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We were the audio vendor for shows from 1981-1986 and I need some help finding some specific dates of concerts that have meaning:

 

Bon Jovi (spring of 1985?)

Rick Nelson (never showed up, it was threatening rain)

Jack Wagner (nicest artist of my 1,000+ shows, Donnie Osmond was close)

 

Can anyone help with exact dates of these three? I'm back at RCI after being gone for over 20 years and am trying to put together a history of the "Rock and Roll years". The GAH Galleries have been great at nailing most of the shows for the entire period by providing the fliers, but these three are not showing. Thanks!!

 

Dave Hoover

RCI Sound Systems

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I think Bon Jovi was at the park in 1985. The girl next to me in senior year of high school use to have several old photos of the GA concert on her locker door and she always use to ask me when he was going to play.. (She knew I worked at the park).

I'll see if I can dig a little deeper to find those dates.

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I just ran across the answer to the long open question at the top of this topic.

 

Bon Jovi played the Great Arena on June 28, 1985 and Jack Wagner on June 29 & 30, 1985.

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I was converting some Great Arena negatives that were labeled Donna Fargo 1976. Not having any idea who she was, I googled her and found a couple of YouTubes that sounded familiar... in a "I think I heard those songs years ago" kinda way. For some reason, I think the first song may have been used in some sort of commercial decades ago. Boy has music changed over the years (thank goodness)! Here she is performing at the Great Arena on Sunday, September 19, 1976.

 

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I came across something on-line the other day that said the Ramones played at GAdv in 1980. Is that true? And if so, do you have any photos or footage?

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