TICKETS TORN IN HALF:OCTOBER 1,1972-TEN YEARS AFTER /RAMATAM@ACADEMY of MUSIC,NY

TYA has just released their 9th album “Rock and Roll Music To The World”. Only a few days before The Academy gig most of my TYA friends saw the band at the cavernous Nassau Coliseum with Edgar Winter on the bill. I thought the Academy of Music was more intimate so here we are in the balcony. My TYA fascination began in 1968 and tonight’s performance will be about the billionth time seeing the band. First time in the balcony at this refurbished venue and I must say it was pretty nice, not FILLMORE EAST, but a bit larger. A semi-typical TYA set opening with ONE OF THESE DAYS, GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL, I CAN’T KEEP FROM CRYING (still love that tune as done by TYA), ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC TO THE WORLD and the obligatory I’M GOING HOME followed by about 5 CHUCK BERRY encores. RAMATAM was a Blues Image guy on one guitar, a girl APRIL LAWTON on lead guitar and MITCH MITCHELL on drums, a forgettable band.