IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD Tour 1966
|July 1, 1966||RI Auditorium, Providence||James Brown & The Famous Flames||The Jewels||Swanee Quintette||YES|
original poster courtesy of Peter Gemma
James Brown (vocals)
THE FAMOUS FLAMES:
Bobby Bennett, Lloyd Stallworth, Bobby Byrd
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The seats we had on July 1st were 2nd row in the arena - stage left. I avoided
floor seats in case of trouble. At that time Brown usually had a dozen or so
people toward the front of the stage so they would lead a charge forward when he
did his signature "please, please, please" at the end of the show. This exciting
"spontaneous" expression of appreciation was just short of an uncontrollable
situation. He dropped that part of the show's script when it did in fact result
in crowd control problems.
I attended the concert (which had the same opening acts you list) with my high school sweetheart - she was 14 and I was 15. We dated through college, meandered through life as friends, and got married two years ago.