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music friday: winterland, 1975

I might have the date wrong ... could have been the 23rd rather than the 22nd ... but I'll go with the latter so I can say that 44 years today I saw the J Geils Band for the first of four times. In support were John Entwistle's Ox and Joe Vitale's Madmen.

Joe Vitale is a long-time drummer who has appeared with everyone from Ted Nugent and Joe Walsh to Crosby, Stills and Nash and Peter Frampton. Here he is in a lo-fi clip from 1983, appearing with Walsh, Waddy Wachtel, and  George "Chocolate" Perry doing "I Can Play That Rock and Roll" on SCTV's "The Fishin' Musician" starring John Candy.

Entwistle, of course, was the bass player for The Who. The Who was recording The Who by Numbers, and Entwistle toured behind his fourth solo album, the first from "John Entwistle's Ox". The band appeared on the King Biscuit Flower Hour a few weeks after we saw them ... here is that show, with the great Robert Johnson on lead guitar:

J Geils was touring behind Nightmares ... and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle, which included the single "Must Have Got Lost". Here is that song, from the third time I saw them, also at Winterland, in 1977:

And remember, Peter Wolf was married to Faye Dunaway at the time.

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