On June 14, 1977, it was the Portland arrival of Ronnie Van Zant and the guitar triple threat of Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, and Steve Gaines along with Billy Powell on keyboards, Leon Wilkinson on bass and Artimus Pyle on drums.
On June 3, 1986, that “lil’ ol’ band from Texas” returned to Portland for their 5th appearance at the Cumberland County Civic Center. ZZ Top brought along their futuristic melding of blues guitar and dance beats to the stage for the first of two sold-out nights.
42 years ago today, Eric Clapton played a sold-out show in Portland, Maine. This was the Guitar God's first time at the CCCC. Blues great McKinley Morganfield best known as Muddy Waters, was also on the bill.
We’ll celebrate Billy’s 71st today with audio of a great story from Maine’s King of Comedy, Bob Marley. The Squier show at the Civic Center in 1983 was his first concert experience and he has some wicked funny memories of it to share.