catching up: the last five books i've read
the death & life of john f. donovan (xavier dolan, 2018)

music friday

Joe Walsh, 1974. Days on the Green were a great place to see a lot of bands for a relatively low price. They simulated the festival experience, except you had restrooms and food vendors. I saw Joe Walsh as one of the openers for CSNY and The Band. Here he is with one of his biggest solo hits, from 1973:

Edgar Winter, 1975. Barely counts ... I saw him, but have little memory of the event. It was a show with Edgar and Johnny Winter. Edgar played first, and the sound was so awful (San Diego Sports Arena) that we left before Johnny came out. Here is a 1974 cut from Edgar:

The Who, 1976. This was sold as a Day on the Green, with The Who and the Dead. It was my only time seeing these two bands, and I am grateful that Moonie was still with us.

Vanity 6, 1983. Opened for Prince and The Time on the 1999 Tour. Word is The Time backed Vanity 6 from behind a curtain, which didn't go over too well with the band. Here they are a few weeks before we saw them:

Comments

Tomás

"I was at Day on the Green in '76" sounds cool no matter who played. That it was The Who and the Dead makes it even cooler.

Steven Rubio

It's funny, I was reading the Chronicle review of the show, and the argument was that it wasn't all that special. The Dead played a lot in the Bay Area already, and The Who had been around earlier in the year, as well. I just know I got to see Keith Moon.

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