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Crazy Horse

Kalamazoo – Mid to late 60’s. (Keystones played there a number of times during that period.)

4 Responses to Crazy Horse

  1. Patti Ross says:

    Not mrc but mc5.

  2. Patti Ross says:

    I remember going there with a bunch of girlfriends from portage northern high school. I saw ted nugent play when it was his first album i’m not a juvenile delinquent. he threw free albums into the audience. we didn’t like him because we had heard he was very conceited person. but I have to admit, he could play a mean guitar. we also did some line dancing there. it was a great place because we were out in the country and we could make as much noise as we wanted, and boy the bands did just that. MRC was there.

  3. JIM CAMP says:

    I remember seeing Rotary Connection with Minnie Riperton, then Bob Seger play the Crazy Horse. also local bands beside the Keystones included “1984” and the Rock Garden. It was a big old barn and a great place to have a good time. I wish I could remember more bands that played there. Anybody remember Harrison Bull’s The “Summer Place” also in Portage. I recall seeing “The Association” play there

    • Neita Chamberline says:

      Yes! I was at that outdoor concert at Summer Place, which was the old Ramona Palace Dance Hall of the 1940’s Big Band era…I remember how hot that place was inside, but man alive did we have a blast there! I went to school with Dick Carlson, one of the founding members of the Keystones. He taught me how to slow dance in 9th grade! And one of my “besties” back then was Seger’s keyboard/backup vocalist, Danny Watson. MAN could that boy sing and play! Danny used to come to our house and play “My Girl” for my mom and sing it to her. Whenever I was at his house early mornings, his mom made us this fantastic oatmeal concoction for breakfast. I almost LIVED at the Crazy Horse. I hung with Brownsville Station and Dick Wagner and the Frost. “Uncle Dickie” was one of the most amazing axemen I’ve ever seen, and he went on to become Alice Cooper’s songwriter and lead guitarist. Saw Kenny Rogers and 1st Edition at the Horse, as well as loads of local bands like Keystones, Caste, the Tiers, etc. Also saw Electric Prunes there, and of course our Michigan people like MC5, the Bob Seger System, Frost, soooooo many really good times there. That place was MY place, along with Summer Place.

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