Lived in Cleveland for about 20 years; now live in both New Orleans and various locales in Ontario, Canada with ocassional trips back to "the…
Nice if you fixed it so she wasn't writing with a cow ;^)
July 1973......lost the tickets to Watkins Glen Allman/Dead/Band mega-show......talked gang into going to Akron Rubber Bowl to see the NY Dolls, Mott The Hoople and the Pretenders to make up for my fuck-up......got fucked-up and THOROUGHLY enjoyed the show......funky, funky, but chic!
I wonder if they touch on the documented fact that Elvis was on a 3-day meth/speed binge when he came up with the idea; and that he was buzzed t/o their meeting?
Just to fill in a couple of historical points. One of the reason that Cleveland became "the home" of rock and roll was that between the years 1955 and 1975, Cleveland was consistently rated as one of the top 3 cities in the world for per capita record sales.
(This comes from a study that SONY did back in the late 1970s, sorry I don't have the exact reference.......but a note to all music researchers: ALL the major companies did studies on the biz beginning in the mid-60s right up to the present time.....INVALUABLE resources for cuttin' thru some of the bullshit. For example, the 1978 SONY study proved for the first time that pirate/bootleggers bought FOUR TIMES the amount of music they were "ripping off". Remains true to this day.)
Thank-YOU Joe Ray....absolutely gobsmacked that this even exists......you have made today just a bit easier to take.
Keep on chooglin'!
Fondly remember this show.
First, remember the WMMS overnight dj (Billy Bass?) looping Suffragette City into a 30-minute never-ending tune? We HURT ourselves mindlessly dancin' to that one!
How about the poster of Bowie on his knees giving Ronson a psuedo-blow job?
It all added up to, "WHO in the HELL are 'DESE guys?"; and can they REALLY rock?
As I remember the show, the crowd wasn't really turned on until the end of Suffragette City, and even then there was a split-second of non-reaction from the crowd at the end of the tune. I saw Bowie give Ronson a quick "deer-in-the-headlights" look, like "We're NOT coming across!". Of course, it was the fact that we were ALL blown away, momentarily-stunned by the power of the group (and particularly, Mick Ronson wipin' the stage with his shredding!). The crowd literally EXPLODED, with a spontaneous standing "O", which delayed the start of the next tune.
Rest In Rhythm David.......thank-you so very much.
"Oh yesssss......we take this VERY seriously!"
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