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Ivan Beaver

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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 01:16:35 pm »

Very interesting read and lots of good pics.

Thanks for posting that Ivan
« Last Edit: August 23, 2016, 01:19:34 pm by John L Nobile »
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 04:54:11 pm »

A friend gave me his DVD of that. What disaster !
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 06:19:35 pm »

Here is the story of one of the dark days in rock history.

There are some photos of the gear-just to keep it on subject

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3735249/Inside-one-Rock-n-Roll-s-darkest-days-Altamont-concert-featured-Rolling-Stones-Grateful-Dead-saw-overdoses-Hells-Angels-brutality-murder-happened-Mick-Jagger-s-greed-new-book-claims.html#i-431938bd595d6932
I was aware of the general problem with that gig but the article provided more details.
Thanks Ivan.
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 06:59:52 pm »

I had older friends who where there.  Two of them were linemen for the HS football team and were pretty much left alone as they tried to get away.  At the time they said that it was basically because a rival biker gang, the Roman Wheels, took the concentration of Hells Angels as an excuse to crash the party and get into it, and who cares about the hippies.  The Angels lost their minds and both gangs went after anyone in striking distance.
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 07:06:32 pm »

I was a sophomore in high school when that happened.  I remember reading, over and over, the multi-page, blow by blow writeup in one of the rock rags - Rolling Stone I think.  It still haunts me.  :'(
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 07:22:57 pm »

The text is terrible but I do love the pics. Check out the mic stand bases and the poor little Sun boxes used as stage monitors. (and the "security" guy blocking it)
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 08:51:43 pm »

The text is terrible but I do love the pics. Check out the mic stand bases and the poor little Sun boxes used as stage monitors. (and the "security" guy blocking it)
I would love to be able to go back in time and listen to some of these "classic" concerts.

I have a feeling I would be disappointed.  But it was all they/we had at the time.

I would also like to visit some of my old shows and give a listen.

OK maybe not.  SURE I WOULD :)
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2016, 06:26:33 am »

I would love to be able to go back in time and listen to some of these "classic" concerts.

I have a feeling I would be disappointed.  But it was all they/we had at the time.

I would also like to visit some of my old shows and give a listen.

OK maybe not.  SURE I WOULD :)
I remember seeing Uriah Heep in an indoor venue in Buffalo years ago.
It was my first "big" show and I left because the sound was so terrible.
ELP in a stadium wasn't too bad, as far as I remember,  ;) but certainly not as loud as todays shows.
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Re: A dark day in rock history
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2016, 08:57:31 am »

I remember seeing Uriah Heep in an indoor venue in Buffalo years ago.

Uriah Heep was going to be the first "name band" I provided for.

It got cancelled due to a large snow storm.

So Molly Hatchet ended up being my first "name band" I provided full production for.

WOW- did I learn A LOT from that day.

I had never worked on that level-SO much to learn.
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