts in the Park, Echo Lake Park, Mountainside
July 7, 1999 - Free Show - Wednesday Night

469.) A Day in the Garden
Country Joe McDonald with David Cohen
Melanie with family & the Soul Saving Mass Choir
Leslie West
Arlo Guthrie
Garth Hudson & Rick Danko
Richie Havens
C. P. R. with David Crosby and son.
Johnny Winter
Bethel, New York
August 15, 1999

There was a rumor that if any performer here went to the rival show of the Rainbow Family,
that they would not be paid for their performance.
I think that is why Country Joe was upset.
He may have went anyway.
Melanie was there with her entire family and others on stage.
She had the balls to open her show with Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze.
Tho' a bit more acoustic as she belted it out on her big white hollow body guitar.
It did blow us all away and we of course showed our appreciation.
The choir came out in full force for Lay Down the Candles.
Arlo seemed rather annoyed that he too was being threatened about performing next door.
I forgot his name, but David's son was the one he never knew he had.
The concert ended with Johnny Winter's Guitar Johnny.

470.) Jersey Jazz by the Lake
Lenny Roberts & the Crossroads Trio
Dianne Moser's Big band
Blunt Force
Groupo Yuri
The Ed Palermo Big Band
Echo lake Park, Mountainside
September 19, 1999 - Free - Sunday

471.) Jersey Jazz by the Lake
The Atomic Fireballs
Russell Gunn & Ethno Musicology
The Alan Pasqua Trio
with John Patituci and Peter Erskine
The Duke Ellington Orchestra
conducted by Paul Mercer Ellington
Echo lake Park, Mountainside
September 18, 1999 - Free - Saturday

472.) Christine Lavin
with son Bo.
At the Tabernacle, Mt. tabor, New Jersey
October 10, 1999

Christine was an original member of the Four Bitchin babes.
Along with acoustical favorites, Christine tried some experimental electronic material.
At one point during Melanie's performance audience members were making requests.
Then came a lull, nothing, and a voice called out for "Purple Haze".
( Guess Who ??? ) ( One guess only )
A couple smirks, comments such as she'll never play that.
Melanie looks at her son, he looks at her, they turn around and...
and Blew Us Away.
Later when she was signing things I asked Melanie she played Purple Haze.
"Because You asked for it".

473.) New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
with the 170 member Westminster Choir
performing Dvorak's Requiem
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey
October 15, 1999

474.) Heather ( !, replacement performer.)
Vance Gilbert
Graham Parker
At the Tabernacle, Mt. Tabor, New Jersey
October 15, 1999

GP - 2nd time

475.) Phil Lesh & Friends
Bob Dylan
with guest guitarist Charlie Sexton
Continental Airline Arena, Meadowlands
November 13, 1999

476.) Arlo Guthrie
Sarah Lee Guthrie
Abe Guthrie
Tao Rodriquez
Carnegie hall, NYC
November 27, 1999

477.) Bobby Blue Bland & his Orchestra
B. B. King & his Orchestra
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
December 11, 1999


478.) Jeffrey Gaines
Bacon Brothers
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
February 4, 2000

479.) The Allman Brothers Band
Beacon Theatre, NYC
March 17, 2000

Me & Karen went and got seats in the back of the orchestra, seated next to another couple.
While I and his old lady basically danced all night, those who we went with remained like wallflowers.

480.) John Sebastian
Jorma Kaukonen
with Michael Falzarano and Pete Seard
At the Tabernacle, Mount Tabor, New Jersey
April 8, 2000

481.) Three Dog Night
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
April 15, 2000

2nd time, this time only two original lead singers. No Chuck Negron.

482.) Seeking Homer
Ska Na Tra
Ronnie Spector
with Joey Ramone waiting in the wings.
Patti Smith
Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
May 7, 2000

2nd - Ska Na Tra, a Frank Sinatra / ska tribute band.
3rd time - Patti Smith
A descriptive image of Joey Ramone would be of looking like a snake that just ate something whole.

483.) Ringo Starr & Friends
          with Eric Carmen, Dave Edmunds
          Simon Kirke, Jack Bruce and others.
          State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
          May 24, 2000

  Set List - It Don't Come Easy, Act Naturally, Hungry Eyes - Eric, I Hear You Knocking - Dave w/
   Jack on piano and Eric on bass and Dave on a Les Paul, Shooting Star - Simon,
  I Wanna Be Your Man, Love Me Do, Yellow Submarine, To The End - Eric,
   Go All The Way - Eric, I'm The Greatest, No No Song, Back Off Boogaloo, I Feel Free - Jack,
 All Right Now - Simon, Boys, I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock and Roll - Dave,
  White Room - Jack, All By Myself - Eric, Photograph.
 The Encore - You're 16 and With A Little Help From My Friends ...
484.) Un - American
          The Who
                          with Zak Starkey on drums.
           PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
           July 1, 2000

           3rd - Who

485.)  Young Dubliners
           Jethro Tull
           New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey
           July 17, 2000

4th - JT, At the beginning of the show some guy was playing with a laser type pen light.
Pointing it onto the stage in the first song Ian threatened to beat up whoever it was doing that.

486.)  Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
          Union County Concerts in the Park, Cranford High School
           Held at the school due to the rains.
          July 19, 2000

2nd time.

487.) Brian Wilson
          and; the Pet Sounds Symphony Orchestra
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
September 9, 2000

          Met up with Bucky from work, and his wife at the show.
Bucky was at one time a drummer for a band that recorded a few albums, later toured Europe.

488.) Jive Five Minus Two
         Vance Gilbert
         At the Minstrel Coffee House, in Essex County somewhere near the reservation.
         September 15, 2000

489.)  Sam Butera ( of the Louis Prima Band.)
           Carl Weathersby
           Morris Nanton Trio
           Sonny Rollins
           Jersey Jazz by the Lake
           September 16, 2000, Saturday

490.) Ed Palermo Big Band
          featuring Rob Paparozzi
          Caribbean Jazz Project, featuring Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin & Steve Kahn.
          John Pizzarelli Trio with Ray Kennedy on bass.
          Jersey Jazz by the Lake, Nomahegan Park, Cranford, New Jersey
          September 17, 2000, Sunday

                                   Tim Conway and Don Knotts
                                         with Louise D"uart
                           State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
                             Saturday 7:30 pm, September 23rd, 2000

491.)  Un-American
          Wall Flower
          The Who
          Madison Square Gardens, NYC
          October 6, 2000

492.) Stanley Jordan
         The Cross Roads in Garwood, New Jersey
         October 7, 2000

         Apparently Stanley likes this place and will perform solo on various occasions

493.)  Donovan
          At the Tabernacle, Mount Tabor, New Jersey
          November 4, 2000

This was the only performance of his for a tour of North America

494.) Rockapella
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
October 22, 2000


495.) Harry Belafonte
Benefit Gala Honoring Senator Jack Sinagra
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
March 17, 2001

I have always wanted to see the man perform, though this is actually the second time I'm seeing him.
Ever since I heard that the Banana Boat Song was released on the very exact day that I was born.
Two people from where I worked at the time went to this performance. One being me.
The other being the Guest of Honor Jack Sinagra. Who was and still is the Executive Vice President.
On a whim I purchased two tickets the day before, in the 11th row on the aisle from the stage.
Without telling her where we were going I told Sue to get dressed up.
After the show she told me that she would have gotten more dressed up.
That is because mostly everyone was in suits and gowns.
The old woman sitting next to Sue was in diamonds and a mink stole.
The two of them chit-chatted quite a bit.

( to be continued. )

496.) Maureen McGovern
John Pizzarelli Trio
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
April 7, 2001

497.) Willie Nelson and Family
Union County Arts Center.
7 rows from stage.
April 13, 2001, Good Friday

498.) Alvin Madison
Steve Forbert
with Gary ???
Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ
April 21, 2001

499.) Willie Nelson and Family
          Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey
          April 29, 2001

500.) Skanatra
          Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
          Hoboken Art and Music Festival, Hoboken, NJ
           May 6, 2001

501.) Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack
           Eric Clapton
              with Billy Preston, David Sancious
                      and Andy Fairweatherlow.
                    Madison Square Garden
                       June 22, 2001

502.) Clarence Clemons
          Bruce Springsteen
          Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey
          September 1, 2001, Saturday Afternoon Show

       Of the four shows performed, this was the one Bruce appeared at.

503.) Smithereens
          Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey
           September 29, 2001, Saturday

504.) Herman Hermits
         Hoboken, October 2001
         A light steady drizzle all day, Richie Havens could not make the show.
         What a snob that Peter Noone is !!!

505.) Arlo Guthrie
         Union County Arts Center, Rahway
         October 20, 2001, Saturday

506.) Grandmothers of Invention
Project Object
Irving Plaza, N.Y.C.
October 31, 2001

507.) Kenny Rogers
Union County Arts Center, Rahway
November 16, 2001, 6:30 show

508.) Arlo Guthrie,
Symphony Orchestra, Kitty West, Carnegie Hall, NYC
November 24, 2001

509.) B.B. King
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, NJ
December 14, 2001

510.) Ricky Skaggs with Kentucky Thunder
Union County Arts Center, Rahway
December 15, 2001

511.) Willie Nelson & Family
State Theatre in New Brunswick
January 19, 2002

512.) Doo Wop Night 1
Diamond Dave Somerville of the Diamonds
Walt Maddox’s Marcells
Shirley Alston Reeves.
Union County Arts Center
February 1, 2002, Friday

513.) James Brown.
B.B. King’s in New York City
February 2, 2002

Susan & I went because she knows James first wife; Bea.

514.) Crosby, Still, Nash & Young,
Tour of America, Madison Square Garden, NYC
February 22, 2002

515.) Joan Baez
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
March 1, 2002

516.) David Cassidy
Tropicana Casino and Resorts, Atlantic City
March 9, 2002

517.) Dave Brubeck Quartet
Union County Arts Center, Rahway
March 22nd, 2002, Friday

Dave kept on performing new pieces, 6 in all for us.
I surmised that he was testing it because he had a big upcoming engagement at Carnegie hall.

518.) The Monkees, Mickey Dolenz and Davey Jones.
At B.B. King’s Bar & Grille on 42nd Street, N.Y.C.
April 6, 2002, Saturday 8 p.m. show

519.) The Moody Blues
State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey
April 8, 2002

520.) Englebert Humperdinck
State Theatre, New Brunswick
April 25, 2002

521.) The Turtles with Flo and Eddie
B.B. Kings, New York City
April 26, 2002

522.) Peter Green’s Splinter Group
B.B. King Blues Club/Grill
April 30, 2002, Tuesday

Former member of Fleetwood Mac, Peter wrote Black Magic Woman.
Sat front table on left table, elbow on stage, to see all the finger action on their guitars.

523.) Ray Charles
Union County Arts Center, Rahway
May 2, 2002

524.) Village People
K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, May 28, 2002

Susan danced all night with Mayor Joe.

525.) Melanie,
Watchung Arts Center, Church, Watchung, N.J.
June 7th, 2002

526.) B.T. Express
Rhythm & Blues in the Park, Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, New Jersey
June 8, 2002

527.) Susan Lucci
On My Own, with an 18 piece orchestra.
Montclair State College
June 8, 2002

528.) Leon Redbone
Backed by a four piece band, 3 horns and one bass / horns
Free concert at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, New Jersey
July 14, 2002

During a quiet part between songs, I requested "Burgers & Bones"
The request is from a dog food commercial that he's done.
Leon looked towards my direction stating "I Don't Think So."

529.) Down
W. K. Andrew with Kelly Osbourne
Drowning Pool
P. O. D.
Rob Zombie
System of a Down
Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzfest, PNC Arts Center.
July 20, 2002

This was were I have a photo taken with Rob Zombie, telling him that my son went to school in Bradford, Mass.
That's the town that Rob is from. He's a very nice guy.
I asked him if he was going to KC & the Sunshine Band's (as performed by White Zombie),
"Boogie Man", Mr. Zombie retorted "No".

530.) Flo & Eddie and the Turtles
Free concert at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, New Jersey
July 21, 2002

531.) J.T. Taylor
         Patti Labelle
         Commerce Bank Stadium, Bridgewater, NJ
         July, 26, 2002

Patti actually had a pizza delivered to her on stage by some kid who had no clue what was up.

532.) Hall and Oates
         Free show at the Balloon Festival
          New Jersey
         July 27, 2002

533.) Barry Manilow
PNC (penis) Arts Center, Holmdel
August 3, 2002, Saturday

This show was being recorded live, so much that he performed a song a second time.
He made references purposely mispronouncing the name of the arts center

534.) Little Anthony & the Imperials
Woodbridge Library park, Woodbridge, New Jersey
August 5, 2002, Monday

Actually got all of their autographs.

535.) Yes
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
August 6, 2002

536.) The Shangrilas
Woodbridge Library Park, Woodbridge
August 12, 2002, Monday

537.) Green Dreams Vinyl
Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
August 17, 2002

538.) David Lee Roth
Sammy Hagar
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel
August 20, 2002, Tuesday, 7:30 pm

One could see that Roth was trying to outdo Hagar.

539.) Meatloaf & Friends
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
September 9, 2002

540.) Jersey Jazz By The Lake
Bobby Rodriguez
Cynthia Holiday
Roy Ayers
Alex Bugnon
Arturo Sandoval
Nomahegan Park, Cranford, New Jersey
September 21, 2002

541.) The 3rd Annual Doobies Awards
Black Moon
High On Fire
Sean Paul, Lettuce
Emcee - Joe Rogan
Guest - John Stewart
Jackie the Joke Man Martling,
Shannon McNally a guitarist from Govt. Mule.
New Riders of the Purple Sage
B. B. Kings, 14th Street, New York City
September 25, 2002, Wednesday

542.) The Nerds
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey
October 4, 2002

542.) Richard Barrone
At The Tabernacle, Mount Tabor, New Jersey
October 5, 2002

543.) Rock To The Rescue.
Lorenza Ponce, John Waite, Glen Burtnick, Survivor w/ Aaron Carter,
Mark Farner, Felix Cavaliere, Sam Moore, Big Pussy from the Soprano’s,
Styx, REO Speedwagon (acoustic & electric), Bad Company,
& Foreigner.
Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey
October 19, 2002 – Saturday
Ticket - $52.00
5:00 pm show

544.) Wynona Judd
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
October 26, 2002

545.) Alice Cooper
Beacon Theatre, NYC
October 29, 2002

546.) Neil Sedaka
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
November 9, 2002

547.) Tom Jones
Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sunday, November 18, 2002

Yes he is that big. At least that's what my wife says.

548.) Arlo Guthrie and Family
The Dillards
Prudential Hall, NJPAC, Friday, November 29, 2002

Many many years ago outside the Academy of Music on 14th St, NYC
I was asked by a WPLJ FM polltaker what was my favorite group.
The Dillards was my answer much to their stunned amazement as he jotted it in.


549.) The Smithereens
Eric Bazilian,
at B. B. Kings, 42nd St., NYC
Friday, January 17, 2003 8:00 pm

Thank you Jim for the reservatons.

550.) Mary Wilson
B.B. Kings, 14th Street, NYC
February 7, 2002, 1st show.

551.) Nancy Wilson
Diva , a 15 piece all-female orchestra.
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
February 28, 2003

552.) Marshall Tucker Band
B.B. King Blues Club / Grill, NYC
8 pm, Saturday, March 22, 2002

553.) John Hammond
Watchung Arts Center
March 29, 2003, Saturday

Showed him the new Guitar Player with an article about him.
That he did not even see yet and promptly autographed it for me.

554.) B. B. King
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New jersey
April 9, 2003, Wednesday. Front row seats.

Went with Sue, James Brown first wife and a friend of hers.

555.) Charo
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada
April 21, 2003

556.) Skanatra
Nancy Sinatra
with Clem Burke (Blondie) on drums
Hoboken Arts & Craft Street Fair, Hoboken, New Jersey
Sunday, May 4, 2003

557.) Etta James and a nine piece band.
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
May 21, 2003, Wednesday

558.) Boston
         An Evening with Boston, touring on the Corporate America album release.
         PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, Father’s Day, June 15, 2003
         15th row center seats, purchased at the window 10 minutes prior to show time.

559.) Stevie Winwood
         The Dead
         PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
         June 24, 2003

560.) John Eddie
         Willie Nelson and Family
         Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank NJ, 2nd row seats, June 26, 2003

561.) John Eddie
Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
July 4, 2003

562.) Chicago
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel
July 19, 2003

563.) John Eddie
Lisa Marie Presley
Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
July 20, 2003

          John was louder, Lisa’s volume was turned down

564.) Gato Barbieri
          Brookdale Park, Bloomfield
          July 25, 2003 Free concert

565.) Happenings
         Woodbridge Library Park, Woodbridge, NJ
         July 28, 2003

566.) American Idols On Tour
Continental Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
July 30, 2003

567.) Gary U.S. Bonds
Woodbridge Library park, Woodbridge, NJ
August 4, 2003

568.) Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, with Sharon Page
Woodbridge Library Park, Woodbridge, NJ
August 11, 2003

569.) Oz Fest, 2003
Shadows Fall
Voi Vod
Cradle of Filth
Marilyn Manson
Oz Fest, PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, N. J.
August 19, 2003

Ozzie pooped out on us, as this was the second show of two in a row.
Ozzie cannot do two shows in a row.
Korn performed an extended set.

570.) Jeff Golub
Nestor Torres
Chris Botti
Oleta Adams
Jersey Jazz By The Lake, Echo Lake Park
September 20, 2003

571.) 106.7 Lite fm presents – One Night With Lite
Sarah McLachlin
Simply Red
Rod Stewart
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
October 15, 2003

572.) Third Eye Blind
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
November 27, 2003

This was a cleansing for me as we had just left the Alabama Theatre across the parking lot.
There Nick, Sue & I had attended their Holiday Show.
My mother got us the tickets and so we went.
But had to get it out of our systems and I could not care less who was at the H. O. B.
Sue knew of the headliner, that was enough for me.

573.) Bacon Brothers
Morristown Community Theatre, Morristown, New Jersey
December 13, 2003 Saturday


574.) Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely & Guy Clark
NJPAC, Prudential Hall, Newark, New Jersey
January 31, 2004 Saturday

575.) Doo Wop Reunion 5
Lou Christrie
Johnny (Santo & Johnnie)
Emil Stucchio & the Classics
Union County Arts Center, Rahway
February 21, 2004 Saturday

576.) Randy Stonehill
Phil Keaggy
Evangel Church, Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
February 28, 2004

577.) Glen Burtnick
Ian Hunter and his Rant Band
B. B. Kings, New York City
March 1, 2004

Front row table

578.) Julio Iglesias
Ritz Theatre, Elizabeth
April 3, 2004

579.) Sweet Honey In The Rock
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey
April 17, 2004

580.) Clarence Carter
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
April 23, 2004

In town for mom's funeral.

581.) The Vogues
1910 Fruitgum Company
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
Friday May 7, 2004

582.) Paul Revere & the Raiders
Nancy Sinatra
Connie Stevens
Bill Medley
World War II Memorial Tribute, Washington, DC
May 30, 2004

583.) Valerie Adams and Dimension Band
Junior Walker’s All Stars
Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett
Blues by the Brook, Plainfield, New Jersey
June 12, 2004

584.) Silvertide
Van Halen
Continental Arena, Tuesday June 22, 2004

So close that I shook the hand lead guitarist for Silvertide after their set.
Telling him that I don't know about the rest of the band but that I expect him to go far.

585.) Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Eric Clapton
Madison Square Garden, Tuesday June 29, 2004

586.) Ozz Fest
First Stage - Lamb of God, Hate Breed, Slipknot
Second Stage - Superjoint Ritual
Dimmu Borgir
Judas Priest
Black Sabbath
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, Friday July 16, 2004

587.) Rod Stewart
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
Wednesday, July 21, 2004

588.) Grand Funk Railroad
Balloon Festival, NJ
July 25, 2004

This version of the band had not Mark Farner, but two other guitarists.

589.) Robert Hunter
The Dead

PNC Arts Center
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

590.) Robert Hunter
The Dead
w/ Joan Osbourne

PNC Arts Center
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

591.) Gil Paris w/ John Paris at the Guitar Barbecue
Jennifer Glass
Levon Helm with the Barn Burners w/ Little Sammy Davis

Clearwater Festival, Asbury Park
Sunday August 22, 2004

Second time seeing Sammy. First time since some Woodstock show.

592.) Jersey Jazz by the Lake
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Roy Hardgrove
Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, New Jersey
Saturday, September 11, 2004

593.) Rahway Jazz Festival
Bucky Pizzarelli
Slide Hampton Orchestra
Dena DeRose
Warren Vache' Jr.
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
Sunday, October 10, 2004

594.) Arlo Guthrie
State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Thursday, November 11, 2004

595.) Smithereens
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, New Jersey
December 31 – January 1, 2005


596.) Bent Brother
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, New Jersey
Saturday, January 15, 2005

Bent Brother aka Twisted Sister without the makeup and other stuff.

597.) Lou Rawls
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
February 2005

598.) Jobonano and the Godsons of Soul
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals with special guests the Soul Survivors
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
Saturday February 26, 2005

599.) Allman Brothers Band
Beacon Theatre, New York City
Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Went with Nick who that day won two tickets at his job

600.) Project Object
Frank Zappa Tribute Band with Ike Willis & Napoleon Murphy Brock
Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Saturday, April 9, 2005

601.) Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Dylan ??? (opener )
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
Saturday, April 16, 2005

602.) Bob Dylan and His Band
Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Amos Lee (opener)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey
Tuesday, April 19, 2005

603.) McDonalds Gospel Fest 2005
Aretha Franklin
Donnie McClurkin
Cissy Houston
G-Fy-G, of East Orange
The Oracle
Renaissance Praise Dancers, of Newark
Second Baptist, Roselle, Praise Dance Ministry, of Roselle
At The Theatre at Madison Square Gardens, NYC
Friday, June 3, 2005

604.) Queensryche
Judas Priest
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel
Friday, June 10, 2005

605.) Jerry Jeff Walker
Nick Holmes
B. B. Kings, New York City
Thursday, June 16, 2005

Front row table, Jerry made note of my hat liking it.

606.) Streetlight Manifesto
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey
Saturday, June 18, 2005

A friend of Nick's is in the band.

607.) The Royal Wylds
Citizen Cope
Blind Boys of Alabama
Central Park Summer Stage, 20th Anniversary
Sunday, July 10, 2005

608.) American Idol Tour
Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Constantine Maroulis,
Anwar Robinson, Vonzell Solomon, Nadia Turner,
Nikko Smith, Scott Savol,
Jessica Sierra, Anthony Federov
Continental Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
July 22, 2005

609.) Loggins & Messina
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
July 23, 2005

Actually got up to front row cent, thanks to Charlie Wade.
My third time seeing Loggins & Messina.

610.) Leon Russell
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, New Jersey
Free Show
July 31, 2005

Leon's daughter is one of the backup singers.
Was able to get an autograph from Leon on a photo of my future home in South Carolina.

611.) Motley Crue
PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
$30.00 lawn seat
August 14, 2005

Went with Nick as this would be my last NJ show as a resident of the Garden State.

612.) Wayne Newton
Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
September 24, 2005

613.) A Dozen Furies
Devil Driver
At the House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
October 20, 2005 - free ticket given to me by Jake Blues.

A Review of the band names GWAR
The Nazi Priest came onstage with some individual, a believer of sorts who was promptly beheaded sometime during the opening song. The blood gushing forth from the recently beheaded individual was sprayed upon the audience with much delight. Then the Nazi Priest as cut up by two henchmen on stage. A few more songs and President Bush was brought on stage strapped to a gurney. He reminded us of his war on drugs, then his war on terrorism. Now he has a war on weather. He started to go on about Hurricane Katrina just then the henchmen started to disembowel him. One of which was trying to jump rope with the President's intestines tripping over them.
Vice-president Cheney came on stage saying "Out with the Bush and in with the Dick". Before he could go on any further he too was beheaded and the gushing blood was once more sprayed upon the eagerly waiting fans.
Before I go on let me say this, the blood and any other bodily fluid is just a dyed sugar water.
The band is actually doing a bit of humanitarian work raising millions of dollars for a charity. It's the Michael Jackson Sexual Endowment Fund and Michael himself came on stage with one of his babies. When asked to show everyone his new stuff, Michael opened his clothes to reveal that he has breasts and a penis enlargement to boot. Just that the attached penis part was a darker color that his own white self.
Later Sharon Osbourne came on stage with a miniature Ozzie under her arms. She was talking about "Clown Bands" like Kizz. Before she could go on the lead singer was already playing with her breast much to her delight and before they were chopped off thus spewing blood into the audience.
Sometime later a hunched creature came onstage with a trick or treat plastic pumpkin in claw. It was there for a while before a sword was thrust into its' upper jaw spewing green blood into the audience. This time I was hit, watching the trail of ooze come right at me. Later one of the strobe lights went on fire but was soon extinguish by a henchman.
Then the audience was calling out the name of the band's pet, a sort of mastodon creature. It too was killed and the green blood spewed everywhere. Later the lead's penis, oh I didn't mention this?. He has this rather large deformed dildo attached and it just spewed and spewed and spewed green fluids. Then a spewing machine was brought on stage and it spewed both red and green. The band GWAR is celebrating 20 years.

614.) The Buckinghams
Edwin McCain & Whisper
End of Summer Festival, North Myrtle Beach
October 22, 2005 free show

The Buckinghams have been together 40 years.
My 2nd time seeing them perform, the last being May 9, 1985

615.) House of Heroes
House of Blues, NMB, SC
November 4, 2005

Stryper - 2nd time, new bassist.
The band not wearing the usual black and yellow stripes.

616.) Tom Chapin & Friends
Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey
November 13, 2005, Sunday

In town for the League of Municipalities Conference, Atlantic City.
I was talking with Tom after the show and mentioned that I went to his brother’s last show.
He asked of when was it, as he was not sure. It was the Central Park performance.

617.) Tom Jones
House of Blues, NMB, SC
November 19, 2005
2nd time, but one never forgets their first time with Mr. Jones.

618.) Dolly Parton
         House of Blues, NMC, SC
              December 16, 2005


619.) Willie Nelson and Family
House 0f Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
February 21, 2006 Tuesday

620.) Flyleaf
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
March 2, 2006

A guitarist for Shinedown was not there due to his wife giving birth to a baby boy at 5 pm that day.

621.) Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Bob Weir & Rat Dog
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
March 17, 2006

The second show of the tour.

622.)  Cross Canadian Ragweed
          George Thorogood and the Destroyers
          House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
          March 19, 2006

          Last time seeing George - November 27, 1982

623.)   Bullet For My Valentine
            Lacuna Coil
             Rob Zombie

     Educated Horses Tour 2006
  House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
          March 24, 2006

Bullet For My Valentine - 4 man band, played 7:58 - 8pm, loud British metal.
Lacuna Coil - 6 piece band, male and female singer, two guitar, percussion problems, bassist problems as well.
In my opinion they could lose the girl, or make her stop her whining aka singing.
There were those in the audience crowd surfing.
Some chick DJ from 101.7 FM came on stage between sets and mumbled whatever it was.
Lights went down, Cover of the Rolling Stone was heard over the speakers.
Rob Zombie came onstage at 9:53 pm, three encores at 11:07 pm, over at 11:28 pm
While onstage it was madness. New guitarist, actually playing a Poison guitar lick, much to Rob's dislikes.

624.)  DJ Surge and some rapper.
          The Pussycat Dolls.
          At the House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
          Sponsored by The Source, 98.5 FM
          April 17, 2006

The show was suppose to start at 8:30, but was in progress before that with the DJ and the rapper.
The kids liked it, I went cuz I had extra money, otherwise I never would have went.
It was almost not worth it unless I needed to vindicate myself when stating. ...
That the Pussycat Dolls Suck !!!
The curtain closed on the rappers at 8:58 pm. Later a stagehand came out laying out set lists on the stage.
He got a couple of screams from the kids downstairs.
Upstairs there were some, but mainly adults and lots of lesbians.
Downstairs the kids noticed some star of an MTV show was in the control booth.
The Pussycat Dolls came onstage at 9:30 pm. No band, just a sound system.
The stage was basically a setting for a strip joint as the woman showed the audience what they got.
Songs included Don't you wish you're girlfriend was hot like me, Fever, and I don't need a man.
Three of them later changed into black and silver encrusted teddies.
They brought onstage three audience members to show us what they got.
They were David from London, a Courtney and an Allison the youngest and the overhaul winner.
At 10:04 pm the leader says that they're going to do one more song.
A special Myrtle Beach remix of Don't you wish you girlfriend was hot like me.
By 10:09 pm the band was off stage.
No calls for encores were heard.

625.) John Scofield Trio
Rivertown Jazz & Arts Festival, Conway, SC
May 6, 2006

626.) Michael Tolcher from Georgia
Blues Traveler

House of Blues
May 17, 2006

I actually may have fallen asleep during a portion of BT

627.) DB Bryant Band
David Allan Coe
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach
Saturday, May 20, 2006

David Allen Coe had three guitars, drums, no bass guitar. He cussed a whole lot all night.

628.) Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
Myrtle Beach Fun in the Sun Festival, by the Pavilion
June 3, 2006

I made it there after the heavy rains.
The band opened with Brown Eyed Girl, ended with Stay.
Then came the even heavier rains.

629.) Hat Trick Heroes
Robin Trower
House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach
June 21, 2006 Tuesday

Arrived just at 9pm, show time, never having my ticket scanned.
HTH from Tampa, Florida is a power trio of maybe the oldest being 23.
Their set list included - Where do they go, Led Zeppelin's Good Times Bad Times,
Don't stop a riot, and The electric Chair. A Gibson SG was used all throughout the performance.

Robin Trower started at 9:58 pm, with a bassist, drummer and a lead singer.
His set list list included Between the Ecstasy and the Madness, Hannah, What's your name,
Day of the Eagle, Bridge of Sighs, Victims of the Fury, Stitch in Time, Another time another place,
and A little bit of sympathy. Encores at 11:10 pm were Lady Luck and We Were Spellbound.
Over at 11:28 pm. There were other songs I cannot remember.
But I do remember that Robin played a Fender Stratocaster all throughout his performance,
and his extended guitar solos.

630.) B. B. King
The 80th Birthday Celebration Tour
House of Blues
June 23, 2006

Hung out two rows away from the stage with my son Chris, the second concert I've been to with him.
The first being a Pink Floyd concert a long time ago. Again HOB did not scan my ticket.

631.) Tom Constantin
Country Joe McDonald
Jefferson Starship
House of Blues
July 2, 2006

Two tickets for the price of one.
Tom is an original keyboardist from the Greatful Dead. He performed a part of Dark Star and other songs.
One song he did was the tune Wear Wolves of London with lyrics from a Bob Dylan song.
I and others were howling at the appropriate time in this somewhat strange song.
He also did Cotton Fields with a whole new set of lyrics about his Las Vegas upbringing.
Finishing his set with the theme to Sponge Bob Square Pants. I knew the response to this song.
Later Tom was on the dance floor and I said to him Hey it's Johnny Winters older brother.
As I thanked him for the Sponge Bob song. He replied Hey ya gotta get back to the basics.

Country Joe actually took a phone call on stage.

It also appears that Paul Kantner and the young woman lead singer got something going on.

632.) Huck John
         Ted Nugent
         House of Blues
         July 3, 2006

Ted is somewhat a Tool of the Republican Party. He did a lot of preaching on their behalf.
He bragged that he's been clean and sober for 57 years, yet we all can go ahead and drink.
Onstage on one side was an anti-aircraft machine gun, the other side a machine gun.
Then he showed us Old Betsy, another machine gun. Ted cussed a lot when talking Republican politics.
He would ask the audience; "Got any questions? Fuck you."
Last time he asked that question the audience went "Fuck You".
His power trio opened with the Star Spangled Banner.
Last song before the encore was Cat Scratch Fever, what mostly everyone was waiting for.
Some of us and others were waiting to get out of there.
A somewhat packed show for nearly two hours., six seats in the expensive pews were empty all evening.
Hey Ted, ya got any questions? FUCK YOU !!!

633.) Oak Ridge Boys
At the Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach
Friday, July 14, 2006 at 7:00 pm

Set List - Train Train, American Made, Long Song, No Short Way Home
Still Holdin' On, Old Time Lovin', Dream On, Saloon, Ozark, Leavin' La
Callin' Baton Rouge, Sail Away, The Home Stretch, Glorybound
Amazing Grace, You Don't Have To Go Home, Have a Talk With Jesus
Dream on Me, Heavens a Small Town, Closer to Home, Minivan
Did I Make a Difference, Kids, Elvira, Heaven Bound.

634.) Jeff Beck
House of Blues
September, 9, 2006

635.) Charlie Pride
Alabama Theatre
September 30, 2006 at 7:00 pm

636.) Little Big Town
At the Loris Bog-off
October 21, 2006

637.) The Buckinghams
The Endless Summer Festival, North Myrtle Beach
November 4, 2006

638.) As Fast As
House of Blues, NMB
Saturday, November 18, 2006

639.) Streetlight Manifesto
          Reel Big Fish
At the House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach
Thursday, November 30, 2006

    My son knows one of the horn players for Streetlight Manifesto.

640.) D. J. Jeffrey
The Dan Band
House of Blues, NMB, SC
Saturday, December 2, 2006

The Dan band actually performed Fernando and another ABBA song.

641.) Bloody Crack Down
the red chord
At the House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Friday, December 8, 2006


642.) Don Ho
Taimane Gardner
Jackie, and others.
At The Waikiki Beach Comber
Honolulu, Hawaii
Thursday, February 8, 2007

Uncle Don was funny, forgetting the lyrics to his own Tiny Bubbles.
Taimane is a future ukulele whiz.

643.) Taylor Hicks
The Grey Hounds (Just caught the last few minutes.)
At the House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
March 2, 2007

644.) The Oak Ridge Boys
At the Palace Theatre, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
March 3, 2007

645.) The Doobie Brothers

At the House of Blues, NMB, SC
March 9, 2007

646.) Paul Green's School of Rock
          Led Zep Again
          Georgia Satellites

At the Hard Rock Theme Park, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
April 18. 2007 Opening Day

I was patron number three at the event that was held in the morning.
I could have been #1, but I decided to let the two gay guys go first.
If you don't believe me, just ask John of the HRTP. I pestered him a lot.
The HRP photographer has photos of guests #1,2 & 4, but not #3.
This was a free show out in the parking lot near the crew entrance.

647.) Walls of Jericho

House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, S. C.
May 5, 2007 Saturday

Have Kittie’s autographs all over a CD from an earlier performance that day at a music store.

648.) The Surf City All Star Band
featuring - Al Jardine and David Marks of the Beach Boys
Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean
David Logeman of Frank Zappa (Tinseltown Rebellion)
Dan Raymond,

Free Concert - Mayfest on Main, North Myrtle Beach
May 12, 2007 Saturday

000.) Metal Legends Tribute Show
The Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
The Ozzie Osbourne Tribute Band

House of Blues
May 15, 2007 - Free Ticket given during Bike Week

649.) Swampdawamp

House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach
May 16, 2007
Free Ticket - given out during Bike Week.

000.) DB Bryant Band

Summer Concert Series at McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach
May 18, 2007

650.) DB Bryant Band
Little Soul

House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach
May 19, 2007, Saturday
Free Ticket - given out during Bike Week.

651.) Sick Puppies
Not Rated Yet - caught the very end of their set.

House of Blues - Free Show
July 10, 2007

Free due to the singer of Breaking Benjamin getting ill.
Sick Puppies, a power trio from Australia with a chick (Emma) on bass.
Tho' the drummer was intro'd as being from Los Angeles.

652.) Patrick Davis
Hootie and the Blowfish

House of Blues
August 12, 2007

Besides singing the hits, they also performed "You Never Even Call Me By My Name".
And while they played for an encore, "Where were you while we were getting high",
I thought that I was at Myrtle Beach State Park being baptized in the ocean.

653.) Peter Frampton

          House of Blues
          August 25, 2007

Have not been to a Frampton show since August 24, 1977.
This makes show Frampton show number 9
Peter still had his bassist from 26 years ago.

654.) Shoutfest 07 featuring. .....
Air Five, Cali w/ recorded music, Two Empty Chairs,
Decyfer Down, Lyrycyst, Jump Five w/ recorded music,
Group 1 Crew w/ recorded music, Bebo Norman,
Shane and Shane, and Jeremy camp.

Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach - Free Show
September 1, 2007

655.) Adam Tucker
         Bucky Covington

At the House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach
September 2, 2007

656.) The Buckinghams

At the 3rd annual Paws Across the Waters, Barefoot Landing
September 1, 2007

657.) Union County Music Fest 07
                    and Rock On! Walkathon

a.) Main Stage - Beale Street Love, Chuck Berry
The Smithereens, Fountains of Wayne

b.) Love Hope Strength Stage - The English Beat
The Old Ceremony, The Apples in Stereo, The Alarm

c.) Generation Max Kids Kingdom Stage -
Trout Fishing in America, Starfish
Miss Sherri and the Little Animal Band

Nomahegan Park, Cranford, New Jersey
Saturday, September 15, 2007
A Free Event -

658.) The Kingston Trio

The Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach
October 13, 2007

659.) The Oxedines
The Browders
Crabb Revival

At Conway High Auditorium, Conway, SC
November 24, 2007


660.) Chris Berado and The DesBerados
David Allen Coe

House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach
January 12, 2008

The DesBerados played a short set.
I was ready to walk out on David's performance.

661.) Need To Breathe
Third Day

At the House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
March 1, 2008

It was mentioned that Third Day member Brad Avery had quit the band two days earlier.

662.) The Outlaws

House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
April 18, 2008 Friday

Twas nice to see them all again. They performed Knoxville Girl.
Along with their own classics. Shook hands with Billy and Monte.
So close to stage I had Billy's Stratocaster in my face.

663.) Bowling for Soup

Hard Rock Park
May 8, 2008

664.) Kid Rock with Reverend Run

Hard Rock Park
May 13, 2008

665.) George Clinton and  Parliament / Funkedelic

Hard Rock Park - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 23, 2008

666.) The Eagles

Hard Rock Park
June 3, 2008

667.) The Moody Blues

Hard Rock Park
June 4, 2008

668.) Russell and Kristi
Lindz West
Hawk Nelson
Andrew Palau

BeachFest with Andrew Palau
June 14, 2008

669.) Russell and Kristi
Lindz West
Andrew Palau

BeachFest with Andrew Palau
June 14, 2008

670.) Sister Hazel

         Hard Rock Park, Myrtle Beach, SC
         July 4, 2008

671.) K. C. and the Sunshine Band

         Hard Rock Park
         August 30, 2008

672.) Casting Crowns

Myrtle Beach Convention Center
October 3, 2008

673.) The New Rascals

Endless Summer Festival, North Myrtle Beach
October 25, 2008

      The airline out of Florida lost Eddie's guitar.

674.) Francesca Battistelli
         Aaron Shust

Youth Fest 2008
Tabor City, North Carolina
October 25, 2008


675.) The Browders

Conway Church of God
January 25, 2009

Free, but a Love Offering was asked.
As usual with a Christian, there was a recorded music soundtrack of their songs.
But they also performed some songs on instruments.

676.) The Rivertown Boys Homecoming Concert
Featuring - The Oxendines of Shannon, North Carolina.
The Rivertown Boys of Conway, South Carolina
And - The Dove Brothers of Bladenboro, North Carolina

At Conway High School
Saturday, March 21, 2009  $10.00

God started the Oxendines group while they were all out on a rabbit hunt.
Rivertown Boys are Kenny, Donny & Billy
Now depending on which way one parted their hair, that was were a member of the
Dove Brothers would stand on stage. Two had their hair parted to the right, so that’s where
They stood. Two others and the pianist have theirs parted to the left, hence where there stood.

677.) The Oxendines

At Macedonia Baptist Church, Red Bluff Road, Loris
Sunday, March 22, 2009, a Love Offering was asked.

I gave $2.50 in quarters. So in the end was collected $540.50 cents.
A wee bit of snap, crackle and POP from the P. A., but went well.

678.) The Hoppers
At Living Water Baptist Church, Longs, SC; Sunday April 26th, 2009, 6 PM

679.) Russell and Kristi
           Chris Sligh

At Christ United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach; Sunday May 3rd, 6 PM

Russell & Kristi from Conway, originally the worship band at The Rock Church of Conway
Chris had a pianist and a drummer from his touring band with him as he played acoustic guitar
and solo on the piano. He played The Bologna Song. If you do not know, then request it.

680.) Arlo Guthrie

        Alabama Theatre, NMB, SC May 16, 2009
        He was backed with a six piece band.
        A benefit for the victims of the North Myrtle Beach recent fires.

681.) The Donna Jean Godchaux Band

Jerry Fest # 5, The Boathouse, Myrtle Beach. Sunday August 8, 2009

The set list as provided by the band’s website.

Sugaree, The Way You Do the Things You Do, Candyman, Don’t Fight it, Arise,
St. Stephen> drum solo> Fire on the Mountain> St. Stephen (reprise)> Shakedown Street,
New Speedway Boogie, You Ain’t Woman Enough E: Samson and Delilah

682.) Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
         At the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival, Myrtle Beach, Saturday September 5, 2009

683.) 33 Miles
        Little River United Methodist Church Life Center, Sunday, September 20, 2009
        This was part of the opening day ceremonies of the Life Center.

684.) Kimber Rising
         Building 429
         Todd Agnew
         Ground Zero Block Party, 9th Avenue, Myrtle Beach, Saturday, September 26, 2009

685.) Rush of Fools
         Youth Fest 2009, Tabor City, North Carolina
         Free, Saturday, October 24, 2009

686.) Francesca Battestelli
         Brandon Heath

         At the Myrtle Beach Community Church, November 8, 2009

687.) The Ten Irish Tenors
          Michael W. Smith with the Long Bay Symphony Orchestra

          Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach, Thursday December 3, 2009

688.) The Rochesters

         Friendship Baptist Church - Myrtle Beach, SC 843-448-9867
         December 27 (pm service)


689.) The Browders

At the Church of God, Conway, SC
Sunday January 24th at 6:00 PM

690.) The Nelons

         At Mount Vernon Baptist Church
             Saturday, March 20, 2010

691.) Singing in the Sun Festival
              at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

The 4:00 pm Showcase, free show featuring. ...

The Arise Quartet, with Ivan Parker's brother
Renewed Hearts, of Raleigh, North Carolina
The Standridges, of Hemingway
Masters Voice, all the way from Oklahoma
Ashley Yodar, 14 from Delmar, Delaware
The Host -
  Greater Love
  Jeff and Sherri Easter, with Morgan.

          The Main Show

  Mark Bishop
  Jeff and Sherri Easter
  Karen Peck and New River
  Mark Trammell Quartet
  Brian Free and Assurance

      Saturday, April 24, 2010

Living on a Prayer, or Prayers I was able to obtain a ticket for $15.00
Normally selling for $29.50 being sold outside.
Finding out it was a front row artists circle seat.
Thank Danny for selling the ticket and thank you Jesus.

692.) The Greenes

11:00 am, at the. ...
First Free Will Baptist Church
Myrtle Beach, SC
Sunday, April 25, 2010

693.) The Hoppers

6:00 pm, at the. ...
Living Water Church
Longs, SC
Sunday, April 25, 2010

694.) The Mighty Mighty Tams
          The Bar - Kays
           Eddie Money

Mayfest on Main
North Myrtle Beach
Saturday, May 8th, 2010 - Free

695.) The Afters
Toby Mac & the Diversity Band

Saturday, May 22, 2010 Beach Fest - Free

Free because I received a Limited Pass for volunteering the day before.

696.) The Dove Brothers

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
August 22, 2010

697.) The Donna Jean Godchaux Band

The Boat House, Myrtle Beach, SC
October 8, 2010

698.) Big Daddy Weave

Youth Fest
Tabor City, North Carolina
October 23, 2010

699.)  The Rochesters

          At Friendship Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach
           December 19, 2010

                                                    2011 Concerts

700.) Unity
         The Perry's

   Church of God, Conway
   January 23, 2011

701.) Dark Star Orchestra

Union County Arts Center / Rahway Theatre
Rahway, New Jersey
March 9th, 2011 Wednesday

702.) The Whisnants

Loris High School
Saturday, March 12, 2011

703.) Anita Renfroe - comedian

Beach Church, Myrtle Beach, SC
Saturday, March 26, 2011

704.) The Browders

Fountain of Life Ministries, Conway, SC
Sunday, March 27, 2011

705.) Dove Brothers

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Conway, SC
Thursday, April 7, 2011

706.) Chubby Checkers and the Wild Cats
           The Spinners

Myrtle Beach Music Fest Saturday, April 30, 2011

I never realized just how many of the Spinners songs I knew.
After the show their lefty guitarist gave me his pick.
It is a Fender Heavy.
As for Chubby Checkers, I must've been three years old when I was twisting for my parents.
His hit record probably was just on the Studebaker's am radio when we got home.
And I started it up as I just stepped out the car, much to their delight. ...

707.) The Surf City Allstars
Featuring; Al Jardine, Dean Torrence and David Marks.

Mayfest on Main 2011 - North Myrtle Beach May 7th, 2011

708.)   New Riders of the Purple Sage
            With Donna Jean Godchaux

       Jerry Fest at the Boat House, Myrtle Beach, SC
                 Sunday, July 31, 2011

There was a discussion amongst several of us after I made mention of a button on a guitar.
The button was Dave Nelson’s “Secret Weapon” as it changed the tone of the guitar of that like a steel guitar.
As seen at

709.) Chris August

          Ground Zero Ministries Concert Series
                Myrtle Beach, SC
            Sunday, August 7, 2011

710.) Godstar

Ground Zero Ministries Concert Series
Myrtle Beach, SC
Sunday, August 28, 2011

Because of a small discussion with the few of us up front, I asked the lead singer if Godstar was one word or two words. He obliged saying one word, that they were a very poor band and that you can find them on You Tube.
During the break the pastor on stage was holding up my Petra album, More Power To You.
Later at the end of the show Petra was signing autographs at a table. I was practically up next when the phone rang. Seeing that it was the wife I asked if anyone from the band would like to answer my phone and say to Susan that they missed her and hoped to see her at the next show. Well, Louie the drummer of the band obliged. The band suggested not signing the album as it was in very good condition. So they signed the CD, to Susan Missed You.
Later I called her, yes that was a band member. Then telling her that I am never going to be a normal person ever again. The Lord is going to make certain of that. …

711.) Union County MusicFest!/musicfest

Crossroads Stage; Garden State Line
Minor Motion

Friends Stage, Mike Peters (The Alarm) , Cy Curnin (The Fixx) & Brien McVernon (Retro Rockets)

TD Bank Stage, Cy Curnin
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Neon Trees

On the Overlook Medical Center Stage; School of Rock Allstars w/ Mike Peters ; Music of the Alarm
Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea
Paul Rogers
Oak Ridge Park, Clark, New Jersey
Saturday, September 17, 2011

712.) Union County MusicFest

Crossroads Stage; Bell Sound featuring Dennis Diken of the Smithereens

Friends Stage; Bob Bandiera

Overlook Medical Center Stage; School of Rock Springsteen Tribute
The Smithereens
Southside Johnnie
Oak Ridge Park, Clark, New Jersey
Sunday, September 18, 2011

713.)  Anthem Lights

          Youthfest 2011, Tabor City, North Carolina
           Saturday, October 22, 2011


714.)  Anthem Lights
          The City Harmonic
           Bob Lenz
          The Newsboys

          Christ United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach
           Saturday, March 10, 2012

715.)   The Browders

           Living Waters Baptist Church, Conway, SC
            Monday, April 2, 2012

716.)   Red
           Third Day
           Toby Mac & dcTalk

           Ground Zero Beach Blast
            At the old Pavilion site, Myrtle Beach
           Saturday, May 19th, 2012

717.)   Steve Vai
            The Story of Light tour.
            At the State Theatre locate in New Brunswick, New Jersey
            Friday, September 8, 2012

                 Went with Rocky ...

718.)   Taylor Hicks
            Cultural and Heritage Day in the Park, Carteret, New Jersey
            Saturday, September 9, 2012
             Free show and it rained throughout his performance.
             Taylor came onstage saying "No Rain, No Rain".
             That's an old Woodstock Concert quote, as kids slid in the dirt in front of the stage.


719.)  All Things Possible Tour w/ Jonny Diaz, Aaron Shust & Mark Schultz
            Langston Baptist Church, Conway, SC
                April 11, 2013

720.)  Mayfest on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
            John Waite
            Little River Band
             May 11, 2013

721.) Ground Zero Beach Blast
           Emcee - Bone Hampton,  Building 429
            Tenth Avenue North,  Toby Mac
               May 18, 2013

722.)  Finding Favor
          Audio Adrenaline
           Sunday, July 14, 2013
          A Ground Zero Concert, Myrtle Beach

723.)  Big Daddy Weave

           Sunday, August 4, 2013
           A Ground Zero Concert, Myrtle Beach, SC

724.)  Side Walk Prophets

           Sunday, August, 11, 2013
           Ground Zero Concert, MB

725.)  Dweezil Zappa
               Zappa Plays Zappa / The Roxy and Elsewhere album
           October 30, 2013
                The Grammercy
           New York City, New York

          a sort of mini-reunion of the DogBreath band, as Jimmy could not be there ...


726.)  Tim Timmons
           Group 1 Crew
           Big Daddy Weave

           Langston Baptist Church, Conway
           February 27, 2014

727.)  Elise Testone

           St. Patrick's Day at the Beach
           March 15, 2014

          Elise is a local who appeared on Americal Idol.
          Opened with Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. Later a 11 piece band performing Whole Lotta Love.
          Of course the "drunks" were out in full force. But no police to be seen on the way home.
          Must've been told to let the folks get home. As cars were swerving across lanes.
          I just avoided them all ...

728.)  The Pfeifers
           Tribute Quartet
            Gold City
            The Isaacs
           Singing in the Sun w/ special speaker Herb Reavis
              and the Wilmington Celebration Choir
           , Thursday April 24, 2014
              Myrtle Beach Convention Center
           Took Selfies with Talleys and Sonya Isaac.

729.)   Farm Aid 2014 Raleigh, North Carolina

             Dennis Alley Wisdom Indian Dancers
                   Raelyn Nelson Band
                Jesse Lenat & David Lenat
                    Insect vs. Robots
                        Todd Snider
                      Carlene Carter
           Luke Nelson & the Promise of the Real
                          Delta Rae
                      Jamey Johnson
                Preservation Hall Jazz Band
                      Gary Clarke Jr.
                         Jack White
             Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
                    John Mellencamp
                         Neil Young
               Willie Nelson & Family
                       w/ David Amram

                September 13, 2014

  Worked at the concert as a Volunteer, with Susan

730.)  The Little Roy and Lizzie Show
           Appalachian Express
           Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
           Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
           Gene Watson and the Farewell Party Band

  45th Annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
            Saturday, November 29, 2014 performance
                   Myrtle Beach Convention Center


 731.)   Barbara Lewis
             Blue Monday
            The Guess Who

            Mayfest on Main
            Saturday, May 9, 2015
            North Myrtle Beach High School
            A Free Concert

            Held indoors due to rain ...

    732.)  Building 429

              A Ground Zero free concert near the old Pavilion site
              Sunday, June 28, 2015

    733. )  Among The Thirsty
               Tenth Avenue North

            Sunday Celebrations on the Boardwalk
              July 5th, 2015

    734.)  Ryan Stevenson
              Audio Adrenaline

                 Sunday Celebrations on the Boardwalk
                      July 12th, 2015

    735.)          Farm Aid 30
                Indian Dancers , Blackwood Quartet
                Ian Mellencamp , Insects vs. Robots , Holly Williams ,
                Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real
                Mavis Staples , Jamey Johnson
                Old Crow Medicine Show
                Kacey Musgraves , Imagine Dragons ,
                Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds ( and a spider)
                John Mellencamp
                Neil Young
                Willie Nelson and Family

                FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago Illinois
                    September 19 , 2015

       736.)  The Old Paths
                   at  Cain Branch Baptist Church , October 11, 2015

       737)   Native Run
                    at The Loris Bog Off, October 17, 2015

       738.)    Reno , Danny Gokey
                     at Langston Baptist Church, Conway, SC
                           October 25, 2015      


      739.)   Mother's Finest
                 Dr. W
                 Mickey Thomas' Starship
                   at Mayfest on Main, North Myrtle Beach
                   Saturday, May 7, 2016  Free

                Dr. W w/ Ross Childress formerly of Collective Soul.
                 While performing his own few hits. The band was nothing more
                  than a bar band playing oldies like Kiss's Rock N Roll All Night.
                Mother's Finest been around for 40 plus years. A nice rendition of
                 Strawberry Fields.

                Surprise, Surprise as Starship's Stephanie pulled off White Rabbit.