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Bobby and the Midnites concert pictures

`Bobby and the Midnites` were an American Rock band led by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. They are photographed & captured here from the stage & pit area during a concert in America in 1980. For more information and to follow the band on social media use any of the following external links.

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Bobby and the Midnites concert pictures ~ Bill O’Leary

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ON THIS NIGHT : BOBBY & THE MIDNITES

This band was a side project of Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead photographed here at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey on November 1, 1980. This band was brand new having played their very first show only 4 months earlier, now featuring bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogart and Appice fame, also guitarist Bobby Cochran who had played in Steppenwolf & was also the nephew of the famous Eddie Cochran. The music was rock n’ roll with some jazz-rock fusion thrown in considering the musicians level of skill.

A powerful drummer

The band also featured fellow Grateful Dead member Brent Mydland on keyboards who shared vocals with Bob Weir throughout the show. Also featured, possibly one of the best drummers ever, Billy Cobham who had played with Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra as well. Talk about a powerful drummer, I was in awe of his playing style and was happy to be capturing images of him. I left this show amazed at how different it was in comparison to the music the Grateful Dead played, I also got to see some music legends for sure.

Location and date of these concert captures 

Capitol Theater / New Jersey / America / 01.11.1980

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