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Springfield Civic Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

Our Dead of the Day brings us to Springfield, Massachusetts and the early part of the storied Spring '77 tour. Jerry’s pregnant guitar licks and resonant, pleading vocals in Sugaree are a great way to get the show off to a rousing start. A lovely Cassidy arrives next with Donna complementing Bobby’s vocals, intensifying the emotional impact of the lyrics. The rest of the set sparkles with that incredible ’77 lightness and beauty, producing great versions of just about every tune. But, then, the first notes of Scarlet...