Repack Rider wrote:
The best gig ever was roadying for a SF rock band from 1968 on. The group never got any worldwide recognition, but our old frontman has a couple of Grammys for his songwriting.
So I worked on shows with all the SF classic bands, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana, Creedence Clearwater, Steve Miller, Sly and the Family Stone, Country Joe and the Fish. When The Band from Big Pink made its first public appearance in 1969, I worked on the stage.
I worked on shows with Ike and Tina Turner, Albert King, The Byrds, Buddy Guy, The Nice, Canned Heat, Marshall Tucker, the Everly Brothers (!), Chuck Berry, Booker T and the MGs, Merle Haggard, Huey Lewis and the News.
During the seventies we shared summer tours, one year with Three Dog Night, the next with Leon Russell, and then we toured with Average White Band.
Biggest show I ever worked was in a stadium with Leon Russell, The Eagles, The Band, and Lynrd Skynrd.
It wasn't one great show, there were a lot of them.