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  1. First outdoor big name concert I attended featured L.S. and ZZ Top as the headliner on their "World Wide Texas Tour" in 1976.
  2. [QUOTE=guido61;n32529358] Do you guys camp it up at all? I’d totally dig seeing a Yacht Rock band wearing the sailors caps. I’d try to find some young hot girl to mix drinks on stage. Yacht Rock Meets Dean Martin. [/QUOTE] We do camp it up a bit. One guitarist wears a "Captain Steubing" cap, complete with ascot. Drummer often wears rayon shirt showing a few chest hairs. Women vocalists wear halter top type blouses. (We do play an ABBA song.) I usually wear a flowered shirt and sandals if the climate permits. We've only performed a few times.
  3. I am sure Siris did some market research and concluded that there was sufficient demand. In addition to my "80's college rock band", I am in a yacht rock band too. We play infrequently but the audiences seem receptive. As we are playing, most of the audience are singing or dancing. To each his\her own. Peace!
  4. Wearing a shirt on stage with your band's name or logo on it seems innocuous to me. We do it and Mick Jagger has done okay with his career wearing their logo on stage for many years. If your music is good, it probably will not matter what you are wearing.
  5. I enjoyed seeing and agreed with most but here are a few off the top of my head. [B]CCR[/B] Born on the Bayou Green River Willy and the Poor Boys [B]Elvis[/B] Elvis Presley Elvis! Elvis Presley Christmas Album(His only Grammy album.) [B]INXS[/B] Shabooh Shoobah The Swing Listen Like Thieves Kick [B]R.E.M.[/B] Murmur Reckoning Fables of the Reconstruction Life's Rich Pageant Document [B]The Clash[/B] The Clash Give 'Em Enough Rope London Calling
  6. I understand and have empathy for your situation. You know this, but the club owners don't care what you play as long as the patrons are drinking, eating, and having a good time. Have you tried changing your set list, doing more advertising\marketing, seeking other venues, signing with a booking agency, etc.?
  7. $55K sounds pretty good if you are in the South. A friend of mine is in his mid-fifties and doing the solo acoustic grind for many years. He often sleeps in his van but would not trade his almost vagabond lifestyle for anything even though he recently remarried. I hope you have a SEP, paying SS, and depreciating everything you can. +1 on the wedding\corporate angle. I recommend your Journey tribute band try branching out and learn more current pop\rock hits. Also, I don't know the situation, but your singer may get restless and find another band if you guys don't get gigs soo. Good luck!
  8. Sadly, the old American Sound Studio in Memphis where this and other seminal albums were recorded, was demolished and a dollar store is on the spot. However, there is a plaque commemorating the studio.
  9. IMO, stay friends with them but move on. Life is too short and if you are not happy there is no reason to stay.
  10. IMO, Reggie was a very accomplished musician. Elvis, BJ Thomas, Box Tops, Willie, and others liked his style too. [url]https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/01/18/guitarist-reggie-young-dies-memphis-music-elvis-presley-nashville-music/2613780002/[/url] [url]www.reggieyoung.org[/url]
  11. Gibson continues to have financial difficulties IMO, too many kids would rather play Angry Birds, etc., with their phones than play guitar. :{ [URL="https://dailymemphian.com/article/1593/Gibson-moving-Memphis-guitar-production-to-Nashville"]https://dailymemphian.com/article/15...n-to-Nashville[/URL]
  12. A bandmate friend of mine introduced me to Shawn in the mid 1980's. He was overweight but not like he was near his death. My friends knew him when he was a teenager before BOA. They said he practiced many hours per day.
  13. Played a 30 year H.S. reunion on 9/29. Host had distributed flyers to the neighbors. Weather was perfect. Backyard in the heart of an affluent neighborhood. Catered food and libations too, but I could not drink because of meds. :( Friend of ours and his sound company provided PA. We began about 8:30 p.m., a few breaks and played until 10:45 when police shut us down. Rock on!
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