Blimp Time-Hop: Billy Joel Plays 1st Concert At CCCC In 1979
41 years ago today, Billy Joel performed live at the Civic Center in Portland for the very first time. It was on the 52nd Street tour.
With WBLM spinning the ‘new’ tracks, My Life and Big Shot as well as deeper cuts like Stiletto and Zanzibar, the CCCC was packed to capacity on April 13, 1979 for the Piano Man and his band.
We can't seem to find the setlist from Billy's 1st Cumberland County Civic Center show. Here's what he played the next night in Providence.
This was the first of 5 appearances at Portland’s biggest venue over the years, all of them were sold-out shows. Thanks for all the love, Billy. When it's safe to go to concerts again, please come back to Maine someday.
In August, he is scheduled to rock Fenway Park for the seventh summer in a row.
Let's watch Billy killin' it live in Houston on 1979's 52nd Street tour. We figured you might have the time to enjoy the whole show. So here we go.