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National MUSICIANS APPEARING AT COLORADO VENUES
50’S THRU 70’S

The following listing (still under construction) is a listing arranged by artist or group – generally national and often supported by local groups  – who appeared at venues throughout Colorado from the 1950’s up to the end of the 1970’s with dates as I could best determine.

THE AD LIBS:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

JEWELL AKENS:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

STEVE ALAIMO:

The National Custom Auto Show – November 30th and December 1st, 1968

His record “Denver” was released in February of 1968 and was the result of Steve meeting up with a girl who he would later marry while touring with Dick Clark in Colorado.  The song failed to chart nationally in the Hot 100 but did reach number 118 on the “Bubbling Under” charts.

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ALAN – ELVIS LOOK-ALIKE, SOUND-ALIKE:

Gatsby’s Night Club – September 7th, 1974

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KEITH ALLISON:

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 14th, 1966

Mose Allison:

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Appeared at Lil’s After Hours Club – 1950’s

THE ALLMEN JOY:

The Family Dog – October 20th & 27th, and December 27th, 1967

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HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – December 18th, 1966; Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 3rd, 1968

AMERICA:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 7th, 1975

THE AMERICAN BEETLES:

The Holiday Ritz Theater – April, 1964

THE AMERICAN STANDARD:

The Family Dog – January 21st, 1967; January 12th and 13th, 1968; February 9th & 10th, 1968

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GENE AMMONS

Rainbow Ballroom – 1950’s

Lynn Anderson:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

VICKI ANDERSON:

The Denver Auditorium – February 2nd, 1967

THE ANIMALS:

Bears Stadium – July 6th, 1966

PAUL ANKA:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

ANNETTE

Denver Appearance February, 1974

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG/LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S BIG BAND

Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s; Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 25th, 1957

Asleep at the Wheel:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

THE ASTRONAUTS (COLORADO GROUP):

Denver Coliseum – October 24th, 1964 – Wheat Ridge High School Dance – April 9th, 1965 – Auditorium Arena KIMN’s Dance Festival – November 27th, 1965, Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 14th, 1966

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Chet Atkins:

Worked at Rockley Records in Lakewood before his career took off and recorded some demo tracks at that location – 1940’s – Also appeared with Pete Smythe on Pete’s radio and TV programs at “East Tincup”

B Bumble & the Stingers:

D.U. Stadium – May 21st, 1961

THE BACK PORCH MAJORITY:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 13th, 1965; Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom June 14th, 1966

LAVERN BAKER:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

Count Basie:

Denver Rainbow Gardens – April 2nd, 1935; Denver Venue (unknown) – September 30th, 1939 – August 19th, 1950; Appeared at Benny Hooper’s Basement in Five Points – 1940’s; At the Lincoln Room of the Shirley-Savoy – 1960

THE BEACH BOYS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 28th, 1964, The Denver Coliseum Denver Teenage Fair – August 25 thru September 4th, 1966, The Denver Auditorium Arena – May 17th, 1968

THE BEATLES:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 26th, 1964

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BEGGAR’S OPERA COMPANY (COLORADO GROUP):

The Exodus Denver – Mid 1960’s – The Family Dog – January 12th & 13th, 1968

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HARRY BELAFONTE:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 31st, 1959

CHUCK BERRY:

Rainbow Ballroom – October 24th, 1959; The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957; Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 23rd, 1964; The Family Dog – November 17th, 1967; The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 13th, 1970

Image Courtesy of John Dawson Boulder

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BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY:

The Family Dog – September 8th, 1967

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Bobby Blue Bland:

At the Rainbow Ballroom – July 9th, 1960

BLUE CHEER:

The Family Dog – September 8th, 1967, November 3rd, 1967; March 5th & 6th, 1968

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THE BLUE THINGS:

The Krazy Kat Pueblo – June 30th, 1966

THE BOENZEE CRYQUE  (COLORADO GROUP):

The Denver Auditorium Arena – May 21st, 1966, Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 14th, 1966

PAT BOONE:

Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s; Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 20th, 1972

JIMMY BOWEN:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1950’s?

THE BOX TOPS:

The Family Dog – December 15th, 1967

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Breakaway:

The Denver Coliseum – December 3rd, 1977

DONNIE BROOKS (BACKED BY THE ASTRONAUTS):

Mammoth Gardens

THE BROTHERS FOUR:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 20th, 1963

JAMES BROWN (AND THE JAMES BROWN DANCERS):

The Casino Ballroom – October 11th, 1960; The Denver Auditorium – February 2nd, 1967

Image courtesy of John Dawson Boulder

LES BROWN

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET:

The Denver Auditorium – February 20th, 1960; July 17th, 1964

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BUD AND TRAVIS:

Club 6000 Denver

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD:

The Family Dog – October 6th, 1967

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VERNE BYERS & HIS ORCHESTRA (COLORADO BAND)

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1949

BOBBY BYRD:

The Denver Auditorium – February 2nd, 1967

GLEN CAMPBELL:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 10th, 1965 & December 17th, 1967

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THE CANDYMEN:

The Denver Coliseum – November 28th, 1964

CANNED HEAT:

The Family Dog – October, 1967 & December 8th, 1967; March 27th, 1968

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FREDDY CANNON:

D.U. Stadium – May 21st, 1961; KBTR Labor Day Show Lakeside Amusement Park – 1960’s

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND:

The Family Dog – September 29th, 1967

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Judy Carne:

At the Colorado Music Hall Dinner Theater – 1973

THE CARPENTERS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 18th, 1972

MEL CARTER:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

JOHNNY CASH:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 29th, 1965

DAVID CASSIDY:

The Denver Auditorium – May 7th, 1972

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THE CASTAWAYS:

The Denver Coliseum – October 2nd and October 3rd, 1965

THE CASTELLS:

Elitch Trocadero Ballroom – 1960’s

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CHAD & JEREMY:

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 6th, 1965

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The Charioteers

At the Rossonian Lounge – 1950

THE CHARLATANS:

The Family Dog – September 15th, 1967

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RAY CHARLES:

At Lakeside Park – September 9th, 1960 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 21st, 1962; Auditorium Arena – April 21st, 1966; Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 21st, 1973

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EL CHICANO:

The Denver Coliseum – February 24th, 1974

CHICAGO:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 4th, 1978

June Christy:

At the University of Denver – June 26th, 1956

THE DAVE CLARK FIVE:

The Denver Coliseum from KBTR – November 10th, 1964

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MIKE CLIFFORD:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

CLIMAX:

The Family Dog – March 15th & 16th, 1968

CLOUDS:

Mammoth Gardens

THE COASTERS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 13th, 1970

EDDIE COCHRAN:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

JOE COCKER:

Mammoth Gardens

NAT “KING” COLE:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 18th and 19th, 1956

DOROTHY COLLINS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 18th and 19th, 1956

JUDY COLLINS (COLORADO RESIDENT)

The Gilded Garter Central City – Early 1960’s: The Exodus Denver – 1960’s; Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 1st, 1970 (her first performance at Red Rocks)

John Coltrane Quartet:

At the Melody Lounge – September 28th, 1960

DICK CONTINO:

The Back Door – 1960’s

SAM COOKE:

The Rainbow Ballroom – June 10th, 1960

DON CORNELL:

Taylor’s Supper Club – December 19th, 1961

JAMES CRAWFORD:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – February 2nd, 1967

CREAM:

The Family Dog – March 19th, 1968

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL:

The Denver Coliseum – May 22nd, 1972

THE CRICKETS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

CROW:

The KIMN Stage – August 19th, 1969

THE MIKE CURB CONGRETATION:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 7th, 1972

THE DAILY FLASH:

The Family Dog – October 13th, 1967

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Dick Dale:

At the Bluebird Theater probably 1990’s

BARBARA DANE:

The Satire Lounge – 1960’s

MAC DAVIS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 21st, 1973

DECEMBER’S CHILDREN (OHIO):

The Krazy Kat Pueblo – 1967

JOHN DENVER (RESIDENT OF ASPEN, COLORADO):

Red Rocks Amphitheater June 27th, 1974 (played 17 concerts at Red Rocks)

DEREK & THE DOMINOS:

Mammoth Gardens – November, 1969

NEIL DIAMOND:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – September 1st, 1972 (His first appearance at Red Rocks)

THE DIAMONDS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

DICK AND DEE DEE:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 10th, 1965; The Baja – 1960’s

BO DIDDLEY:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 13th, 1970

PHYLLIS DILLER:

The Denver Coliseum KIMN’s “Hairiest Halloween Ever” – October 29th, 1966

THE DIXIE CUPS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena KBTR Shindig In Person Concert – April 8th, 1965

FATS DOMINO:

The Rainbow Ballroom – July, 1959; The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

THE DOORS:

The Family Dog – September 29th, 1967 & December 29th, 1967

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The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

At the Rainbow Ballroom – January 31st, 1960

FRANK D’RONE:

The Hawks Denver – 1960’s

THE DRIFTERS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957; The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 13th, 1970

BOB DYLAN:

The Gilded Garter – Central City – Early 1960’s as Bob Zimmerman; The Denver Folklore Center; The Denver Auditorium Arena – March 13th, 1967; At the Rainbow; Appearances in 1974, 1976, 2006

THE EAGLES:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 18th & 19th, 1975

BILLY ECKSTINE

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

EIGHTH PENNY MATTER (COLORADO GROUP)

The Family Dog – September 7th, 1969, October 6th, 1967; January 12th & 13th, 1968; January 19th & 20th, 1968; January 21st, 1967

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THE EIRE APPARENT:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – September 1st, 1968

DUKE ELLINGTON:

Lakeside Amusement Park Patio Ballroom – 1947 – Rainbow Ballroom – 1952 and 1953; The University of Denver – June 26th, 1956; Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church – September, 1959; Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 28th, 1960; At Red Rocks Amphitheater 1960

Images courtesy of John Dawson Boulder

SEGER ELLIS

Rainbow Ballroom – 1940

Preston Epps:

Band Box – September, 1960

THE ESQUIRES (COLORADO GROUP)

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 10th, 1965 – Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 6th, 1965

THE EVERLY BROTHERS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

Fabian (with his Fabulous Four)

D.U. Stadium – May 21st, 1961

Donna Fargo:

The Denver Coliseum – December 3rd, 1977

FEVER TREE:

Mammoth Gardens

THE 5TH DIMENSION:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 31st, 1973

FIREFALL (COLORADO GROUP):

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Red Rocks Amphitheater

ELLA FITZGERALD:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 6th, 1962

ROBERTA FLACK:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 8th, 1973

RALPH FLANAGAN

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1954

FLASH CADILLAC AND THE CONTINENTAL KIDS (COLORADO GROUP):

Mammoth Gardens

EUGENE FODOR (COLORADO MUSICIAN):

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 1st, 1977

THE FOG CUTTERS (COLORADO GROUP):

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 6th, 1965, Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 14th, 1966

DON FOGELBERG (RESIDENT OF NEDERLAND, COLORADO):

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 7th, 1977

WAYNE FONTANA & THE MINDBENDERS:

Denver University Stadium – August 4th, 1966

The Four Lads:

At Denver University – June 26th, 1956

THE FOUR SEASONS:

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – KIMN High School Appreciation Day 1964 – The Denver Coliseum November 28th, 1964 – Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom June 14th, 1966

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ARETHA FRANKLIN:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 4th, 1968

Freddie & The Dreamers:

At The Denver Auditorium Arena with The McCoys, The Boenzee Cryque, The Beau Brummels and the Galaxies –  November 11th, 1965 (Thanks to Karen Eifler February 13th, 2020)

Joe Fritz Band:

At the Rainbow Ballroom – July 9th, 1960

LEFTY FRIZELL:

Rainbow Ballroom – 1953

LEOPOLD FUCHS H BOMB

The Family Dog – February 2nd & 3rd, 1968; February 9th and 10th, 1968

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THE FUGITIVES (COLORADO GROUP):

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 10th, 1965

THE FUGS:

The Family Dog – February 2nd and 3rd, 1968; April 6th, 1968

Jerry Fuller

D.U. Stadium – May 21st, 1961

Erroll Garner:

At the Playboy Club – 1950’s

GALE GARNETT:

The Denver Coliseum – November 28th, 1964

Terry Gibbs:

Melody Lounge – December, 1958

DIZZY GILLESPIE:

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1959; The Chateau Denver

Image Courtesy of John Dawson Boulder

JIMMY GILMER AND THE FIREBALLS:

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 6th, 1965, The National Custom Auto Show – November 29th, 1968

GINGERBREAD BLUE:

The Family Dog – December 29th, 1967

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BENNY GOODMAN:

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s; Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 27th, 1950; Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – 1950’s

GRAND FUNK:

The Denver Coliseum – February 23rd, 1975

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THE GRANDISON SINGERS:

The Exodus Denver – 1960’s

Gogi Grant:

At the University of Denver – June 26th, 1956

THE GRASS ROOTS:

Fort Morgan High School – winner of KIMN Free Concert – May, 1973

THE GRATEFUL DEAD:

Mammoth Gardens – Red Rocks Amphitheater July 8th, 1978, The Family Dog – September 22nd, 1967

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AL GREEN:

The Denver Coliseum – February 23rd, 1974

JOHNNY GREEN & THE GREENMEN (COLORADO GROUP):

Denver University Stadium – August 4th, 1966

Pat Green

At the Melody Lounge 1960

JIMMY GRIFFIN:

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 6th, 1965

THE GUESS WHO:

The KIMN Stage – August 18th, 1969; The Denver Coliseum – November 12th, 1971

ARLO GUTHRIE:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 1st, 1972; The Denver Folklore Center

GYPSY:

Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s – The Denver Coliseum – November 12th, 1971

MERLE HAGGARD:

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Red Rocks Amphitheater – June 24th, 1974

BILL HALEY & THE COMETS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 13th, 1970

Tom T. Hall:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

JOHN HAMMOND:

Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s

LIONEL HAMPTON

Rainbow Ballroom – 1950’s

DONNY HATHAWAY:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 20th, 1973

FLETCHER HENDERSON

Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – September 1st, 1968; Regis College Field House – February 14th; Denver Pop Festival 1969

WOODY HERMAN

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

HERMAN’S HERMITS:

Bears Stadium – July 6th, 1966; Denver University Stadium – August 4th, 1966

TINY HILL

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

AL HIRT

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 7th, 1964

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Billie Holiday:

Appeared the Club Algiers adjacent to The Brown Palace – 1940’s

THE HONDELLS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena KBTR Shindig In Person Concert – April 8th, 1965

THE HOOSIER HOT SHOTS:

Wolhurst Club – 1960’s December 6th

JOE HOUSTON:

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1954

FREDDIE HUBBARD:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 21st, 1973

Ian and Sylvia:

At the Denver Folklore Center – 1960’s

THE IKETTES:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

THE ILLUSION:

Mammoth Gardens

THE INK SPOTS:

The Fabulous 400 Club – 1960’s

The Innocents:

D.U. Stadium – May 21st, 1961

IRON BUTTERFLY:

Mammoth Gardens

WANDA JACKSON:

Mr. Lucky’s

THE JACKSON 5:

The Denver Coliseum – February 23rd, 1974

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ILLINOIS JACQUET

Rainbow Ballroom – 1950’s

THE (FANTABULOUS) JAGS (TRANSPLANTS TO COLORADO GROUP):

The Pussycat A-Go-Go – 1960’s

Ahmad Jamal

At the Denver Auditorium Theater – January, 1961

HARRY JAMES

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

JETHRO TULL:

Mammoth Gardens – 1970 – Red Rocks Amphitheater June 10 1970

THE JEWELS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – February 2nd, 1967

THE JIMMERFIELD LEGEND (COLORADO GROUP):

The Family Dog – December 15th, 1967

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George Jones:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

SAMMY KAYE:

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

STAN KENTON ORCHESTRA:

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1954; Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 23rd ??

B. B. KING:

The Rainbow Ballroom – October 17th, 1959; Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 21st, 1973; The Rainbow Music Hall – September 6th, 1980

(Images Courtesy of John Dawson Boulder)

CAROLE KING:

Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s; Red Rocks Amphitheater – June 16th, 1973

FREDDIE KING:

The Denver Coliseum – May 22nd, 1972

WAYNE KING

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1940’s

THE KINGSTON TRIO:

Red Rocks Amphitheater June 11th & 19th, 1964

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THE KINKS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 27th, 1978

RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 21st, 1973

EARTHA KITT:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 28th, 1960

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 21st, 1973; Red Rocks Amphitheater  – July 26th, 1975

JIM KWESKIN & THE JUG BAND:

The Family Dog – December 1st, 1967

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Frankie Laine:

At Denver University – June 26th, 1956

SNOOKY LANSON:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 7th, 1956

THE LARKS:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

LAST FRIDAY’S FIRE:

The Family Dog – January 26th & 27th, 1968

LED ZEPPELIN:

The Denver Coliseum – March 25th, 1970

BRENDA LEE:

Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s

DICKEY LEE:

KBTR Labor Day Show Lakeside Amusement Park – 1960’s

JULIA LEE:

The Rossonian Lounge – July 3rd, 1960’s

GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 10th, 1965

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JERRY LEWIS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – April 6th, 1958

JERRY LEE LEWIS

Rainbow Ballroom – 1959

Image Courtesy of John Dawson Boulder

GORDON LIGHTFOOT:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 14th, 1974

THE LIMELITERS:

(The Limeliters got their start in Aspen, Colorado)

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Red Rocks Amphitheater – June 30th, 1962

BOB LIND (COLORADO MUSICIAN):

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 14th, 1966

THE LIVERPOOL FIVE:

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Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 6th, 1965

LOTHAR AND THE HAND PEOPLE (COLORADO GROUP):

The Family Dog – September 29th, 1967, October 27th, 1967

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FRANKIE LYMON:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

JEANETTE MACDONALD:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 1st and 2nd, 1952

MARY MACGREGOR (RESIDENT OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO):

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 18th, 1977

THE MAHARISHI YOGI:

The Denver Auditorium – May 17th, 1968

THE MAMAS AND PAPAS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 12th, 1967

HERBIE MANN:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 21st, 1973

JOHNNY MATHIS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 26th, 1974

The McCoys

At The Denver Auditorium Arena with Freddie and the Dreamers, The Boenzee Cryque, The Beau Brummels and the Galaxies – November 11th, 1965 (Thanks to Karen Eifler February 13th, 2020)

Reba McEntire:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

ROD MCKUEN:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 8th, 1970

CLYDE MCPHATTER:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

SERGIO MENDES AND BRAZIL ’66:

The Denver Auditorium – December 17th, 1967

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BILL MEDLEY:

The Denver Auditorium – May 3rd, 1969

THE STEVE MILLER BAND:

Mammoth Gardens

CHARLES MINGUS:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 20th, 1973

The Art Mitchell Quartet:

At the Melody Lounge – 1960

THE CHAD MITCHELL TRIO:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 22nd, 1964

JONI MITCHELL:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – September 1st and 2nd, 1974

THE MONKEES:

The Denver Coliseum – August 19th, 1967

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THE MOONRAKERS (COLORADO GROUP):

Tulagi Boulder – 1960’s – Wheat Ridge High Dance – April 9th, 1965 – The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 10th, 1965 – Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 6th, 1965 – Auditorium Arena – October 23rd, 1965 – Auditorium Arena KIMN’s Dance Festival – November 27th, 1965 – The Denver Auditorium Arena – May 21st, 1966, The National Custom Auto Show – November 28th, 1968

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VAN MORRISON:

The Family Dog – October 13th, 1967

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MOTHER EARTH:

The Family Dog – September 22nd, 1967

BENNIE MOTEN

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1935

MOUNTAIN:

Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s; Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 31st, 1974

Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band

At the Denver Auditorium Theater – September 29th, 1960

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 30th, 1976

MY CRIME:

The Family Dog – March 27th, 1968

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RICKY NELSON:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 14th, 1959

THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – June 27th, 1963; At Taylor’s Supper Club

THE NEW WORLD BLUES DICTIONARY (COLORADO BAND):

The Family Dog – January 26th & 27th, 1968

THE NEWBEATS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena KBTR Shindig In Person Concert – April 8th, 1965

DAVID NEWMAN:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 21st, 1973

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN:

The Denver Auditorium Theatre – November 30th, 1974

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THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND (SOMETIMES COLORADO TRANSPLANTS):

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 11th, 1978

OCTOBER COUNTRY:

The Family Dog – January 19th & 20th, 1968

Odetta:

At Marvelous Marv’s – 1971

THE OHIO EXPRESS:

KIMN’s 1968 Teenage Fair – August, 1968

OLIVER:

The KIMN Stage – August 16th, 1969

ROY ORBISON:

The Denver Coliseum  – November 28th, 1964

THE OSMONDS:

The Denver Coliseum – February 12th, 1969; The Denver Coliseum – February 12th, 1972

THE OTHER HALF:

The Family Dog – November 10th, 1967

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JOHNNY OTIS:

Rainbow Ballroom – 1954

BUCK OWENS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 2nd, 1974; The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

Charlie Parker:

Appeared at Lil’s After Hours Club – 1950’s

Little Junior Parker:

At the Rainbow Ballroom – July 9th, 1960

The Penguins:

At Denver University – June 26th, 1956

THE PENTANGLE:

Mammoth Gardens

Carl Perkins:

At Denver University  – June 26th, 1956

PETER, PAUL AND MARY:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – 1960’s multiple appearances

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PETER & GORDON:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 23rd, 1964

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Oscar Peterson:

At the Melody Lounge – October, 1959

Gene Pitney:

D.U. Stadium – May 21st, 1961

POCO (COLORADO BASED GROUP):

Mammoth Gardens 1970’s – Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 25th, 1979

Elvis Presley:

The Denver Coliseum – April 8th, 1956 – November 18th, 1970 – April 30th, 1973; McNichols Arena – April 23rd, 1976

(Information courtesy of John Dawson)

Ray Price:

The Denver Coliseum – December 3rd, 1977

PROCOL HARUM:

Mammoth Gardens

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE:

The Family Dog – September 15th, 1967

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PEARLE RAE AND THE MOUNTAIN MEN (COLORADO GROUP):

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 8th, 1967

The Raelets:

At Lakeside Park – September 9th, 1960

HELEN REDDY:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 21st, 1973

Jimmy Reed

At the Rainbow Ballroom – October 4th. 1959

Della Reese

Denver Auditorium Theater – February 5th, 1961

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – May 21st, 1966 and April 21st, 1967

The Rhythm Orchids (with Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen):

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Denver Auditorium Arena – November 1st, 1957

CHARLIE RICH:

KBTR Labor Day Show Lakeside Amusement Park – 1960’s

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 10th, 1965

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FRANKIE RINO & THE SQUIRES (COLORADO GROUP):

Auditorium Arena KIMN’s Dance Festival – November 27th, 1965; The Denver Coliseum – December 3rd, 1977

THE RISING SONS (COLORADO GROUP):

KBTR Labor Day Show – September 6th, 1960’s

JOHNNY RIVERS:

Auditorium Arena KIMN’s Dance Festival – November 27th, 1965

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Marty Robbins:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

TOMMY ROE:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

ROYAL & THE SHADES (COLORADO GROUP):

The Denver Auditorium Arena – May 21st, 1966

RUFUS:

The Denver Coliseum – Sunday, November 3rd,1974

LEON RUSSELL:

Mammoth Gardens 1970’s – The Denver Coliseum – June 25th, 1974

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THE SANDPIPERS:

The Denver Coliseum – October 29th, 1966; Taylor’s Supper Club – 1974

The Shirley Scott Trio:

Melody Lounge – December, 1960

SEALS AND CROFTS:

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Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s; Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 20th, 1973

PETE SEGER:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 1st, 1972; The Denver Folklore Center

THE SEIGAL-SCHWALL BLUES BAND:

The Family Dog – December 8th, 1967; March 8th & 9th, 1968

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THE SHANGRI-LAS:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

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Ravi Shankar:

At the Denver Folklore Center

DEL SHANNON (BACKED BY THE ASTRONAUTS):

Mammoth Gardens – Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

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DEE DEE SHARP:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

The Charlie Shavers Quartet:

Band Box Lounge – April, 1961

DOROTHY SHAY:

Taylor’s Supper Club – December 17th, 1962

THE SHIRELLES:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – April 13th, 1970

SIMON & GARFUNKLE:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 27th, 1967; The Denver Auditorium Theater – May 27th, 1966

THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET:

The Hi-Fi Club Pueblo – July 14th, 1967; The Krazy Kat Pueblo – July 16th, 1967

Johnny Smith

At the Melody Lounge – January, 1959

TAB SMITH

The Rainbow Ballroom – 1955

THE SOFT MACHINE:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – September 1st, 1968

THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS:

The Exodus Denver – 1960’s; The Satire Lounge – March, 1960

SOLID MULDOON (COLORADO GROUP???)

“Solid Muldoon” is a play on the one-time hoax of the same name – a supposedly petrified prehistoric figure “discovered” near Beaulah, Colorado in 1877.

The Family Dog – December 1st, 1969

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SONNY AND CHER:

Auditorium Arena – October 23rd, 1965; Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 16th, 1972

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THE SONS OF CHAMPLIN:

The Family Dog – November 10th & November 17th, 1967; The Denver Coliseum – June 25th, 1974

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JIMMY SOUL:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

THE SOUL SURVIVORS (COLORADO GROUP):

Auditorium Arena – October 23rd, 1965 – Auditorium Arena KIMN’s Dance Festival – November 27th, 1965, Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 14th, 1966

THE SOUL SURVIVORS (PHILADELPHIA):

The Family Dog – December 15th, 1967

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Billie Joe Spears:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

THE STAPLE SINGERS:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 20th, 1973

Red Steagall:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

STEELY DAN:

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The Denver Coliseum – April 7th, 1973

Ray Stevens:

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The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

ROD STEWART:

The Denver Coliseum – August 23rd, 1972

STEVEN STILLS

Red Rocks Amphithear – July 17th, 1975

SUGARLOAF  (COLORADO GROUP):

Mammoth Gardens – 1970’s

SUNNY & THE SUN-LINERS:

The Hi-Fi Club Pueblo – November 10th and 11th, 1964

THE SUNRAYS:

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom June 14th, 1966

SUPERBAND (COLORADO GROUP):

The Family Dog – September 15th, 1967

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SUPERFINE DANDELION:

The Family Dog – November 3rd & 4th, 1967

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THE SUPREMES:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 14th, 1969

SYLVIA SYMS:

Top of the Park – 1961

JAMES TAYLOR:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 27th, 1975

THE TEMPTATIONS:

The Denver Coliseum – November 24th, 1974

SUE THOMPSON:

The Denver Auditorium Arena KBTR Shindig In Person Concert – April 8th, 1965

THREE DOG NIGHT:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 28th, 1970 – The Denver Coliseum – August 18th, 1973

The Three Sounds:

At the Melody Lounge – 1960

TINY TIM:

The Lions Bar Denver – June 6th and 8th, 1960’s

Tiny Tim with Colorado’s Timothy P.

MARY TRAVERS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 11th, 1972

Ike & Tina Turner:

At Mammoth Garden – 1960

CONWAY TWITTY:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 7th, 1977

UP WITH PEOPLE:

At the Denver Convention Center – December, 1971

PHIL URSO QUINTET/Quartet

Rainbow Ballroom – 1959; Rainbow Ballroom – June, 1960

LEROY VAN DYKE AND HIS AUCTIONEERS:

The Four Seasons Aurora – 1960’s; The Ramada Inn South – 1973

VANILLA FUDGE:

The Kennedy Pavilion Denver – 1967; Red Rocks Amphitheater September 1st, 1968

THE VELVELETTES:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

THE VENTURES:

Mammoth Gardens

THE VILLAGE STOMPERS:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 20th, 1965

GENE VINCENT:

Mammoth Gardens

BOBBY VINTON:

Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom (backed by Colorado’s Astronauts) – 1960’s

DIONNE WARWICK:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 23rd, 1969

Dinah Washington:

Appeared a Lil’s After Hours Club – 1950’s

Ron Washington Quartet

At the Melody Lounge February, 1961

MUDDY WATERS:

At the Voter’s Club – from April 29th thru May 1st, 1960

We Five:

At Marvelous Marv’s

LAWRENCE WELK ORCHESTRA:

Rainbow Ballroom – 1936; Red Rocks Amphitheater – June 18th, 1958

TONY JOE WHITE:

The Denver Coliseum – May 22nd, 1972

THE WHO:

At Mammoth Garden

IAN WHITCOMB:

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Auditorium Arena – October 23rd, 1965, Elitch Gardens Trocadero Ballroom – June 14th, 1966

PAUL WHITEMAN:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – July 23rd, 1956

THE WILD ONES (COLORADO GROUP):

Denver University Stadium – August 4th, 1966; KBTR Labor Day Show Lakeside Amusement Park – 1960’s

Jackie Wilson:

At Mammoth Garden – 1960

NANCY WILSON:

Red Rocks Amphitheater – August 5th, 1972

STEVIE WONDER:

Mile High Stadium Rocky Mountain Jazz Festival – July 20th, 1973; The Denver Coliseum – November 3rd, 1974

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Tammy Wynette:

The Denver Coliseum – December, 1977

Kathy Young

D.U. Stadium – May 21st, 1961

THE (YOUNG) RASCALS:

The Denver Auditorium Arena – July 19th, 1968

ZEPHYR (COLORADO GROUP):

Mammoth Gardens

THE ZOMBIES:

Dick Clark Caravan of Stars – May 14th, 1965

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