Screamin’ Scott

Screamin’ Scott

Screamin’ Scott

Pops & Me

Direct your attention to 33 Bob Seger Dr, Clarkston, MI. Just the name Pine Knob floods memories from the past. Times where you can bring in an Olympia Beer ball keg. A cooler, lawn chairs, sleeping bags, and all forms of food. When it came to getting tickets we would go downstairs at J.L. Hudson at Oakland Mall in Troy. Best spot to be ahead of the line for great shows from Cellar Door or Brass Ring concert promoters. Back at a kid 11-year-old, I remember when it came to concerts at Pine Knob, you could buy season tickets and get closer seats. They came broken up into different series of shows where you could get 2 or 3 great shows and a couple of fillers.  Purchase series A, B, C, and D. Each letter had shows for the season. So in 1975, my Father bought season tickets for some of the shows. The following are the great shows my father and I enjoyed at Pine Knob that year.

  • The Eagles 1975

    In 1975, The Eagles were on tour supporting their album,” One of these Nights.” The show was a total sell-out and will forever be a night I will never forget. I was made a huge Eagles fan after seeing them live. The tickets were $10 each, and $6 for lawn tickets.

  • James Taylor

    The set list for this concert was unbelievable! It included Fire & Rain, Mexico, Walking Man, Baby it’s Cold Outside, How Sweet it Is, Carolina on My Mind, and a few encores like Steamroller. Backing James were some incredible musicians and two long sets made for a beautiful warm night with clear star-filled skies.

  • The Carpenters

    The Carpenters was a concert I wasn’t thrilled to go to at the time. I actually didn’t tell any of my friends that I went to the show. However, looking back I am so glad I did and actually admit to really enjoying the concert. I knew almost all the songs thanks to the airplay on Detroit AM stations. Heck, they were pretty popular back in the day.

  • Chicago

    Chicago is one of my favorite bands due to the awesome guitar player, Terry Kath. He was a true guitar hero! I wish more people would take notice of his remarkable talents. He was even a founding member of the band. I had all his albums in my collection until his tragic death back in 1978.

  • Frank Sinatra August 1975

    My first and only Frank Sinatra concert was his Pine Knob show during his tour in 1975. No video is available from the Pine Knob show but here is Frank from one of the other shows of his 1975 tour. It’s just incredible I got to see him play before his passing in 1998.

    1975 will be a true Summer to remember. The weather was beautiful and back then the lawn was split into two sections with a rock wall pathway that had band logos painted across it which was later, sadly, filled in with dirt.

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