The 1970’s

1977


Pink Floyd
22 April 1977
Miami Baseball Stadium
Miami, Florida

This was the 1st concert I ever attended and what a way to start! This was the 1st stop in the US for Pink Floyd’s Animals tour and the show was plagued with a few technical problems, like not being ableto erect their giant circular screen. Problems aside, it was a fantastic show.

Fleetwood Mac / Loggins & Messina / Chic Corea and Return To Forever
28 May 1977
Miami Baseball Stadium
Miami, Florida


Pink Floyd
2 July 1977
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York

The crowd was roudy and lighting off fireworks (July 4th was just 2 days away).
But it was epic Floyd and still the best show I’ve ever seen.


Judy Collins
11 July 1977
Dr. Pepper Central Park Music Festival
Central Park, New York City


Kenny Rankin
20 July 1977
Dr. Pepper Central Park Music Festival
Central Park, New York City


Unknown Performers
30 July 1977
Dr. Pepper Central Park Music Festival
Central Park, New York City


Jimmy Buffett / Elton John

2 August 1977
Dr. Pepper Central Park Music Festival
Central Park, New York City

Unknown Performers

7 August 1977
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Peter Frampton

22 August 1977
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York


Peter Frampton

3 September 1977
Miami Baseball Stadium
Miami, Florida


Lynyrd Skynyrd
15 October 1977
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida

I still can’t believe how lucky I was to attend this show.
5 days later and they were gone…


Billy Joel
29 October 1977
Gusman Cultural Center
Miami, Florida

I loved Billy’s 1st few records and this was in support of his “Turnstiles” album.
His live performance and raw energy blew us all away.


Rod Stewart
23 November 1977
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Kiss

15 December 1977
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York

1978


Emerson, Lake & Palmer
9 February 1978
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, Long Island, New York


Renaissance
21 March 1978
City Center
New York City, New York


Van Halen / Ronnie Montrose / Journey
25 March 1978
The Paladium
New York City, New York

While seeing Pink Floyd earlier this year was my favorite concert of all time, this one is the
most memorable. A friend gave me this pair of tickets at the last minute and wasn’t familiar
with any of these bands. But these were 1st row seats at the famous NY Paladium and 1st row at
this venue meant that you could lean forward in your seats and touch the stage. It was like having
your own private concert. Van Halen had just released their 1st album and Eddie was literally at
the edge of the stage playing solos just inches from our faces. Ronnie Montrose played an
instrumental version of Gene Vincent’s “Town Without Pity” that I’ll neve forget. And Journey, the
headliner, has a hit with “Wheel in the Sky”.


Aerosmith
20 May 1978
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Queen
3 November 1978
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Emerson, Lake & Palmer
26 November 1978
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida

1979


Styx
20 January 1979
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


Maynard Ferguson
17 March 1979
Gusman Cultural Center
Miami, Florida


Firefall
Unknown Date 1979
Miami Jai-Alai Fronton
Miami, Florida


The Moody Blues
3 May 1979
Hollywood Sportatorium
Hollywood, Florida


The Knack
21 October 1979
Gusman Cultural Center
Miami, Florida

“Muh, muh, muh, My Sharona!”
Okay, I’m a bit embarassed, but this song did have a great guitar solo.