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AUGUST 27: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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Pearl Jam photograph by Martin Benjamin

It’s Throwback Thursday. So we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of August 27 concerts through the years…

2014: The Pine Leaf Boys @ Shepard Park, Lake George
2013: Bridgit Mendler, Alex Aiono @ the Palace Theatre, Albany
2012: Annie & the Hedonists @ Dana Park, Albany
2011: Rest Fest featuring Deer Tick, Titus Andronicus, Steer, Alta Mira, the Red Lions, Barons in the Attic, Scientific Maps, Railbird @ St. Joseph’s Church
2010: Tom Petty & the Heatbreakers, Crosby, Stills & Nash @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2009: James Taylor @ Tanglewood, Tanglewood
2008: The Gourds @ The Linda, Albany
2007: Sarah Pedinotti @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs
2006: Riverfront Blues Festival featuring Murali Coryell @ Riverfront Park, Troy
2005: Journey @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2004: Nils Lofgren @ The Egg, Albany
2003: Rosanne Cash, Hayseed @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2002: Wayne Newton @ the Calvin Theatre, Northampton
2000: Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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ANSWER: JB’s Theatre Pop Quiz

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Yesterday (August 24) marked the 30th anniversary of the grand opening of JB’s Theatre, the concert venue that was located in the former roller rink behind Albany’s Westgate Plaza.

The Trivia Pop Quiz Question was, “How many bands can you name that played the opening weekend of JB’s Theatre?”

GO HERE for readers’ responses…

ANSWER:
AUGUST 24, 1985: Squeeze, the Hooters, the Truth
AUGUST 25, 1985: R.E.M., the Three O’Clock

BONUS POINTS:
Yes, there was a sneak preview pre-opening bash on Friday, August 23. I don’t recall that Eric Burdon performed (as Mark Foster has noted), although he may have. According to my notes from the time, the bands that were scheduled to perform were the Sharks, Rip Roc Bop, Donnybrook Fair, the Fabulous Newports and Johnny Rabb. Can anyone verify who actually played that night?

FLASHBACK: The Grand Opening of JB’s Theatre Was 30 Years Ago Today

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Today (August 24) marks the 30th anniversary of the grand opening of JB’s Theatre, the concert venue that opened in the former roller rink behind Westgate Plaza after JB Scotts burned down.

TRIVIA QUIZ: How many bands can you name that played the opening weekend of JB’s Theatre?

Just write your answer as a comment below. (Comments won’t be revealed until the winner is announced on Tuesday, August 25.) One point for each correct answer; one point deducted for each incorrect answer. High score will win some kinda prize that we dig out of the vast Nippertown archive. In case of a tie, a winner will be selected randomly from the entrants with the most correct answers…

GO HERE for the TRIVIA QUIZ ANSWERS

AUGUST 20: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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James Cotton @ the Chenango Blues Festival, 8/20/11


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday. So we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of August 20 concerts through the years…

2014: Almost Queen @ Rockin’ On the River, Troy
2013: Nick Lowe @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
2012; Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2011: Chenango Blues Festival featuring James Cotton, the North Mississippi All-Stars Duo, Doug MacLeod, Ana Popovic, Darrell Nulisch, more @ Chenango County Fairgrounds, Norwich
2010: Gary U.S. Bonds @ Siro’s, Saratoga Springs
2009: Jimmy Webb @ the Wood Theater, Glens Falls
2008: Neil Diamond @ the Times Union Center, Albany
2007: The Skatalites, Skadee @ Washington Park, Albany
2006: Rockapella @ Tanglewood, Lenox
2005: Melanie @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2004: Jupiter Sunrise, Rory Breaker @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
2003: KC & the Sunshine Band @ the Pepsi Arena, Albany
2002: Poison, Cinderella, Faster Pussycat @ Pepsi Arena, Albany
2000: Big Jack Johnson @ the Horsehoe Tavern, Saratoga Springs
1999: Enuff Znuff @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
1998: Ruth Pelham, Jim Gaudet, Peggy Eyres @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center, Guilderland
1997: NRBQ, Buckwheat Zydeco @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
1996: Tony Bennett @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1995: “Jesus Christ Superstar” @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1994: Mark Chestnut @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1993: Tom Jones @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1992: Kathy Mattea, Mike Reid @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1991: Rod Stewart @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1990: Richard Marx @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1989: Don Henley, Edie Brickell @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1988: Ray Charles with the Phildelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1987: Starship, Cutting Crew @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1986: Three Dog Night @ Heritage Park, Colonie
1985: Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1984: Huey Lewis & the News @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1982: Rick Springfield, the Greg Kihn Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1979: Foreigner @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1978: Pat & Debbie Boone @ Saratoga performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1974: Joni Mitchell @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1972: Tony Bennett @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1969: Led Zeppelin @ the Aerodrome, Schenectady
1968: Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

FLASHBACK: Remembering Robert Plant’s 21st Birthday Party… in Schenectady

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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Robert Plant @ Mountain Jam, 6/5/15

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Happy birthday to Robert Plant, who turns 67 years old today.

Interesting tidbit: 46 years ago, Robert Plant celebrated his 21st birthday in Schenectady (no kidding), and there was quite a star-studded bunch of rockers at the party, too.

GO HERE to read the story…

Flashback: CBS-TV News Report of Woodstock, 8/18/69

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Flashback: 1969 WPTR Super Sound Survey

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

What was the Number One hit record around Nippertown on this date back in 1969?

Survey says…

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AUGUST 13: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

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Junior Marvin of the Wailers @ Alive at Five, 8/13/09


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s Throwback Thursday. So we’re back with another installment of our weekly flashback feature: On This Date in Nippertown Concert History. Check out our round-up of August 13 concerts through the years…

2014: New York State Food Fest featuring Eddie Money, the Blind Spots and Garland Nelson’s Soul Session @ Empire State Plaza Convention Hall, Albany
2013: Q-Ruption featuring Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains, Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Danko Jones, Middle Class Rut, more @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2012: The Defibrillators @ Club Helsinki, Hudson
2011: The Royal Family Affair featuring Soulive, the London Souls, Big Gigantic, Zach Deputy, Pimps of Joytime, more @ Stratton Mountain, South Londonderry
2010: Solid Sound featuring Pronto, the Deep Blue Organ Trio, Bread & Puppet Theatre, the Books @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
2009: The Original Wailers @ Alive at Five, Albany
2008: Bandolero @ Shepard Park, Lake George
2007: Henry Butler, Raisinhead @ Washington Park, Albany
2006: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2005: Loudon Wainwright III @ MASS MoCA, North Adams
2004: John Mayall, Savoy Brown @ The Egg, Albany
2003: NRBQ, Eric Burdon, Burners UK @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
2002: Harlem Boys Choir @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
2000: Burning Spear, Trindad & Tobago Steel Drum Band @ Music Haven, Schenectady
1999: The Glenn Miller Orchestra @ Empire State Plaza, Albany
1998: Seven Nations @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
1997: Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice @ Shepard Park, Lake George
1996: Continental Divide @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
1995: H.O.R.D.E. featuring the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, more @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1994: Woodstock ’94 featuring Aerosmith, Blind Melon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Cypress Hill, Joe Cocker, Melissa Etheridge, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Primus, Rollins Band, Salt‐N‐Pepa, the Band, the Cranberries, Youssou N’Dour, Zucchero, more @ Winston Farm, Saugerties
1993: Christine Santelli & the Dickens @ the Metro, Saratoga Springs
1992: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jim Lauderdale @ the Starlite Music Theatre, Latham
1991: Lollapalooza featuring Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1990: Eric Clapton @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1989: The Bee Gees, the Nylons @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1988: Maura O’Connell @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs
1987: The Righteous Brothers @ the Colonie Coliseum, Latham
1986: Lethal Lipstick, the A.D.’s @ QE2, Albany
1985: Kenny Loggins @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1984: The Thompson Twins @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1979: Gordon Lightfoot @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1978: Foreigner @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
1972: Emerson Lake & Palmer @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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