|OCTOBER 7 & 8/
conflicting reports as to who actually opended these shows this weekend.
Several members of The Wha? have said that they played the
opening weekend (day not mentioned), which I believe. As far as The
Chosen Few, there are reports that they had broken up by this time,
although I have read an interview with Ron Asheton (CF bassist) where he says
that he struck the first chord ever at the Grande!
Daniel O'Connell, bassist for The Wha?, checked in
with this definitive piece of information:
"Be assured that
the Chosen Few did NOT play the opening weekend of the Grande. That is an
absolute fact. Russ Gibb hired our band "The Wha?" because the Chosen
Few broke up shortly before the opening weekend AND they were reforming as SRC.
That is the way it was, period."
ARTIST: GARY GRIMSHAW