Today we celebrate the legendary guitar powerhouse who brought together rock, blues, and jazz to create an unmistakable signature sound. The late great Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble made their first and only appearance at the Civic Center, 32 years ago.
30 years ago, Roger Waters brought his Radio KAOS tour to Maine! We remember a big circular projection screen and mind-blowing quadrophonic sound. There was also a telephone booth set up for fans to call the stage and ask Roger questions.
We count 5 trips to Maine from George Thorogood over the years. His first concert in Blimpville was at the Expo in 1985 on the Maverick tour. The next time he brought the show to Portland with the Destroyers happened on the Born to Be Bad tour in 1988.
The incredible one-armed drummer we call the ‘Thunder God’, Rick Allen turns 54 today. He was born on November 1, 1963 in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England and has been in Def Leppard since 1978, joining the band on his 15th birthday.