Same Bands, Different Players

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Just two weeks short of forty years ago,  I attended my first concert.  It was July 4, 1976 (US Bicentennial Celebration). I went with my friend Tom McKeon and his dad drove us from their beach house up to  The Casino Arena in Asbury Park, NJ.

I wrote about it once before, a few years ago.

The headliner was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and Thin Lizzy was supposed to be the opening act.  The late  Phil Lynott was already sick, so Thin Lizzy canceled and Henry Gross  filled in.    Now, Shannon isn’t Jailbreak, but I remember it being a good set.13445232_10154038980560020_8380295136423129169_n

Blackmore, with the late  Ronnie James Dio on vocals, put on a memorable show.

I still keep track of  Ritchie Blackmore and consider the  Ghost of a Rose album, one of my favorite records to listen to.   Yesterday, I saw a post on his FB page for a concert that took place the night  before in Gernamy. . .   with Thin Lizzy opening.

Too bad Phil wasn’t there either.

Memories of “the good ‘ol days.




About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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