Friday Flashback Flyer: The Chance, April, 1984
Ah, yes, remember ye olde pre-digital days? Those way-back-when days when bands and clubs actually printed up their schedules on paper to staple to telephone poles around town and actually mail out to fans via the U.S. Postal Service?
Well, we’ve dug deep into the vast Nippertown Research Department Deep Storage Facility to retrieve some vintage Local 518 music scene ephemera before it completely disintegrates. (The ephemera, not the scene…)
Yes, it was Absolutely April back in 1984, when The Chance in Poughkeepsie hosted a dizzyingly eclectic array of music makers from Helen Reddy to Twisted Sister, from The Band to Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, from Bonnie Raitt to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from the David Grisman Quartet to a double-bill of Greater Nippertown’s own Blotto with Jeannie Smith & the Hurricanes…
What a killer collection of musical acts! I can’t believe they booked music nearly every night.
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