The Who

Sat, 20 November 1971:

Charlotte, NC, Coliseum


I Can't Explain
Summertime Blues
My Wife
Baba O'Riley
Behind Blue Eyes
Won't Get Fooled Again
Baby Don't You Do It
Magic Bus
Amazing Journey
Pinball Wizard
See Me Feel Me
My Generation
Naked Eye


Dave Smart attended the show. He writes, that the concert was at the Charlotte Coliseum, not "Civic Center" FYI. There was no Civic Center in Charlotte back then. Ovens Auditorium was the other concert venue in town.


Butch Betts

The Who started the last U.S. leg of that year's concert tour in Charlotte, their first appearance there, and were in great form.

Townshend was so concerned about the crowds' frenzied reaction, particularly the stage rushing, that he extended his hands in a "stop, calm down" reaction when the band first walked onstage. Keith Moon stated "We're surprised to see so many people in Charlotte tonight. We didn't KNOW there was this many people in Charlotte."

That present note states that there was only one other concert venue at that time in Charlotte, which is inaccurate. Another smaller venue in Charlotte, called The Park Center, was a great place to see rock bands. I saw Alice Cooper, Iron Butterfly, Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers, Black Sabbath, Boston, Grand Funk Railroad, Cheap Trick, Mountain, the early Doobie Brothers, and many others there in the 60's and 70's.

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