Handbill Design ?


3 Wednesday / (?) See comment below

MC-5 , Stooges ,

David Peel & The Lower East Side

*Pavilion* , Flushing Meadow Park, New York


6 Saturday is probably the right date!
(see article)


Testimonial / Concert report
by Chris Hodenfield
originally published in GO magazine

Posted by Signed D.C. on September 23, 2005 at 'streetsyoucrossed.blogspot.com'

Archive of WFMU's Aircheck show presented excerpts from the final broadcast (dated 8/28/69) of FMU's original freeform incarnation, featuring DJs Kevin Taylor and Danny Fields. It's a cool listen all around, but it holds particular fascination for me as it includes an announcement for the MC5/Stooges show at the New York State Pavilion. Contrary to the dates listed on an MC5 giglist page, Kevin and a fellow DJ named Bill announce it as happening on September 3, 1969. Here's a partial transcription:

Bill: Well, another thing I think is kinda really relevant right this minute is the fact that next Wednesday night, that's September 3, uh, the Pervilion, Flushing Meadow Park--

Kevin: [Corrects Bill on the proper pronunciation of Pavilion...]

Bill: Flushing Meadow Park, now I said that right, with my "bext accent"...Now this is next Wednesday night, you're gonna have the MC5, the Stooges, and a third group yet to be announced.

Kevin: David Peel and the Lower East Side'll be there too.

Bill: Probably the third group.

Kevin: No, there's a fourth group.

Bill: Oh really

Kevin: There's one more after that.

Bill: And that's only for what, 3 bucks

Kevin: 3 bucks for the whole night. Starts about 8 o'clock, 8:30.

Bill: And in case the, uh, the train, you're taking the Willets Avenue, the F or E or whatever it is and you get stuck four stations this side of Flushing Meadow, you'll still hear it, just open the window--

Kevin: Sure will--

Bill: Wow, that's gonna be somethin'.

Kevin: The MC5 come on hard and strong--

Bill: Hard and strong, and they don't stop--

Kevin: Right on...[brief discussion of MC5's sense of tuning and dynamics]...[T]he Pavilion is one of the nicest situations for music on the East Coast, man, it's just very together. It's in the old New York State Pavilion.

Bill: The State Pavilion, yeah, I remember being in there--

Kevin: It's all open, it's like a big carousel, and they have, uh, barbecue pits set up upstairs, food, and they have mango punch there, for those of you who are into mangoes--they're really exciting fruits--

Bill: Can you imagine freaking out on mango punch, man?

Kevin: Aw, it's goooood stuff--

Bill: Wow--