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(San Bernardino Sun)   The story of the Rolling Stones' 1st American concert. Subby was only 9 at the time but he was there   (sbsun.com) divider line 32
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2013-05-05 07:09:11 PM
So how old are you now subby, 109?
 
2013-05-05 07:24:10 PM
I was there in my past life.
 
2013-05-05 07:32:54 PM

DanZero: So how old are you now subby, 109?


Guessing you were one of those "I was told there would be no math" people.
 
2013-05-05 07:35:13 PM
Kudos to your parents, Subby.  When I was 9 I got to see Captain Kangaroo at a shopping center in Minneapolis, and had to convince my dad that the 45 I wanted to buy in July of that year, "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night, was not, in fact, a Christmas record ("...but daaaaad, it's Rock and Roll!"...).
 
2013-05-05 07:51:49 PM
I was very lucky. Growing up in San Bernardino meant that you were close to the Swing Auditorium.  Pretty much all the bands that were going to play in L.A. or Orange County would stop by San Bernardino first. I was also fortunate to have an much older cousin who worked as an electrician at the Swing. Some of the acts I saw besides the Stones & the Byrds were CCR, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jan & Dean, Flo & Eddie, Alice Cooper, I can't remember all of them.  The very last concert at the Swing that I attended was about 1974 or 75. I took a girl that I been trying to hit on.  She's now my wife. We moved to Sacramento after that. When we moved back to San Bernardino, about 1980, we learned that a plane had crashed into the venue and it been torn down.  SUBBIE
 
2013-05-05 08:20:57 PM

imspartacus: I was very lucky. Growing up in San Bernardino meant that you were close to the Swing Auditorium.  Pretty much all the bands that were going to play in L.A. or Orange County would stop by San Bernardino first. I was also fortunate to have an much older cousin who worked as an electrician at the Swing. Some of the acts I saw besides the Stones & the Byrds were CCR, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jan & Dean, Flo & Eddie, Alice Cooper, I can't remember all of them.  The very last concert at the Swing that I attended was about 1974 or 75. I took a girl that I been trying to hit on.  She's now my wife. We moved to Sacramento after that. When we moved back to San Bernardino, about 1980, we learned that a plane had crashed into the venue and it been torn down.  SUBBIE


+1
 
2013-05-05 08:34:30 PM
Through one degree of separation I've got you beat subby. At 9 years of age a close friend of mine got to see The Beatles.

But good on you for seeing the Stones a kid.
 
2013-05-05 08:38:31 PM

imspartacus: I was very lucky. Growing up in San Bernardino meant that you were close to the Swing Auditorium.  Pretty much all the bands that were going to play in L.A. or Orange County would stop by San Bernardino first. I was also fortunate to have an much older cousin who worked as an electrician at the Swing. Some of the acts I saw besides the Stones & the Byrds were CCR, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jan & Dean, Flo & Eddie, Alice Cooper, I can't remember all of them.  The very last concert at the Swing that I attended was about 1974 or 75. I took a girl that I been trying to hit on.  She's now my wife. We moved to Sacramento after that. When we moved back to San Bernardino, about 1980, we learned that a plane had crashed into the venue and it been torn down.  SUBBIE


My first concert was ALMOST the Stones at the Tangerine (now Citrus) Bowl in Orlando when I was like two, but things still had the propensity to get kinda-sorta hairy at Stones gigs.  They might still, I don't know.  This was circa '80 or so.  Not Altamont or anything, but still, my parents figured it might not be the best place for a quite-so-young'un.  So they left me with a sitter and went.  First concert wound up being Rita Marley in Gainsville like three months later.  (I have no recollection of this.)

/csb, etc.
 
2013-05-05 08:46:05 PM
One of my business colleagues is one of the four people (yes, four) who showed up one night in Poughkeepsie in 1978 to see some band called the Police. /csb
 
2013-05-05 08:49:30 PM
My wife just reminded me that we moved back in 1982 after we finished up at Ca. State Sacramento & U.C. Irvine. Subbie does not remember much of the 80's.
 
2013-05-05 09:11:03 PM
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Not impressed.
 
2013-05-05 09:11:13 PM
If you remember the 60's odds are you read about it.
 
2013-05-05 09:16:54 PM
Can't wait til everyone who lived through the sixties is dead and theme restaurants blare Madonna and Culture Club.
 
2013-05-05 09:30:28 PM
How many farkers were conceived at the concert? How many by members of the band, or (more likely) roadies?
 
2013-05-05 09:34:39 PM
People try to keep us down, just because we get around.
 
2013-05-05 10:07:51 PM
born_yesterday:

Apparently.
 
2013-05-05 10:54:29 PM
I've said it before and I will say it again - late 60s through mid 70s Stones is some of the most desperate, filthy, crunchy rock and roll ever made. If your only impression of them is the same 10 songs they played on the radio, or they performed themselves as geriatric Super Bowl performers, you just don't know.

/Most of their excellent stuff was recorded before I was even born, or was a still sucking on tits for nourishment.
//Sticky Fingers is the best rock and/or roll album ever made.
///Can't You Hear Me Knocking...goddamn that song just rips
/believe it or not, most of my collection is fairly modern, but The Stones? Sheeeeeeeit. Dont let that old age act fool you...they're cooler than any of us will ever be.
 
2013-05-05 11:05:33 PM

Staffist: born_yesterday:

Apparently.


I once paid too much for Stones tickets years ago; I won't get fooled again.
 
2013-05-05 11:08:14 PM
I didn't realize it but it's seems that the article is a condensed version of a story from 2006.  http://www.sbsun.com/search/ci_3583837
 
2013-05-06 12:19:35 AM

born_yesterday: People try to keep us down, just because we get around.


People say we monkey around.
 
2013-05-06 03:15:31 AM

Gulper Eel: One of my business colleagues is one of the four people (yes, four) who showed up one night in Poughkeepsie in 1978 to see some band called the Police. /csb


I'm sure about 40,000 people are claiming to be one of the four.
 
2013-05-06 04:04:36 AM
dem guys got the schtick down. i saw them in 89 and 94 and both concerts were exactly the same.

me? i'd kill myself if I had to sing satisfaction every damn day for the rest of my life.

and what the hell? what that back catalogue why don't they change it up some like the Bob does? ain't no one gonna get knifed no more 'cause they don't play wild horses on some nights.
 
2013-05-06 09:22:21 AM
imspartacus: I was very lucky. Growing up in San Bernardino meant that you were close to the Swing Auditorium.  Pretty much all the bands that were going to play in L.A. or Orange County would stop by San Bernardino first. I was also fortunate to have an much older cousin who worked as an electrician at the Swing. Some of the acts I saw besides the Stones & the Byrds were CCR, Eric Clapton, Santana, Jan & Dean, Flo & Eddie, Alice Cooper, I can't remember all of them.  The very last concert at the Swing that I attended was about 1974 or 75. I took a girl that I been trying to hit on.  She's now my wife. We moved to Sacramento after that. When we moved back to San Bernardino, about 1980, we learned that a plane had crashed into the venue and it been torn down.  SUBBIE

So, you saw Brian Jones.  I wonder what he looks like RIGHT NOW?

Too bad he couldn't keep his shiat together.  He was essentially the Stones jack-of-all trades session man.  He also should have shown some of his original material to the other Stones so maybe they could have done something with it.
 
2013-05-06 10:28:53 AM

Staffist: Kudos to your parents, Subby.  When I was 9 I got to see Captain Kangaroo at a shopping center in Minneapolis, and had to convince my dad that the 45 I wanted to buy in July of that year, "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night, was not, in fact, a Christmas record ("...but daaaaad, it's Rock and Roll!"...).


I hope you got the 45.  I had the opportunity to talk to Hoyt Axton a couple of times...once for about two hours.  He was an awesome, awesome guy.  Very nice...very humble.
 
2013-05-06 10:30:21 AM

dickfreckle: I've said it before and I will say it again - late 60s through mid 70s Stones is some of the most desperate, filthy, crunchy rock and roll ever made. If your only impression of them is the same 10 songs they played on the radio, or they performed themselves as geriatric Super Bowl performers, you just don't know.

/Most of their excellent stuff was recorded before I was even born, or was a still sucking on tits for nourishment.
//Sticky Fingers is the best rock and/or roll album ever made.
///Can't You Hear Me Knocking...goddamn that song just rips
/believe it or not, most of my collection is fairly modern, but The Stones? Sheeeeeeeit. Dont let that old age act fool you...they're cooler than any of us will ever be.


All that upheaval immediately preceding the death of Brian Jones through the hiring of Ronnie Wood somehow made them even better.
 
2013-05-06 01:17:51 PM
And their second show was at the Texas State fair in San Antonio, apparently the crowd booed for much of the show.
 
2013-05-06 01:50:45 PM
My first concert was Elvis Presley in 1974, roughly.  I was four.  My dad took me to the airport to see him arrive, and he waved at the crowd of people from his limo.

I remember the concert but don't remember the limo thing.

Question:  (and I'm sure I could look this up but just don't feel like it)  Which came first, Dylan's song, the magazine, or the band name?
 
2013-05-06 02:08:03 PM

Cargo: My first concert was Elvis Presley in 1974, roughly.  I was four.  My dad took me to the airport to see him arrive, and he waved at the crowd of people from his limo.

I remember the concert but don't remember the limo thing.

Question:  (and I'm sure I could look this up but just don't feel like it)  Which came first, Dylan's song, the magazine, or the band name?


The band name, I think Bob dylan's song came out in 1965/66, the Magazine a couple of years later.
 
2013-05-06 02:22:14 PM

riverwalk barfly: Cargo: My first concert was Elvis Presley in 1974, roughly.  I was four.  My dad took me to the airport to see him arrive, and he waved at the crowd of people from his limo.

I remember the concert but don't remember the limo thing.

Question:  (and I'm sure I could look this up but just don't feel like it)  Which came first, Dylan's song, the magazine, or the band name?

The band name, I think Bob dylan's song came out in 1965/66, the Magazine a couple of years later.


T'anks!
 
2013-05-06 03:48:24 PM

Cargo: My first concert was Elvis Presley in 1974, roughly.  I was four.  My dad took me to the airport to see him arrive, and he waved at the crowd of people from his limo.

I remember the concert but don't remember the limo thing.

Question:  (and I'm sure I could look this up but just don't feel like it)  Which came first, Dylan's song, the magazine, or the band name?


Muddy Waters
 
2013-05-06 05:26:53 PM

dryknife: Cargo: My first concert was Elvis Presley in 1974, roughly.  I was four.  My dad took me to the airport to see him arrive, and he waved at the crowd of people from his limo.

I remember the concert but don't remember the limo thing.

Question:  (and I'm sure I could look this up but just don't feel like it)  Which came first, Dylan's song, the magazine, or the band name?

Muddy Waters


Correct!
 
2013-05-06 08:16:38 PM

Cargo: My first concert was Elvis Presley in 1974, roughly.  I was four.  My dad took me to the airport to see him arrive, and he waved at the crowd of people from his limo.

I remember the concert but don't remember the limo thing.

Question:  (and I'm sure I could look this up but just don't feel like it)  Which came first, Dylan's song, the magazine, or the band name?


www.nepr.net
 
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