Well, TicketMaster was always the one that was used around here when the "Three Stooges", a.k.a. the prosecuted city commisioners were running things, before and after they were sent to prison. Bud, Mobile, AL
Wasn't JAM a concert promoter?I don't remember too many ticket prices. But, on my wages back in the 70s, I didn't have too much of a problem buying them. I saw bands like the Grateful Dead, Styx, Angel, Heart, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, UFO, Rush, and Frank Zappa back then.Then in the 80s, I always liked going to First Avenue to see bands. I don't think I paid more than $10 there. And I got to see Leon Redbone there.I think that the highest price I paid for tickets was to see Paul McCartney or the Rolling Stones in the 90s. If I remember right, it cost me around $35 to see Van Morrison (John Lee Hooker opened for him). And it was fairly reasonable to see Boz Scaggs and Taj Mahal at the Minnesota Zoo.The first concert I remember was when I was young when my parents took me to a George Jones/Tammy Wynette concert.
This is one area of my life where my memory doesn't serve me well. I guess it is because I didn't attend that many concerts, and when I did, it was usually with tickets from the radio station where I was working at the time. In Pine Bluff, I saw Steve Martin, Barbara Mandrell and the Statler Brothers, Willie Nelson and others. In Little Rock, it was the Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, and others. The price that sticks in my mind is in the $10-12 range, but even that is fuzzy. I do remember that a friend of mine (who I voiced commercials for in Arkadelphia on the radio) gave me and my wife two tickets to the Voodoo Lounge concert at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. That was the Rolling Stones (with Bryan Adams opening) in 1995. The tickets were $95 EACH. If we had not received those free tickets, I can assure you we would not have attended.Richard Robinson
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