Portland Concerts

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He was a singer, a songwriter, a record producer, an arranger, an actor and a painter born David Jones in Brixton, London, England on January 8, 1947. Was there anything this guy couldn't do?
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28 years ago today, the Dr. Feelgood World Tour made a stop in Portland, Maine. On December 14, 1989, it was a sold-out show at the Civic Center.
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When Aerosmith came to Portland on December 6, 1979, Steven Tyler passed out onstage which brought the show to a halt. It was a Thursday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
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40 years ago, Jethro Tull played their first show at the newly opened Civic Center. This was on the Songs from the Wood tour, blending folk rock and hard rock for a sold-out Portland crowd.
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This weekend, we remember one of the last shows of the Seventies with the original line-up of Aerosmith and a show without Brad Whitford and Joe Perry. Both were on a November 19th at the Civic Center. Sadly, heavy drug use and bad vibes seemed to dominate this period.
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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.
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27 years ago, ‘The Thundah from Down Undah’ came back to Portland for their 6th sold-out night since their first concert at the CCCC in 1985.

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