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deaconblues63

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Oct 25, 2012
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was at this show, humble pie opened. in my top 5 shows i seen.

I read this just yesterday:

On July 9, the same week the Fillmore West closed, Detroit rockers Grand Funk Railroad sold out Shea Stadium to an audience larger than the Beatles had in 1965. Tickets sold out in 72 hours, faster than any act before them. Grand Funk arrived by helicopter and strolled to the stage accompanied by "Thus Spake Zarathustra" (better knows as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey). Grand Funk Railroad hadn't scored any huge hits up to this point, which made their achievement even more triumphant. Insiders began imaging what size audiences a massive band like the Rolling Stones could draw if they ever finished whatever they were doing in France.

Read More: July 1971: The Summer When Rock Grew Up | https://ultimateclassicrock.com/july-1971-rock/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
 

joey12508

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Aug 7, 2008
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I read this just yesterday:

On July 9, the same week the Fillmore West closed, Detroit rockers Grand Funk Railroad sold out Shea Stadium to an audience larger than the Beatles had in 1965. Tickets sold out in 72 hours, faster than any act before them. Grand Funk arrived by helicopter and strolled to the stage accompanied by "Thus Spake Zarathustra" (better knows as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey). Grand Funk Railroad hadn't scored any huge hits up to this point, which made their achievement even more triumphant. Insiders began imaging what size audiences a massive band like the Rolling Stones could draw if they ever finished whatever they were doing in France.

Read More: July 1971: The Summer When Rock Grew Up | https://ultimateclassicrock.com/july-1971-rock/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
was crazy loud, the stands were bouncing, place was packed.
 

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