Posted 1 year ago
This one is special to me because of my personal history. I was there that Autumn Night in 1971 at the University of New Hampshire - sat in the back row of the bleachers with a heart throb of mine for what had to be the strangest concert line-up - ever. Seriously... John Mclaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra followed by Blue Oyster Cult followed by the headliner - The Byrds! In fact a decade or so later John McLaughlin said in a magazine interview it was the worst concert he ever performed at. I recall someone yelling when John was performing "GET OFF THE STAGE"! Seems the Mahavishnu Orchestra did not quite fit in with the crowd who was there for the next two groups... Loved seeing the Byrds in their prime though... I think it was after the concert - but likely could have been before - we the freshmen college students were walking down to the bars in Durham and I saw this poster on a telephone pole and commented how much I liked it. A somewhat inebriated young lady I knew ripped it off the pole for me. So glad she did - it sits framed on our living room as I type.