It's very cool that Portland Deadheads got to hear a new song called Touch of Grey almost 5 years before it was recorded. It was how they started the second set that night and you can listen to it here.
AC/DC was touring in support of their (kinda sorta) greatest hits album, Who Made Who which was also the soundtrack to Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive. Wonder if Maine’s King of Horror was in the audience that night? We 'bout 'magine.
32 years ago, the die-hard VH fans of Portland Maine got to witness the greatness of live ‘Van Hagar’ for the first time! Eddie, Alex, Michael, and new guy Sammy brought the 5150 tour to the Civic Center for 2 nights on August 23 & 24 1986.
40 years ago today, The Doobie Brothers came to the Civic Center on the brink of their massive success Minute By Minute. On August 23, 1978, it was a sold-out show in Portland on the Livin’ on the Fault Line tour!