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Posted: Apr 15, 2007 8:10 am
1973? Auditorium North Hall or Orpheum?

Posted: Apr 15, 2007 10:02 am
orpheum was a movie theater at that point. Most likely North Hall. Too early for South Hall.
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 10:11 am | Edited by: Rumpleforeskin
Definitely the South Hall -I was there. Friday, Sept 21 ,1973. Stooges opened . "Raw Power " had just been released. David Johanson was arrested because the Memphis police said he tried to incite a riot. the review the next day in the paper( might have been Press Scimitar) had the blurb about Gram Parsons getting burned up next to it. The following Monday 's news was all about the Jim Croce plane crash which overshadowed tghe Parsons story.
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 10:12 am
Ross Johnson was there too . He can verify.
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 11:12 am
thanks B rumple!
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 3:17 pm
Terri Gross interviewed Johansen about getting arrested in Memphis. The interview can be heard at
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 4:45 pm
Weird, I'm on a big FBB/GP kick right now, and he keep showing up in all of these threads.
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 5:03 pm
What I meant was too early for the North Hall. I don't think that one came around til a couple years later. South Hall had some great shows in the early '70s!
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 5:03 pm
Ron Hall has an AMAZING story about driving the Dolls around Memphis the day of the show.
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 8:29 pm
Hendrix played the North Hall in April '69 ( Noel Redding pulling double duty as opener with Fat Mattress). There shows there even earlier (Lovin Spoonful in 66?) The first show I saw there was The Who in June 1970. Bowie had played three shows there and Lou Reed once in the year before the Dolls show. the Dolls were far from the first glitter act to play at the Auditorium- Liberace played a show in the fifties there and they had to open both halls at once because he drew such a big crowd. I'm sure Gladys Presley was in attendance. The Ellis Auditorium should have been left standing.
Posted: Apr 15, 2007 10:01 pm
Posted: Apr 16, 2007 5:47 am
whoah. that's almost repro-able!
Posted: Apr 16, 2007 1:42 pm
Eric! Buy it, do it!!!!!!
Posted: Apr 16, 2007 5:03 pm
I think you could probably do it from the scans!
Posted: Apr 16, 2007 5:16 pm
that's almost repro-able!
I'm suspicious that that T shirt may already be a repro if not an outright fake.
Posted: Apr 16, 2007 11:20 pm
I talked to some guy that saw that show last week.He was REAL DRUNK
Posted: Apr 19, 2007 10:33 pm
It went for $344.99
Posted: Apr 20, 2007 1:17 am
at UM there's some press-scimitar photos of Iggy from that show.
Posted: Aug 9, 2016 11:41 am
Flier for the concert. "A Band You're Gonna Like
Whether You Like It Or Not"https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8776/28873067825_c2f2bf3551_o.jpg
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