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Sat Jan 20, 2018, 01:24 PM

Madison music history ?

Trying so hard to remember, can anyone answer.....


Back in the 70's there was a music venue downtown between University and Johnson that had some really great shows. Moody Blues among them. Anyway, I think it was the Plasma Center for a long time since. Stone Hearth? That was on park wasn't it?

I realize that there were many memory inhibitors at the time, but please someone?

Thanks much...

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LakeArenal Jan 2018 OP
vicman Jan 2018 #1
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LakeArenal Jan 2018 #3
strangedaysindeed Jan 2018 #4
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #5
Still In Wisconsin Jan 2018 #6
LakeArenal Jan 2018 #7
Still In Wisconsin Jan 2018 #8
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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 05:00 PM

1. Headliners?

624 University?

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Response to vicman (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 05:14 PM

2. Yes I thought maybe the 500 block

That must be it. I knew I could count on DU.

Thanks Vicman. Were we there together separately sometime????

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 07:15 PM

3. As it turns out the place I had in mind was

Dewey’s. Cheap Trick played often. Faces.
Rick Derringer. Siegel Schwall Moody Blues. Sigh. Good old days.

I’ve been reminded Headliners was early 80’s.

I appreciate the help.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:56 AM

4. Where was Dewey's

 

I was a player in Madison beginning in 1980, although I'd been here off an on since 1976, and I don't remember a Dewey's.

I do remember the Stone Hearth, Bunky's on Park, and the Shuffle, on the near west side.

But nothing big enough to house the Moody Blues in that area.

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Response to strangedaysindeed (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 04:44 PM

5. Hey Strange, welcome to DU

Deweys was a hole so it was amazing who played there. It was in a basement or some such. It was on Lake or Frances between Johnson and University. I am class of '74 so I must have been there in the early 70's Cheap Trick and Siegel Schwall played there many times. My friend who reminded me says he saw Rick Derringer there. The Faces played there before Rod. It hopped. I saw the Moodies there and even then I couldn't believe they played there. I think it closed before I graduated. Then the Stone Hearth closed in the 80's because of gang trouble. They tore Stone Hearth down to build some campus thing..

Funny you remember Bunkys. That was quite a bit later than Dewey's. My husband and I didn't meet there but we both worked there. The owner Jim Capadona wound up in a Federal Prison on drug charges. Quite a long stretch I believe. Ben Sidran played Bunkys a couple time. It sorta went bust because all the employees knew where the owner was headed. Clink...

It's fun to reminisce..

Did you appear in a group? Who was it? I probably saw you... Here's looking at you Strange...

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 03:51 PM

6. Also remember Merlyn's

 

U2, Replacements, Iggy Pop, Burning Spear, Suburbs...

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 03:59 PM

7. Was it up by State St?

early '70's?

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 04:12 PM

8. Yup... 70's into early 80's.

 

In one week, in I want to say '82 or '83, REM and U2 both played there. I saw the Replacements there many times in their early days.

The owner was a grade A asshole, but he supported the local music scene.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 04:26 PM

9. A friend and I were just trying to remember that name... Thanks..

And, again, thanks for your comments on yesterday's post.

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