No photos for this show yet. But check back soon!
No videos for this show yet. But check back soon!
Submit your personal review of a particular show you attended, updates, corrections, etc., which will be considered for addition to the official online archive.You may also contact the webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There's no big mystery about this show, other than how many people saw it. The place where it happened was called the Wheaton Youth Center, which basically was an indoor basketball court with a performance stage at one end and some other rooms with vending machines and maybe a TV and jukebox in there, there were pool tables and maybe ping pong also. At the time the DJ Barry Richards was booking shows for touring national/international acts at various small venues around the DC Metro area, among them the Wheaton Youth Center, which probably could hold a few hundred at most. Among the bands that Richards booked were the Small Faces (Rod Stewart era), Iggy Pop, The Grin (Nils Lofgren), Tyrannosaurus Rex, and so forth. Basically most of these groups were the post-Woodstock wave of hard rock groups, many of whom were on the road to the big time, but hadn't made it there yet and were playing anywhere they could trying to get a foothold with the big time USA audiences.
I wish I'd seen a lot of these shows but I was 13/14 years old when they happened & a lot of parents (such as mine) in those days didn't let kids that age traipse off to rock shows, even if they were just down the street.