50 years ago

Matt Sarad

Apr 29, 2003
Buckers Field!
Wikd Turkey opened for 10 Years After my Senior year of high school here on Bakersfield. Same auditorium where I saw Hendrix,Trower, Lee Michaels,Wishbone Ash, Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio,
Allman Brothers, Rare Earth, Tower of Power, Freddie King, Elvin Bishop, Buddy Miles, Kansas, Journey before Steve Perry, Humble Pie, Long John Baldry, Eagles first tour, Neil Young with Crosby and Nash with Linda Ronstadt as the opener, Santana when he was jamming without playing any hits, Aerosmith, Loggins and Messina, Sons of Champlin, even the Grateful Dead.

The Civic Auditorium here was close to LA. Bands would stop here and Fresno between LA, Sacramento and SF.

I missed the Airplane, Doors, Creedence, and many others. The fairgrounds had a smaller Auditorium where we saw BB King, Redbone, War with Eric Burdon, Captain Hook and the Medicine Show, Mike Bloomfield. I missed Fleetwood Mac and countless others.

The 70s through the 90s were a great time for music