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Old 04-22-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Jimi Hendrix had a way of connecting with his audience when I saw him at the Municipal Auditorium. Totally relaxed, cool and friendly on stage . He was having fun performing his songs and we were having fun listening to him. He made it look so easy!
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Yes indeed but I reckon what got the '60s started musically in SA
were the Rolling Stones when they played the Teen Fair in the summer of 1964.
Believe it or not that gig was at Joe Freeman Coliseum and it wasn't a sell out because only a few people ever heard of them then.
That was the Stones' first American tour and they were still down and dirty
and mighty rough around the edges mostly doing hard core blues.

Bud, my parents had free tickets and we all went

they did a show in San Bernadino CA.
That was their first date in the USA.
Joe Freeman was their second appearance on this side of the pond.

Bill Wyman was the band historian,
he says in his book - Stone Alone -
that the first thing they did here in the Alamo City,
was to go to a Pawn Shop, where they all bought guns,
then they went out to the edge of town and shot rattlesnakes.


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When the teen fair was announced my older sister sent in a picture of my mom in one of those old ancient swim suit's.
She won tickets to see Bobby Vee. I was too young to go.
They added the Rolling Stones to that show after the tickets were sold (I think).


My sister hated the Rolling Stones.
She thought they were just a bunch of greasy hoods!
Back then they probably were.

Dwang, thanks for refreshing my memory
I never could remember if it was Bobby Vinton or Bobby Vee
Actually, I don't even care.

At one point in the show MJ ran out to the edge of the stage
saying he saw something
then he stomped it with his foot
and said - I think it was a beetle.

When they left, the announcer, maybe it was Bruce Hathaway,
did a countdown - 10 9 8 .... 3 2 1
the Rolling Stones are now out of the Joe Freeman Coliseum.
and the small crowd cheered.
I was disappointed so my brother and I went exploring.
Turns out the Stones had not left,
they were in the corridor posing for snapshots
with some of the local cutie pies.


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I remember Jimi walking on stage and leaving exactly an hour later.

He did the same thing spinning round and round
playing too loud and then leaving. Just fulfilling there contracts.

It was way different when I saw him at Municipal Auditorium a year or two earlier

When I flew up from corpus for that show at the MA,
Hendrix and the boys, Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell???
were arriving at the same time.

They all three had the giant puffball Afros,
Jimi, the tall guy, was bouncing the two little Brits,
like basketballs down the corridor there in the terminal.

One of the highlights of the show was Jimi squirting lighter fluid
on his guitar then striking a match to it.

He also played it behind his head and with his tongue
though not at the same time



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I used to go all the way back and up to the top of the Arena.
I use to love the way the bands sounded back there.

yessir way in the back was a real good spot.


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Thank you for mentioning Hendrix at Municipal Auditorium Dwangle ol' buddy
as that's a lovely thot in itself.
I really love that old place since they bussed us school kids down there
from junior highs around town after lunch at 1 pm on Fridays to hear
the symphony orchestra rehearse by playing parts of their Saturday night program.

yeah, we did the Symphony trips too.

Some other bands I heard at the Municipal Aud -

Eric Burden and the Animals
EB is a little guy, he came out and circled the band setup
doing somersaults cartwheels and flips
I think they closed the show with We Gotta Get Outta This Place

The Who
yeah the smashed all their equipment and tossed some of it into the audience

Country Joe and the Fish
Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
Barry Melton, one of my favorite guitar players
layed on the floor on his back picking away like a madman

John Lee Hooker
met him out front when he came walking up alone
carrying a beat up guitar case

Savoy Brown
I Feel Alright With My Needle and Spoon

Cheech and Chong
Opened the show for Savoy Brown
it was some kinda benefit for either Ursuline or Providence Girls School
and the audience was full of nuns
they were having a great time
even cracking up over a joke about kotex
something about uptight tieDyed and outtaSight.

Johnny Winter
shiny clothes Johnny
first time I heard him at the Vulcan
he was wearing a white tShirt with holes in it.

heard Bob Dylan there twice
first was in 76 - the Rolling Thunder Revue
he played one of my all time favorites - Idiot Wind
Scarlet Rivera on electric Violin they did Isis
Kinky Friedman all decked out
Roger McGuinn
Bob Neuwirth
Joan Baez

then again in April 06
Merle Haggard opened the show



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Does anyone remember Hobby land?
It was on Mccullough I believe. It was an old house.
They had a train you could ride on and a Slot car track in the basement.

Plastic models were standard gifts for boy's and I alway's loved putting them together.

I do remember Ces and Ronnie's HobbyLand. A real fine place.

We got most of our model cars at Winn's at North Towne Plaza



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Many thanx Mud for your broad and deep recollections of the wild & wooly days in SA's crazy places.


Here by the way is the 13th Floor Elevators poster I managed to save from once upon a time in Austin.


Thanks for posting the poster.


Yep those were wild and wooly daze....

Anybody remember Drab's Cactus Farm
Before peyote was outlawed.

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Old 04-22-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Do you remember that everybody hated Johnny Winter? They would alway's Boo him off the stage..It was a ritual!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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Add "Haunted House Night Club" next to Big John's , Steak and Ale, First Mate, and Treasure Island Restaurant, TeePee Steakhouse.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I miss the Steak and Ale!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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I miss the Steak and Ale!!
And Pelicans Warf!
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I completely forgot about Pelican's Wharf!!! Thanks Cat! Where was that 410 near Austin Hwy???? I think that was the name of one in Rockport we used to go to!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx.
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Anybody remember Drab's Cactus Farm Before peyote was outlawed.
Didn't recall the name but certainly the place tho only once and in the dark. Maybe one enlightened day we will be allowed once again to imbibe whatever we want without fear of persecution, prosecution and all the other forms of mind control known today as law and order.
Meanwhile, on my one and only visit to the TeePee Steakhouse (circa 1972), while trying to impress my date, I ordered the "chateau briand" not even knowing what it was. Had heard it in movies and TV shows set in fancy eateries, I figured it must be something special. Well it was backstrap and simply the most delicious bit of beef that has ever passed my lips. Served on a large platter for two, bordered with rosettes of mashed potatoes, we could have eaten it with spoons it was so dang tender and perfectly seared outside cooked just to pink inside and truly tasty. About 20 bucks as I recall, back when that was a day's pay but it was worth it and then some.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Do you remember that everybody hated Johnny Winter? They would alway's Boo him off the stage..It was a ritual!!
NO!!! Why??? I thought he was cool!

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Didn't recall the name but certainly the place tho only once and in the dark. Maybe one enlightened day we will be allowed once again to imbibe whatever we want without fear of persecution, prosecution and all the other forms of mind control known today as law and order.

And maybe we could do it with out puking our guts out!!!


Meanwhile, on my one and only visit to the TeePee Steakhouse (circa 1972), while trying to impress my date, I ordered the "chateau briand" not even knowing what it was. Had heard it in movies and TV shows set in fancy eateries, I figured it must be something special. Well it was backstrap and simply the most delicious bit of beef that has ever passed my lips. Served on a large platter for two, bordered with rosettes of mashed potatoes, we could have eaten it with spoons it was so dang tender and perfectly seared outside cooked just to pink inside and truly tasty. About 20 bucks as I recall, back when that was a day's pay but it was worth it and then some.
So did you steal her heart????
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Has anyone ever eaten at the Hemisfair Tower Restaurant? I took a date there once years ago -like late seventies- and it wasn't bad (I was trying to impress her!) Maybe this sould be a different thread.
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