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Harlan59
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« on: January 01, 2016, 11:51:10 am »

So last night (Happy New Year btw) I was talking about the great 30th anniversary of Farm Aid show this fall in Chicago, and the first farm aid I was at in Champaign with friends at our party last night. I said I saw John for the first time as an opening act at the Assembly Hall in Champaign in '78, or '79, or sometime about them, maybe as an opener for a Springsteen show (or someone else perhaps my memory is muddled) and was told this never happened. Can any one confirm this ?
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 01:06:44 pm »

So last night (Happy New Year btw) I was talking about the great 30th anniversary of Farm Aid show this fall in Chicago, and the first farm aid I was at in Champaign with friends at our party last night. I said I saw John for the first time as an opening act at the Assembly Hall in Champaign in '78, or '79, or sometime about them, maybe as an opener for a Springsteen show (or someone else perhaps my memory is muddled) and was told this never happened. Can any one confirm this ?

John did several arena opening slots in the US, The Kinks, Kiss, Heart most notably. He never opened up for Springsteen.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 01:21:10 pm »

Thanks Tony!  - is there a record anywhere of John doing an arena opener at the Assembly Hall in Champaign on this era ? I'd like to figure out what show I saw him.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 12:52:20 pm »

Thanks Tony!  - is there a record anywhere of John doing an arena opener at the Assembly Hall in Champaign on this era ? I'd like to figure out what show I saw him.

Not any official record connected with John or his website. I think your best bet is to keep posting here, maybe post/ask on Facebook and the YahooGroups Human Wheels mailing list.
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