Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Rock and Roll History of Merriweather

As I observed in this post, Merriweather Post Pavilion is an institution that binds succeeding generations of Columbias young people together. For me at least, it will forever be associated with youth, summer, music and hometown pride. Columbia may not have a professional football team but we do have a kick ass outdoor music venue that has seen the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and The Who to name but a few.

It deserves it’s own blog and now it has one.

My friend and fellow WLHS alum, Chuck Bubeck, has started “Merriweather back in the day” a blog about “memories of some great concerts at merriweather post pavilion in Columbia Maryland.” It’s good. Chuck includes copies of concert posters, ticket stubs, music links and video clips to recall the theatres storied rock and roll past.

Though I suspect Chuck has long harbored the thought of doing this, he was no doubt pushed along by the success of Sekou Walkers Columbia facebook page. Chuck has been a frequent commenter and contributer.

The blog already has posts about the HoCo loco appearances of The Who, Led Zepplin, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendricks. Check it out.
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