10-28-2014, 07:24 PM
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My sister sent me this image of a poster announcing a 1965 concert by Bob Dylan at my high school, while I was a student there. Somehow I missed it.
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But I did manage to see 15-year-old "Little Stevie" Wonder live at the Marina Palace (aka The Airport Club) in Seal Beach, CA, dancing on top of his piano while singing 'Fingertips.'


Good times.

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 10-28-2014, 08:51 PM
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Nice, John!

We had Rush come to our high school to play, so many years ago before they were really big! Biggrin

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 10-29-2014, 09:17 AM
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At our senior party in 1965 we had Tommy Roe for entertainment.



For all you youngsters, that is a 45 RPM record.

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 10-29-2014, 09:23 AM
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(10-29-2014, 09:17 AM)Johnny Wrote: At our senior party in 1965 we had Tommy Roe for entertainment.

For all you youngsters, that is a 45 RPM record.

Sheila! Blue eyes and a pony tail.... That's great, Johnny.

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 10-29-2014, 09:34 AM
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In the summer of 1989, long after the two Johns finished high school, I won 50 tickets to a Bob Dylan concert in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin (I won a radio show Dylan trivia contest). Tracy Chapman was the opening act. I took 3 friends, sold about 10 tickets, and gave the other 36 away to people in the ticket line. Good times.

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 10-29-2014, 09:59 AM
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50 tickets!!!! What were they thinking of? I hope you enjoyed the concert, Phil! Biggrin

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 10-29-2014, 11:29 AM
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(10-29-2014, 09:59 AM)celestino Wrote: 50 tickets!!!! What were they thinking of? I hope you enjoyed the concert, Phil! Biggrin

I was at the University of Illinois at the time and it was a 4+ hour trek to Alpine Valley. I would have needed a bus to use all 50 tickets. Biggrin I have no idea what they were thinking.

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 10-29-2014, 11:58 AM
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Man, I don't remember anything like this for any of my schools; and I went to schools all over Los Angeles! Confused

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 10-29-2014, 12:04 PM
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I,m so old at my High School...we had cavemen with sticks and tree stumps.....quite nice actually.Cool

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 10-29-2014, 02:08 PM
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(10-29-2014, 09:34 AM)bullgoose Wrote: In the summer of 1989, long after the two Johns finished high school, I won 50 tickets to a Bob Dylan concert in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin (I won a radio show Dylan trivia contest). Tracy Chapman was the opening act. I took 3 friends, sold about 10 tickets, and gave the other 36 away to people in the ticket line. Good times.

Over the past 25 years I've been to at least 10 concerts at Alpine Valley. It is still the best outdoor venue for concerts as for as I'm concerned. I've seen the Grateful Dead, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many others there.

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 10-29-2014, 02:53 PM
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I agree Johnny; it is a great outdoor venue. I saw Dylan a few times at Alpine Valley and have also seen the Grateful Dead, Tom Petty and Elvis Costello there.

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 10-29-2014, 03:47 PM
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(10-29-2014, 02:53 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I agree Johnny; it is a great outdoor venue. I saw Dylan a few times at Alpine Valley and have also seen the Grateful Dead, Tom Petty and Elvis Costello there.
1966 playing handball at San Diego State when we were asked to fill the seats for a new band called Fleetwood Mac. we declined the free offer. boo hoo

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 10-30-2014, 03:55 AM
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I went to boarding school that was located in the bush, 30 miles from the nearest town of any size and not far from the Kalahari Desert. It didn't attract anyone.Biggrin

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 11-05-2014, 12:13 AM
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Let's see. About the only memorable thing to happen at my high school was that I was in the hospital from the summer before my senior year until the end of February and the first oil embargo/crisis had happened and gas prices soared. I was expecting a parking lot full of little four banger gas savers when I got back to school but instead there where more muscle cars than I'd ever seen. Purchase prices dropped like a rock. I followed suite and got me a '69 Chevelle SS 396. There were Mustangs and Camaro's of every type, Roadrunners, GTX's, Corvette's, Cuda's from 340 six packs up to a few Hemi's (truth was they ruled when they were running, touchy)Shelby Cobra's, (we didn't consider it or the Vette's to be true Muscle Cars) Even a Dodge Daytona and a SuperBee.

But my first concert was in the winter of '71 before the hospital. Humble Pie, J Geils Band. Not at the school tho.

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 11-05-2014, 05:35 PM
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I live 45 minutes from Alpine Valley and haven't seen anything there. I need to see who's playing. I wish it was the Who. Thumbup

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 11-05-2014, 06:27 PM
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No high school concerts that I remember, but I worked at the school radio station in college and got some nice tickets every once in a while. Got to see the Gin Blossoms twice - they were a big deal back then.

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