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INDEPENDENCE DAY: BUFFALO 1986 ARCHIVE (FARM AID II)

It has been thirty years since the July 4 Grateful Dead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Bob Dylan concert outside of Buffalo, NY.  I traveled a long way with two friends to get to that show and have subsequently … Continue reading

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RICH STADIUM

Rich Stadium is now known as Ralph Wilson Stadium or “The Ralph.”  It is the home field of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills football team.  Its original name came from Rich Products of which the most famous one would be their … Continue reading

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TRUE CONFESSIONS I

One of the reasons why I assembled this archive was to promote my novel, The Men Who Killed Oates.  Funds from the sale of this go to a good cause.  Thanks for any support! From schemes in Nova Scotia…to the … Continue reading

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SETLISTS: THE “A/V” ROOM

The Grateful Dead opened the concert; here is their setlist: Set 1: Jack Straw Dupree’s Diamond Blues C.C. Rider Tennessee Jed My Brother Esau Touch Of Grey Set 2: Cold Rain And Snow Fire On The Mountain Samson And Delilah … Continue reading

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FARM AID II

Farm Aid stemmed from a comment that Bob Dylan made on-stage during his 1985 Live Aid performance with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood. Reportedly unable to hear on-stage due to poor monitor sound and backstage setup activity for the 1985 … Continue reading

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I’M YOUNGER THAN THAT NOW

If you attended the “Farm Aid 2” show outside of Buffalo, New York, the probability is very high that you are currently older than the musicians were on July 4, 1986: Bob Dylan, for example, was forty-five on the day … Continue reading

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HAVE A STORY?

If you attended the Dylan, Petty, Dead concert in Orchard Park, NY on July 4, 1986 and you have a story about it, let us know in the comments. Or drop me a line and I’ll post it on the … Continue reading

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