The King V.S. The Stones
[photogallerylink id=52283 align=left]One of the great dilemmas I faced as a young concertgoer was the choice of seeing the Rolling Stones or Elvis Presley back in the early seventies. The Stones were playing the International Amphitheatre and I think the King was at the Chicago Stadium. There was only enough money for one and, while the Stones were definitely the hotter ticket, I was old enough to realise Elvis was pretty important too and not just a relic from the fifties. (Although the movies didn’t help.)
Anyway, I went to the Stones and had a blast and never did get a chance to see Elvis. Regrets, I’ve had a few. There will be lots of Elvis and Bowie today on our Friday Double feature in anticipation of their double birthday tomorrow. If you’ve ever been forced into a tough live music triage, let us know.