Flashback Friday - Selland Arena 1977

December 10, 2021 by sammyhagar
Flashback Friday - Selland Arena 1977

#Flashback to 1977 at the Selland Arena in Fresno. That’s Gary Pihl in the background!

Freddie Mercury was sick and Queen canceled in Sacramento the night before this Fresno show and I was asked to headline. But Thin Lizzy said they were going to headline, so I opened the show. Needless to say, in my hometown where I had sold out the same building: we killed it. The next night in Fresno, Queen canceled again so I was asked to play Fresno as well which I did. Thin Lizzy tried to turn my monitors off and tried to get us to shorten our set. Those were the good all days of rock 'n' roll rivalries, ha ha pretty awesome. The only bummer is I never got to play with Queen.

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Mal_one's picture

Check out the photos I uploaded taken at Fresno State University 1980.
Was a red rocking show!