Welcome to MusicDayz

The world's largest online archive of date-sorted music facts, bringing day-by-day facts instantly to your fingertips.
Find out what happened on your or your friends' Birthday, Wedding Day, Anniversary or just discover fun facts in musical areas that particularly interest you.
Please take a look around.

Fact #170314


Short story:

The Who play at Majestic Ski Hill, an open-air ski resort and venue in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA, supported by The Geneva Convention.

Full article:

Robert S. Campbell (audience) : Majestic Hills was originally a man made ski resort in Lake Geneva. They used to have year round music at the actual resort in the mid 60's. In the late 60's it moved to a large metal building near by that was used for boat storage in the winter. Half of the side walls were missing, thus the venue was partially open air and only open in the summer months. There were shows on Wed, Fri and Saturday night.

The stage ran the whole length of one end. Typically they would have three bands with the best show held on Saturday night. The line up would typically consist of a good area band, a regional band and a headliner.

The stage was wide enough so that the bands could set up side by side with the headliner in the middle to cut down on time between shows. On 8/03/68 the second band was an area band from Rockford, Il. The band was in transition and was either named The Grim Reapers or Fuse at the time. Later the band evolved into Cheap Trick. They played on the left side of The Who. It was a cold, rainy night so the crowd had to pack in under the roof and could not overflow outside. As a handful of us went to school with members of The Grim Reapers / Fuse we were invited up on stage after there show and sat amongst their equipment while The Who performed their set.

I remember sitting about eight feet from John Entwistle. I do not remember the exact set list (we went to shows like this every weekend) but I would say it was very close to a "Live at Leeds" style show. The Grim Reapers had performed early Who songs for years and we were familair with and pleased that they did a lot of early songs.
(Source : not known)