Rock and Roll

Jimi at Cincinnati Gardens!
Jimi at Cincinnati Gardens!
Blue Cheer.
Blue Cheer.
Roger McGuinn.
Roger McGuinn.
Stevie Wonder. Songs in the Key of Life!
Stevie Wonder. Songs in the Key of Life!
The Persuasions, Chirpin'
The Persuasions, Chirpin'
Lou Reed 1989.
Lou Reed 1989.
Buffalo Springfield, Again.
Buffalo Springfield, Again.
Conway Twitty-Loretta Lynn and the great George Jones.
Conway Twitty-Loretta Lynn and the great George Jones.
Underground comic called Aardvark, nothing to do with music, but part of the trip!
Underground comic called Aardvark, nothing to do with music, but part of the trip!
Bobby "Blue" Bland.
Bobby "Blue" Bland.
The Jester was a little underground type paper that told us where all the bands were playing.
The Jester was a little underground type paper that told us where all the bands were playing.
Super group Traffic.
Super group Traffic.
Seether and Trapt.
Seether and Trapt.
The Spinners.
The Spinners.
Riverbend lineup from 2003.
Riverbend lineup from 2003.

Mo Music

I'm starting this hub with a handbill from a Jimi Hendrix show at the Cincinnati Gardens. I have to admit I never had the pleasure of seeing Jimi live. I have a couple of friends that went to this show but I think I was in the service, what a drag! The handbill was sent to me out of focus, so sorry about that part, but it's still very cool! Blue Cheer was a power trio from the 60's (Summertime Blues), they never came through here so I missed them also. Next is the stub from a Roger McGuinn-Gene Clark show. Roger and Gene were in the Byrds along with Chris Hillman and David Crosby. A great show at a venue which seats only about 500. Stevie Wonder, I saw him twice, the first time being Cincinnati Gardens. An interesting tidbit-I went to the airport the day before this show to pick someone up and Stevie's people were out front loading equipment and damned if Stevie himself wasn't standing beside the truck. Never one to be shy I walked right up to him and introduced myself. He was very cool and talked to me for a few minutes. I have pix from the show but they're not on disk yet. The Persuasions are one of my all time favorite groups. I bought Street Corner Symphony when it came out in '68 and from there I was hooked. I used to have fun with folks when they stopped by, I'd put these guys on and ask if they noticed anything different. No one ever could tell that instead of guitars and drums all the music was done with 5 very talented voices. I finally got to see them several years back, they were much older but the voices were just as sweet. Lou Reed I got to see in 1989 and don't tell anyone but I recorded that show. Another very impressive show with The Feelies opening up for Lou. Ah, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn and George Jones. man talk about a country show. I always wanted to see all 3 but I never thought It'd be on the same bill. I went to this one with a friend of mine and his mother. It was funny because his mom was closer to my age and he tried to make me promise not to tell anyone he went to the show. Yeah, right, like it's a bad thing. I've always been proud of loving many types of music. The newspaper called the Jester was a free underground paper where we could find out what was happening around town. When I get some scans of the inside you'll see the crazy music that was going on in 1974-75 in Cincinnati. The lineup for the Riverbend Music Center for 2003. The only show I saw there that year was Pearl Jam and what a killer show that was. They did a version of The Who's, The Kids Are Alright and it brought down the house. It was done as a tribute to The Who show on Dec. 3, 1979, where 11 folks died in a rush for unopened doors. I was at that show and had no idea of what happened until I was leaving the venue. For days after I thought about that night and wondered if I had stepped on someone that fell. It was just a terrible situation that could have easily been prevented. The only other show that was at Riverbend that year I would have liked to see was Lollapalooza with Jane's Addiction. I did get lucky enough to see Jane's at the Dayton Ohio Hara Arena, a place that only seats about 7000 and the show was OFF THE HOOK, one of the best I've ever seen. That's it for this hub, hope you all enjoy. Peace!!

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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Hello my dear Rock & Roll friend, I was also a fan, but I have lost so much of my hearing from blasting my music so loud. LOL Journey, with Steve Perry is my favorite. Great hub, thanks for sharing....thumb up


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is so cool! You have some history in music here! Great.


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Dar, I'm amazed that my hearing is as good as it is. I've seen loud and louder, some shows people told me to wear earplugs but that's never going to happen. Like the sign said, in a little blues club I used to go to, " If it's too loud, you're too old! Peace my friend!!


SilverGenes 6 years ago

This sure brought back some great memories! And I'm totally with you on loving all kinds of music - it's all good. Great post!


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks SilverGenes, I'm glad you enjoyed music memories! Peace!!


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a.l. laurice 6 years ago from United States

Very cool hub,and what a great collection of handbills and album art.

I don't think I ever have heard Blue Cheer, I always had thought The Who were the first to do Summertime Blues--I'm going to have to give Blue Cheer a listen now, thanks :)


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks a.l. if you want to hear the original version it was Eddie Cochran, I think from the late 50's. The Blue Cheer and Who versions are better IMO.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Nice article, I enjoyed the images you selected too; it brings back memories for me.


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VAMPGYRL420 6 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

Nice memories and a wonderful Hub! Thanks for sharing :)


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Glad you liked it 420:)


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beth811 6 years ago from Philippines

We have so much to share about rock and roll. I was born in that era where the music you like is what i liked too. In fact, i hv cd collections on these, about 600 in all, had them before i had pc... mean before the techie age, LOL...

Keep in touch, Tom.

I think we can get along


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Beth if you like this music I know we can get along. I still have about 2000 vinyl albums (but I don't really know why, I never play them). We'll talk soon! Peace!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great stuff Tom! I love you guys! Tell Justin hello for me!


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks Micky Dee! I sure will. Peace brother!!

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