Lincoln Center December 19, 1971
Yes, Emitt played Lincoln Center back in 1971. Amazingly, this show DOES
exist in recorded form, though I have yet to hear it. It's being tossed
around for a possible future release by a well-known record company (the
name of which I'll keep to myself).
I've been contacted by a number of people that caught the performance
(I only wish I were among them!). Two of them were kind enough to share
some items relating to the performance. The ad above and the photo below
were both submitted by Ronnie D'Addario, who writes:
I remember about that night is Emitt entering from stage left (performers
perspective), wearing glasses, non chalantly looking towards the
balcony and musing, 'Nice place'. I was in the second row so I could
hear him. He said it before he reached the mike. The hall was about
one quarter full. I
don't remember what he opened with. Emitt and the band sounded good
though. He switched between guitar and piano.
got an encore and he introduced the song by saying,'Here's a song
that I'm working on right now and I haven't finished it yet.' He
went into it and abruptly stopped and said, 'Well, that's all I
have so far, so thanks. Good night.' The audience kind of groaned
and I think he weirded everyone out. It was interesting in any case.
I enjoyed the bulk of the show, but I think, even then, Emitt was
feeling that 'Farewell to Paradise' attitude. I feel lucky to have
experienced such a rare appearance from a very talented guy."
- Ronnie D'Addario
|Steve Berman also attended the performance
and faithfully held onto the program he received that night. Nice find.
Big thanks to both Steve and Ronnie for their contributions.
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