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36 YEARS AGO: Queen Rocks Portland One Last Time

Their first Blimpville appearance was at the Portland Expo on April 28, 1974 then the Lewiston Armory in February of 1975. The third show happened the first year that the Cumberland County Civic Center opened in November of 1977. In 1980 they came back to Portland for the last time, able to leave their fur coats behind for a summer night in Maine.  

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Tonight’s WBLM Mini-Concert

After Dave left Van Halen in 1985, Eddie was on the hunt for a new singer. Rumor has it he asked Patty Smyth of Scandal and she passed, then Eddie asked Daryl Hall after a Hall and Oates concert to sing in Van Halen, but he also declined . Two strikes. But Eddie gets third time lucky when he’s introduced to Sammy Hagar

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38 years ago today, The Doobie Brothers came to the Civic Center just before the release of their massive success Minute By Minute. 

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28 Years Ago: Aerosmith’s Permanent Vacation Tour Returns to Portland!

28 years ago today, Aerosmith rocked a sold out show at the Civic Center! It was the Permanent Vacation tour still ragin’ on. 

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38 Years Ago: Styx Sell-Out Civic Center!

38 years ago, Styx played a sold out show at the Civic Center in Portland.

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WATCH: Kiss ‘Farewell’ Live in Portland!

You may have heard that the "Hottest Band in Land" is returning to Portland on Labor Day weekend. What you might not know about yet is that WBLM is giving the very RARE opportunity to meet them! 

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33 years ago, Loverboy sold out the Civic Center again! The Keep It Up Tour came to Blimpville with the Canadians from Calgary. On August 16,1983, it was the second of three shows during the 80s at Portland’s largest venue, all of them sellouts. 

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38 Years Ago: Foreigner Sold-Out at the Civic Center

It was a sold-out show on August 11, 1978. Foreigner played the Civic Center 38 years ago today.

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Nearly a year after their first appearance in Portland opening for Black SabbathEddie, Alex, Mike, and Dave returned to the Civic Center on August 10, 1979! This time they were the headliners.

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26 Years Ago: The Golden God Rocks Portland!

Remember that time when the singer from Led Zeppelin came to Portland, Maine?

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