My Very First Concert Ever Was Shaun Cassidy at Roberts Stadium in Evansville
Do you remember the very first concert you ever went to? I do and I will never forget it. My aunt Roxie took me to Roberts Stadium in Evansville to see Shaun Cassidy in concert. If memory serves me correctly (and I think I actually still have my ticket stub somewhere) that we had 10th row seats on the floor. I distinctly remember sitting in Row J and being really close to the stage.
I started thinking about that concert when I saw this on Facebook. In fact, I shared it on my morning show today so other folks could chime in and share their concert memories. This is really fun and, if you love live music, you're going to be able to fill in your own blanks immediately.
In fact, I'll go ahead and answer the last two questions. My last concert was Elton John at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, where I also had some incredible floor seats.
My next concert will be Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. I snagged floor seats for that too.
Now, back to the first concert. Shaun Cassidy had a very brief run on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His time as a pop star was rather fleeting, but Shaun had a bunch of fans and I was certainly one of them. I was like six-years-old, but I loved his music and I was obsessed with the TV show The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
Shaun's peak year on the charts was 1977. While he never had another Top 10 song after it he was dominant force on the chart that year.
It was early 1977 that Shaun hit #1 with his remake of "Da Doo Ron Ron".
His next release got close to the top spot too. "That's Rock 'n' Roll" climbed all the way to #3. Here's his performance of that song from the Grammy Awards.
He followed that up with "Hey Deanie", which was ultimately Shaun's third and final Top 10 hit. It hit #7.
Now, this will show you what kind of devoted fan I still am- over 40 years later. I own Shaun Cassidy's Greatest Hits CD.
And, by the way, before the CD came out, I had all of his albums on vinyl. I remember using my allowance to buy one of them at K-Mart.
While Shaun's recording career essentially ended in 1980, he has continued to work in show business.
He starred on Broadway in the musical Blood Brothers and created and wrote the short-lived TV show, American Gothic. He now serves as an executive producer and writer on the show New Amsterdam.