TICKETS TORN IN HALF Aug 30,1975: DAVID BROMBERG/JANIS IAN/ERIC ANDERSON @Wollman Rink,Central Park This was an outstanding bill and a great show overall with DAVID BROMBERG playing his ass off.Funny as hell, too. This was David’s finest band and they shined with Mr. Bojangles, Will Not BeYour Fool, Send Me To The “Lectric Chair, Statesboro Blues,I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning,Geez, all good.
As we celebrate the 100th birth date of Leonard Bernstein, it should be noted that JANIS IAN’s first hit “Society’s Child” was written when she was 14 years old. It was recorded in 1965 and was released 3 separate times. It became a smash hit only after Leonard Bernstein introduced it on his television special “Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution” and finally entered the charts in June of 67.Thanks LB. In 1975, at the time of this show Janis Ian had her second hit “At Seventeen”. During the interim she had written and recorded many other songs, all to my brother’s liking. He had most everything she recorded.
ERIC ANDERSON was a Sixties folkie which in 1975 became known as a singer/songwriter. He had toured and made a splash in the press when he toured Canada with The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin,and The Band on their famous railroad tour.