Just read the new book, RED. Great book. Read it in 3hrs, cuz i couldn't put it down.
Just one thing though. When you mentioned play at Farm-Aid, you said it was in Champagne, IL. It's actually spelled, Champaign, IL. It's where i was born and raised and still reside.
I am one of those "Tractor Pulling MotherFucker's", a dirt farmer who feeds the world! When you called us that at Farm-Aid, we took it as great compliment! You were actually tring to relate to us farm boys! Those were VERY rough years for the family farms. All thanks to Mr. Jimmy Carter!!!! Dumbass!!!!
I actually saw the show @ Peoria Civic Center in 1983 or 1984. Dokken opened for Sammy. A few years before, Sammy was advertized to headline w/ ZZ Top @ the Peoria Civic Center. When we arrived at the show, the actual line up was ZZ Top and J Giles. People were pissed! Then @ the show in 1983/84, before even playing a note, Sammy just walked on stage and told the crowd he had learned he was billed to play w/ ZZ Top a few yrs earlier. He says, "I had no fucking idea about that show. I would be pissed off MF's too. But it ain't your fault and tonite, i am gonna make it up to you!".