April 1977, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
It was pandemonium....David Bowie was playing keyboards in Iggy's band and if Iggy's reputation as an amazing live performer wasn't enough to bring in the crowd, then Bowie's superstar status was. Everyone from the back rushed the stage; those of us who had tickets in the rows close to the stage jumped up on to our seats. I'm surprised I got any shots in focus because I was wobbling so much...it was all so exciting!
Blondie opened... I remember seeing Joan Jett backstage along with a whole lot of other locals, friends and celebrated people. Iggy's show was the show to see that night... and it was a great week for live music.... also playing that week around town: Television, the Damned, Procol Harum, The Jam.... 1977 was THE YEAR it all happened. Did we know it? You bet we did!
Here's Joan with Blondie bassist Nigel Harrison.
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