A sampling of Oswego concerts: 1967-1982

A sampling of Oswego concerts 1967-1982


The Association

The Doors

Simon and Garfunkel


Tim Buckley

The Buckinghams

Deep Purple

The Electric Circus

Friend and Lover

Marilyn Horne

The Incredible String Band

Jay and the Americans

The Youngbloods


Toby Ben

Leon Bibb

Don Crawford

Al Kooper

Leaves of Gold

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

Sly and the Family Stone


The Four Tops

The Lettermen





Cold Blood

Gordon Lightfoot




Fairport Convention

Roberta Flack

Billy Joel




David Crosby

Richie Havens

B.B. King

The Marshall Tucker Band

Dave Mason

Don McLean


David Bromberg

Earth, Wind and Fire

Hall and Oates

Billy Joel

Patti LaBelle

Ohio Players

Lou Reed


David Bromberg

Peter Frampton

Emmylou Harris

Robert Klein*

Melissa Manchester

The Roger McGuinn Band


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Livingston Taylor


Tom and Harry Chapin

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers

Andy Pratt


Rick Derringer

Jose Feliciano

Andrew Gold

Hot Tuna

Billy Joel

Elliott Murphy

Tim Moore

Pure Prairie League

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

Steve Martin*


Franklyn Ajaye*

Charlie Daniels

Jonathan Edwards

Duke Jupiter

Peter Gabriel

Art Garfunkel

Sammy Hagar

Henry Paul Band

Dan Hill

Sea Level



The Kinks

McGuinn, Clark and



Livingston Taylor


Pat Benatar

The Jerry Garcia Band

Hall and Oates

Roche Sisters

Frank Weber Band


Steve Hackett

Molly Hatchet

Paul Barrere Band


Gregg Allman Band

The New Song Quintet

The Ramones


The Oswegonian,
The Ontarian and
Mark A. Baker ’79

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13 thoughts on “A sampling of Oswego concerts: 1967-1982

    • Good looking out, Brian. I stand corrected! Thanks to the magic of the Interweb, I’ve put Jerry in his rightful place 🙂 Cheers and thanks for reading!

  1. I believe John Hall played solo and it was not Orleans unless he did both.

    The Outlaws played in I think 1977.

    Pat Metheny played in 1981.

  2. Anybody have a list of concerts/shows after 82? I saw a comedy act there in 1988 (I think, could have been 87 or 89), and I cannot remember who it was – It is driving me crazy!

  3. Hi, Just to let you know, I am trying to get The David Bromberg Big Band to play at this year’s reunion, at the Old City Hall, still working out the details.

  4. I was on the concert committee and was the dressing room door attendant for the Gregg Allman Band. He was very quiet but very pleasant and smelled of something I wish I was smoking!

  5. Ah but you all miss the great concerts for the freshman week in 1967, Look it up. The concerts in the 60s were the best. During those years we had the Doors, Sly and the Family Stone, Judy Collins, Simon and Garfunkel, Four Tops, Jay and the Americans, wide variety but some great shows.

  6. I attended Oswego in 1977 and what I remember about Steve Martin was that he came on during a blizzard and he thought his agent told him he was playing “sunny” Oswego.

  7. I love reliving those glory days! Don McLean is listed as performing in 1973. That might be true, but he was also the opening act for Melanie in 1970. I remember because I MC’d the show! I just retired and am finally documenting all the artists I interviewed at Oswego and around Central New York at that time and I’m up to 24 of them! Rock on!

  8. Saw Tommy James and the Shondells in the Hewitt Ubion Ballroom in the fall of ’67. Also Judy Collins had a concert in the fall of ’67 in the old gym (same place that the Doors played). The American Breed (Bend Me Shape Me) played at orientation in September of ’68.

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