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some missing concert information

there's probably much more, but this is only from the concrts I actually attended
UPDATED MAY 18 2015


                                                                                      


Today is May 18, 2015.  It has been about 5 years since I updated this page.  In 2009, I emailed the staff that was supposedly responsible for the concert informtion on the official Remember the Spectrum site located here. - http://rememberthespectrum.com/300/Concerts.asp

 

Today is May 18 2015 and there is still no mention of "The Taste"
*"The Taste" no mention at all when they opened for Blind Faith July 16, 1969– this was Rory Gallagher’s band in 1969 – though Rory is mentioned on the site for a 1976 date, he nor his band The Taste are mentioned at all for the date July 16, 1969.
THREE MORE SOURCES source where "Taste" (Rory Gallagher) is mentioned:
http://rockprosopography101.blogspot.com/2011/03/2201-arch-street-philadelphia-pa.html
July 16, 1969: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Blind Faith/Delaney & Bonnie & Friends/Taste

The Blind Faith tour was probably the biggest National rock tour up until this time. Taste featured Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher.

http://billsmusicblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/cream-and-blind-faith-at-spectrum-1968.html
The Blind Faith U.S. tour had two opening acts. British group Free ("All Right Now") and Taste which featured the blues/rock guitar of Ireland's Rory Gallagher alternated cities to open the show. The Philadelphia show opened with Taste. Playing second at all the shows was Delaney & Bonnie, offering up a decidedly more American sounding mix of soul, rock and blues.


http://forum.rorygallagher.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4149

On this date in Rory history: July 16

Postby Jay Jay » 16 Jul 2014, 18:11

On this date in Rory history: July 16
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?
7/16/1969 Philadelphia The Spectrum


Update Dec 27 2014

*Cowboy – no mention at all – opened with Allman Brothers and Chambers Brothers  for the Feb 5 1971 concert which was supposed to be a Little Richard concert (Little Richard never performed)


Update Dec 27 2014
*Matthew Southern Comfort – no mention at all on spectrum site – they also opened up along with Deep Purple for Rod Stewart on July 9, 1971

Another source
http://www.purple.de/dirk/purple/mark2.php

 

 

 Update Dec 27 2014

*Good God – no mention on site at all – they opened along with Edgar Winter’s White Trash for The Kinks on November 26, 1971

Edgar Winter is also not mentioned as an opener on this date

Both Edgar Winter and Good God are documented as opening for the Kinks on page 157 in a book entitled The Kinks by Doug Hinman here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=hBlkaDf49M0C&pg=PA157&lpg=PA157&dq=Spectrum+1971+Kinks+%22Good+God%22&source=web&ots=vn-dca1bOS&sig=7PmrsBgLaJ9MTJ8K7xv7w5LwzyI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

 


Update Dec 27 2014
Mother Earth – no mention on spectrum site   - both Mother Earth and JJ Cale opened up for Traffic (with Steve Winwood) on January 27, 1972

JJ Cale - no mention on spectrum site

 

 Update Dec 27 2014

Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McGlaughlin – no mention of them opening for T. Rex February 18, 1972
Mark Almand - no mention of them opening for T Rex February 18, 1972

 
Update Dec 27 2014

*Wild Turkey – no mention at all on spectrum site – opened along with Edgar Winter for Black Sabbath on March 29, 1972

Edgar Winter – no mention of him opening for Black Sabbath on March 29, 1972

Another source for both – look at entry 396

http://rateyourmusic.com/lists/list_view?list_id=64897&show=150&start=300

 
Update Dec 27 2014

Mountain with Leslie West April 28 1972

Spirit – no mention of them opening along with Fleetwood Mac and West, Bruce, Laing)

Fleetwood Mac – no mention of them opening along with Spirit for West, Bruce, Laing

 
Update Dec 27 2014

*Wild Turkey – no mention on spectrum site – they opened for Jethro Tull May 11, 1972

 
Update Dec 27 2014

*James Gang –  they opened up along with Foghat for West, Bruce, and Laing on December 15, 1972

Foghat – though mentioned on site, there is no mention of them opening for West, Bruce, and Laing December 15, 1972


 
Update Dec 27 2014

Lindisfarne - no mention on the spectrum site - they opened up for the Kinks on November 8, 1972 and you can actually listen
to this concert live from the spectrum at the link below

http://www.concertvault.com/lindisfarne/spectrum-november-08-1972.html