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Big D Big Sound Survey - November 28, 1969 The Hartford Courant - March 11, 1971 Big D Big Sound Survey - September 18, 1970

audio - October 29, 1964 Dick Robinson & Ron Landry at The Big D Big Show, October 29, 1964
audio - September 25, 1972
Yes, The Eagles and the Edgar Winter Group performed at Dillon Stadium on September 25, 1972;
Dick McDonough
urged you not to miss it

audio - December 30, 1972
Charlie Parker invites us to the December 1972 Blood, Sweat & Tears Big D Big Show
audio: montage of Big D Big Show promos from producer Dan Siemasko's demo reel Listen to an early 1970s montage of Big D Big Show promos from producer Dan Siemasko's demo reel

Big D Big Sound Survey - July 20, 1973 ticket to December 27, 1966 Big D Big Show - Young Rascals

While no means complete, this list indicates the calibre of concert acts promoted by WDRC over the years.

 
  November 10, 1963
Dick Clark, Paul & Paula, The Ronettes,
The Tymes, Bobby Vee, Little Eva
Bushnell

February 23, 1964
Four Seasons, The Angels, The Sapphires, Link Wray,
Freddie Cannon, The Chiffons, Little Peggy March Five Satins,
George McCannon III, The Sapphires
Bushnell

May 31, 1964
Danny Thomas, Bobby Rydell
Bushnell

June 27, 1964
Dick Clark, Major Lance, The Shirelles,
George McCannon III, Brian Hyland, Gene Pitney
Bushnell

October 29, 1964
Roy Orbison, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas,
The Angels, The Hondells, Ronnie Dove
Bushnell

December 29, 1964
Four Seasons, Jumpin' Gene Simmons, Candy & The Kisses,
Bernadette Carroll, Jerry Green and The Passengers
Bushnell

February 6, 1965
Al Martino
Bushnell

April 22, 1965
Gene Pitney, Bobby Goldsboro, The Bill Black Combo,
Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Chad & Jeremy, Vic Dana,
Brian Hyland, The Reflections, The Crystals, The Bill Black Combo,
Leanne Leyden, Darin D'Anna, Ronnie Cochrane
Bushnell

May 10, 1965
The ABC-TV Shindig Show (Jimmy O'Neill,
Gerry & The Pacemakers, Shirley Ellis, The Dixie Cups)
Bushnell

October 1, 1965
The Righteous Brothers
Bushnell

November, 1965
Sonny & Cher
Bushnell

January 30, 1966
Four Seasons, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Bushnell

June 14, 1966
Danny Thomas, Simon & Garfunkle, The Tokens
Bushnell

December 27, 1966
The Young Rascals, Tommny James and the Shondells,
Chicago Loop, Percy Sledge, Gurus, The Bluebeats,
The Van Dykes, The Cryan Shames
Bushnell

August 23, 1967
The Young Rascals
Bushnell

November 20, 1967
Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, Soul Survivors
Bushnell

November 22, 1967
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Bushnell

March 22, 1968
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Bushnell

April 25, 1968
Bill Cosby
Bushnell

May 5, 1968
Beach Boys
Bushnell

May 18, 1968
Young Rascals
Bushnell

June 23, 1968
Vanilla Fudge, Ultimate Spinach, Al Anderson & The Wildweeds
Bushnell

August 10, 1968
Wilson Pickett
Bushnell

September 20, 1968
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap plus Marty Brill,
The Boss Tweeds, The Seventh Sense
Bushnell

November 25, 1968
Beach Boys, Grass Roots
Bushnell

December 31, 1968
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
The New York Rock and Roll Ensemble
Bushnell

February 13, 1969
The Turtles, Canned Heat
Bushnell

April 3, 1969
Steppenwolf
Bushnell

April 11, 1969
Bill Cosby
Bushnell

May 1, 1969
Beach Boys, Grass Roots

May 7, 1969
Jose Feliciano
Bushnell

May 28, 1969
Dionne Warwick, David Frye
Bushnell

October 5, 1969
Supremes
Bushnell

October 15, 1969
Donavon
Bushnell

November 30, 1969
The Rascals and Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Bushnell

February 8, 1970
Three Dog Night
Bushnell

February 27, 1970
Bobby Sherman & The Storm Troopers
Bushnell

February 28, 1970
Dionne Warwick, David Frye
Bushnell

August 6, 1970
Englebert Humperdinck & The Young Americans
Dillon Stadium

September 25, 1970
Blues, Rock, Jazz Film Supershow from London featuring
Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Steve Stills, Chris Mercer, Jack Bruce,
The Roland Kirk Quartet, Buddy Miles, The Modern Jazz Quartet,
Dallas Taylor, Buddy Guy, Colosseum
Bushnell

October 9, 1970
Chicago
Bushnell

October 18, 1970
The Temptations
Bushnell

March 4, 1971
Bill Cosby, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Bushnell

March 26, 1971
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
comedian Joey Villa
Bushnell

August 13, 1971
Black Sabbath, Sweathog
Bushnell

November 25, 1971
The Carpenters, Denny Brooks
Bushnell

January 24, 1972
Carly Simon, The New York Rock & Roll Ensemble
Bushnell

July 10, 1972
Rod Stewart & Faces, Badfinger, Captain Beyond
Dillon Stadium

August 4, 1972
Alice Cooper
Dillon Stadium

September 1, 1972
The Allman Brothers
Dillon Stadium

October 7, 1972
Rare Earth
Bushnell

November 4, 1972
Four Seasons
Bushnell

November 19, 1972
Loggins & Messina with Casey Kelly
Bushnell

February 18, 1973
The Carpenters
Bushnell

April 5, 1973
Procul Harum
University of Hartford

June 23, 1973
The Allman Brothers
Dillon Stadium

July 6, 1973
J. Geils Band, Humble Pie, Frampton's Camel
Dillon Stadium

August 5, 1973
Three Dog Night, T-Rex, Ruben and the Jets
Dillon Stadium

February 14, 1975
Bobby Vinton
Bushnell

April 17, 1975
Barry Manilow
Bushnell

April 21, 1977
America, Burton Cummings
Hartford Civic Center

August 20, 1977
Jay & The Americans, The Brooklyn Bridge, Little Anthony,
The Belmonts, The Angels, The Drifters, The Coasters

September 10, 1977
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Blood Sweat & Tears
Hartford Civic Center

November 11, 1977
Average White Band, Tower of Power
Hartford Civic Center

November 3, 1977
Emerson Lake & Palmer
New Haven Coliseum

November 18, 1977
Jethro Tull
Hartford Civic Center

December 3, 1977
Judy Collins
Bushnell

January 12, 1978
Debbie Boone
Hartford Civic Center

January 29, 1978
Emerson Lake & Palmer
Springfield Civic Center

February 2, 1978
Barry White with the Love Unlimited Orchestra
Springfield Civic Center

September 13, 1978
Bruce Springsteen
Springfield Civic Center

October 19, 1978
Harry Chapin
Springfield Civic Center

February 8, 1979
Sha Na Na
Hartford Jai Alai Fronton

December 7, 1984
The Legends of Rock & Roll including Freddie Cannon, The Crystals,
The Diamonds, The Platters, Bo Diddley, Tommy Roe, Martha Reeves
& the Vandellas, Mary Wells, Junior Walker & the All Stars
Hartford Civic Center

 

 

 
 
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