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Im one of you my friend and Im 72 now -GSTK

Fat old uncle charlie

Spring 1980 gig did it for me.

Matthew Silverman

Truly great story, Dan. The Kinks were my first concert in January 1982 at the Westchester (NY) Premier Theatre, a dinner theater. Being 16 and stupid, I was grounded for four months before the concert. I missed all my friends going to see the Kinks at Madison Square Garden in October while I sat home. But I plotted and planned for this concert and made my mom drive me to the box office during Christmas break. As a result, I scored sixth row center in the small venue. It was life-changing in that it was my first show and they were good enough live that I saw them at New Haven Coliseum on the tour you attended. Still wish I could be like David Watts.

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  • About Me
    Dan Epstein is the author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s and Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, both published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. He writes about baseball, music and other cultural obsessions for a variety of outlets and publications. He lives in Greensboro, NC, and is available for speaking engagements.