2.06.2014

THE CLASH LIVE: MOTOR CITY ROLLER RINK MARCH 10 1980




From a Reader: I was at this concert. Great show. This show was a benefit to raise money to benefit Jackie Wilson. It was so hot in there. I started out about midway back when Mikey Dread played and people kept passing out so by the time the Clash came on, I was right up front. Could barely move. 



At the end of the show, Topper Headon threw his sticks into the crowd and one hit me in the face. I grabbed it and some woman next to me bit my arm. I elbowed her in the face from the pain and shoved the stick down my shirt. People were scrambling all over the place to find it. I hopped up on stage and crawled away (the place was jam-packed). I still have the drumstick. It's says "Toppers Boppers" on it.

Great post!!!

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4 comments:

Dr. Detroit said...

Of course I'm dating myself horribly here, but what a night that was! They were absolutely white hot and storming the gates, somehow managing to combine the power, excitement, and momentum of The Who with the gristle, flaming grey matter, and manic economy of a thousand American garage bands from the 60’s. Anything less would have been unacceptable, unforgivable, and inconceivable.

Unknown said...

I was at this concert. Great show. This show was a benefit to raise money to benefit Jackie Wilson. It was so hot in there. I started out about midway back when Mikey Dread played and people kept passing out so by the time the Clash came on, I was right up front. Could barely move. At the end of the show, Topper Headon threw his sticks into the crowd and one hit me in the face. I grabbed it and some woman next to me bit my arm. I elbowed her in the face from the pain and shoved the stick down my shirt. People were scrambling all over the place to find it. I hopped up on stage and crawled away (the place was jam-packed). I still have the drumstick. It's says "Toppers Boppers" on it.

Detroit Rock N Roll Magazine said...

hahahahahaha that made me laugh! Glad you got that stick!!

Unknown said...

Is this footage from the show? Looks fantastic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGqvOtLyFCY

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