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History of The Who’s Tommy: 55 Years Ago

By billpetro / May 23, 2024 /

HISTORY OF THE WHO’s TOMMY Fifty-five years ago today, on May 23, 1969, the British rock group The Who released the double-album rock opera Tommy in the U.K. Commercially, the record went Gold in the U.K. and Double Platinum in the U.S. It was released in the U.S. on May 17 or 19; reports vary.…

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Concert Review: The Who Hits Back – Denver

By billpetro / October 18, 2022 /

CONCERT REVIEW: THE WHO HITS BACK AT DENVER’S BALL ARENA “The Who Hits Back,” last night at Ball Arena in Denver, is the rescheduling of a concert that was to occur over two years ago but was postponed. I’ve been asked: “Aren’t they mostly dead?” No, I answered, that’s the Grateful Dead, who, ironically, I…

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Concert Review: James Taylor at Broadmoor World Arena

By billpetro / July 20, 2022 /

Concert Review: James Taylor at the Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs I’ve seen James Taylor perform perhaps a dozen times over the last 43 years in venues large and small. While I’ve previously seen him at the Broadmoor World Arena, it was back when it was just the World Arena, an ice rink in Colorado…

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Concert Review: History of the Eagles

By billpetro / October 6, 2013 /

Concert review of the “History of the Eagles” tour at the Denver Pepsi Center.

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Concert Review: James Taylor and Carole King Troubadour Reunion in Denver

By billpetro / July 17, 2010 /

CONCERT REVIEW: JAMES TAYLOR AND CAROLE KING TROUBADOUR REUNION IN DENVER Peanut Butter and Chocolate… Two great tastes in music came together for the Troubadour Reunion tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their first time performing together at The Troubadour Club in Los Angeles originally in 1970. The reunion concert was held at the Troubadour…

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History of the Beach Boys

By Bill Petro / March 7, 2009 /

CONCERT REVIEW: THE BEACH BOYS AT THE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY Nothing says fun, fun, fun more than walking into the Arnold Hall at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and seeing attendees in their ’60s and ’70s who have “brought their own bottle”… of oxygen. Admittedly, the Academy is located 7,250 feet…

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Concert Review: James Taylor at Red Rocks in Denver

By billpetro / August 10, 2008 /

Concert Review: James Taylor at Red Rocks in Denver In December I was in Tokyo. I’d been in Asia for 2 weeks already and I was worn out, cold, lonely, and homesick. As I walked by a Starbucks in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, I heard the strains of James Taylor. It took me home.…

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Concert Review: Stevie Wonder at Coors Amphitheater in Denver

By billpetro / July 4, 2008 /

Concert Review: Stevie Wonder at Coors Amphitheater in Denver Stevie Wonder has toured only once since 1988. It’s been 13 years since he has graced Denver with a concert, and Denver welcomed him back with open arms to Fiddler’s Green at the Coors Amphitheater. Despite starting 30 minutes late, he played for over two hours…

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Concert Review: Doobie Brothers at Colorado State Fair

By billpetro / September 3, 2007 /

DOOBIE BROTHERS AT COLORADO STATE FAIR The end of the Summer concert season was unusual — there’s something about catching a favorite music group at a State Fair. The Doobie Brothers, who I haven’t seen live since the mid 80’s, appeared here after two warm up groups. They took the stage with 5 people in…

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Concert Review: Diana Krall at Red Rocks in Denver

By billpetro / August 29, 2007 /

CONCERT REVIEW: DIANA KRALL AT RED ROCKS IN DENVER I discovered this singer several years ago while traveling through Canada when my wife played me her CD. I asked her “Who is this fabulous old black singer? She sounds like Ella Fitzgerald.” When she showed me the CD cover, I was stunned. Diana Krall is…

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at Red Rocks in Denver

By billpetro / July 18, 2006 /

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG AT RED ROCKS IN DENVER The show called “An Evening with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,” Freedom Of Speech ’06 was one of three sold-out events at the Denver Red Rocks open-air amphitheatre. Their first tour since 2002 started in July in Philadelphia. Their 2000 reunion tour was their first…

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Concert Review: Paul McCartney at Pepsi Center in Denver

By billpetro / November 13, 2005 /

PAUL MCCARTNEY AT PEPSI CENTER IN DENVER Sir Paul McCartney last visited the Denver Pepsi Center in 2002, where he performed what has now been captured on his album Back in the US. It was the best concert I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been going to major concerts for 35 years. Why was this?…

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