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(My) The Concert

Wiki ~ Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival (Bull Island)

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1972 ~ Memorial Day Weekend / Griffin, Indiana


The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was a rock festival held on the Labor Day weekend of 1972 near Griffin, Indiana on Bull Island, a strip of land in Illinois but on the Indiana side of the Wabash River. A crowd estimated at 200,000 to 300,000 attended the concert.

The scheduled lineup included Black Sabbath, Joe Cocker, Allman Brothers, John Mayall, Cheech & Chong, Canned Heat, Fleetwood Mac, Ballin' Jack, Amboy Dukes, Bob Seger, Bang, Ravi Shankar, Albert King, Brownsville Station, Mike Quatro, Gentle Giant, Black Oak Arkansas, Eagles, The Chambers Brothers, Boones Farm, Slade, Nazareth, and Delbert & Glenn.

However, only a few bands such as Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, Black Oak Arkansas, Ramatam, Mike Quatro, Bang, Cheech and Chong, Foghat, Albert King, Brownsville Station, Santana, Canned Heat, Flash, Ravi Shankar, Rory Gallagher, Lee Michaels and Frosty, Eagles, The Amboy Dukes, Farm and Gentle Giant actually performed. Vince Vance and the Valiants played after Ted Nugent of The Amboy Dukes.


(HEY newsflash media peeps, not everyone that played is on the above list :)

(My) Other Concerts

1968 Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Lake Spivey, ? GA

1969 The Allman Brothers ~ Piedmont Park
1969 Richie Havens ~ Chastain Park, Atlanta
1970 Black Sabbath ~ Atlanta Civic Center
1970 Eric Clapton ~ Atlanta Civic Center
1970 Led Zeppelin ~ Atlanta Civic Center
1972 Cat Stevens ~ Redwood Park, San Francisco
1975 Bob Seger ~ Dog Days, Georgia Tech, Atlanta
1975 Foreigner ~ Dog Days, Georgia Tech, Atlanta

1976 Allman Brothers ~ Dog Days, Georgia Tech, Atlanta
1976 Lynryd Skynyrd ~ Dog Days, Georgia Tech, Atlanta
1978 ZZ Top ~ Galveston, Texas,
1983 George Thorogood and the Destroyers ~New Orleans Super Dome
1983 The Rolling Stones ~ New Orleans Super Dome

1985 BB King / Bobby Blue Bland ~ Columbus Civic Center, GA
2004 Bob Dylan ~ Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Birmingham
2007 ZZ Top ~ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Birmingham
2009 Alison Krauss / Robert Plant ~ Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham
2011 Robert Plant and the Band of Joy ~ Fox Theater, Atlanta

2013 Fleetwood Mac ~ ? Center Atlanta

2014 Roseanne Cash / Blue Ridge Parkway
(dude, there might have been others, but, you know... ?)

My 100 Greatest Hits +/-
Nope, this isn't so much about great songs or great music as it is about
songs that each have a unique ability to produce small forgotten memories
of my youth. Some of them also have the ability to bring you up out of
a chair like you had dynamite strapped to yo butt : )

The Songs

Aerosmith - The Other Side
Arlo Guthrie - Coming In To Los Angeles
BB King - The Thrill is Gone
Bad Company - Bad Company  1973
Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone ~ 65
Bob Seger - Turn the Page
Boz Scaggs - Somebody Loan Me a Dime (Long version w/Duane Allman)
Brewer and Shipley - One Toke Over the Line
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Canned Heat - On the Road Again
Carol King - You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman ~ 71
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen - Armadillo Stomp
Country Joe and the Fish - I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Crosby, Stills, Nash and young - Cowgirl in the Sand
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Eric Burdon & War - Spill The Wine ~ 70
Eric Clapton - Sunshine Of Your Love ~ 67
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Fog Hat - I just Wanna Make Love To You
Foreigner - Cold as Ice
George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Bad to the Bone
Heart - Black Velvet
Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor ~ 71
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ~ 68
Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
Jethro Tull - Aqualung ~ 71
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze ~ 67
Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust
Joni Mitchell - Clouds ~ 69
Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From my Friends ~ 69
Led Zeppelin - When the Levy Breaks
Linda Ronstadt - Will You Love Me Tomorrow ~ 70
Lynryd Skynyrd - Simple Man
Mountain - Mississippi Queen ~ 72
Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand
Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay ~ 68
Pat Benetar - Heartbreaker ~ 79
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years ~ 75
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (part 2)
Procal Harem - A Whiter Shade of Pale ~ 67
Richie Havens - Woodstock
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
Rod Stewart - Maggie May ~ 71
Santana - Black Magic Woman ~ 70
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ 70
Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild ~ 68
The Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
The Band - Stage Fright ~ 70
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations ~ 66
The Beatles - Yesterday ~ 65
The Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels
The Doors - Light my Fire ~ 67
The Eagles - Desperado ~ 73
The Grateful Dead - Truckin'
The Lovin Spoonful - Summer in the City
The Rolling Stones - Paint it Black ~ 66
The Steve Miller Band - Keep on Rockin' Me Baby
The Supremes - Baby Love ~ 64
The Temptations - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me ~ 68
The Who - Tommy ~ 69
Ike and Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Tom Petty - Live Like a Refugee
Traffic - Low Spark of High Heeled Boys ~ 71
Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On
Yes - Roundabout
ZZ Top - LaGrange

^ climb up.