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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Journey: Live At Diamond Head Crater Festival 1977; With Robert Fleishman On Vocals


Journey needing a voice to help get them on the radio and keep their contracts with CBS alive turned to Robert Fleishman who appears with them at this festival. This was the beginning of Journey moving away from instrumental only songs for the most part to songs with very strong lead vocals.

Two days in July (3 & 4) the 1977 Festival took place featuring Elvin Bishop, Journey, Styx, Detective, Mackie Feary, Flash Cadillac and others. Diamond Head is actually the remains of a volcanic crater formed millenia ago. The sides of Diamond Head are the rim of the crater and the inside is hollow. During the sixties and seventies this was the home of the free "Crater Festival." 


Quality is somewhat low although that's because audio/video recording equipment in 1977 wasn't the best. Casual listeners should know there are quite a few 78' shows and demos where audio is superb so stick with those if quality is your preference.

Journey
Diamond Head Crater Festival
Honolulu, Hawaii (Diamond Head, Oahu)
Diamond Head Crater
Date July 4th, 1977


Robert Fleishman - Vocals
Gregg Rollie - Keyboards
Ross Valory - Bass
Aynsley Dunbar - Drums
Neal Schon - Guitar


1 comment:

  1. Re: the 1977 Festival took place featuring Elvin Bishop, Journey, Styx, Detective, Mackey Feary, Flash Cadillac and others ...

    Bright Eye Band [Chuck DeFrancis, Jim Kesilika, Martin Samuel and Chris Bovard] was one of the others.

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