Real stories of some of the greatest bands of the 60's 70's & 80's
Fred’s tours have Little Feat out on the road for “Waiting on Columbus” double live album and his adventures with Lowell George and a contest winner. Then the kick off of the North American tour for Kaya the album and tour that spawned the live recordings of the Babylon by Bus live album for Bob Marley and the Wailers. Fred has to do damage control for the ganja that is bellowing from the stage of Detroit’s Masonic Temple.
Intro: Little Feat “Red Stream Liner”
Middle: Bob Marley “Positive Vibration”
Close: Bob Marley “Could this be love”
As we follow Fred’s tour schedule of 1978 we find ourselves with the Doobie Bros in a 3 night stand at Pine Knob music venue in front of 15,000 fans at the end of July. The Doobie Bros fire off hit after hit and end up taking over a lounge stage at the Holiday Inn after the concert. Then a few days later Fred is with Van Halen for the 3rd time in a few months and they have a few days off after a tour of Japan. Fred has one on one conversations with Diamond David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen so tune in for what went down.
Intro: Doobie Bros “Take me in your arms”
Middle: Doobie Bros “It keeps you Runnin”
End: Van Halen “Feel you love tonight”
Fred Meyers and LA Lloyd were guests of Dudley and Bob with Matt on 93.7 KLBJ-FM on August 1 before the Promotion Man Podcast debuted. There’s some great stories involving U2, Rolling Stones, The Police, Lenny Kravitz and more. Also Fred explains why he dressed up as the Pope for a Rock and Roll road trip across the entire state of Texas!
Fred’s tour schedule heads into the Fall of 1978 and he has The Talking Heads in Ann Arbor and Detroit. The band has released “More songs about buildings and food” and the lead single “Take me to the River” is exploding. In Detroit before the show the band is greeted by Alice Cooper & Bernie Taupin (Elton John’s writing partner) and there is a classic picture of everybody on the website and Facebook page.
Then it’s Thin Lizzy who has a few dates before their Detroit show with an up and coming band AC/DC opening for them. Bonnie Raitt and Foghat both have show’s Fred needs to attend.
But it’s the 4th date of Van Halen in Michigan in 1978 and opening for Black Sabbath at Cobo Arena where the backstage circus is in full swing and one of the last shows with Black Sabbath before Van Halen is a headliner from this point on. Brown M&M’s and the lucky rabbit’s foot.
Intro: Talking Heads “Life during wartime”
Middle: Thin Lizzy “Boys are back in town”
End: Talking Heads “Psycho Killer”