Marigold Ballroom

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Marigold Ballroom

Postby Drakonyx » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:50 pm

Did this move? An early description has it on Olive Avenue, but a later address is 1833 Hedges. Did it get relocated when Blackstone and Abby were split? Does anyone have any memories of this place? Who played there? I heard that the Byrds and the Dead played gigs there around '67.

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Re: Marigold Ballroom

Postby flwbdw » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:18 pm

I went to the Marigold a couple of times in the 60's and remember a band called The Chocolate Watchband and another was Sopwith Camel. They had a song called "Hello Hello, I like your smile, would you like some of my tangerine, you know I'd never treat you mean" or something like that,that got some limited air play on a small AM station that was located on Blackstone that would have to sign off when the sun went down. I can't remember their call letters but I won 2 copies of the Who's "I can see for miles" 45 trying to pick the right number to win a Yamaha trail bike. Also a few of the light shows there were put on by a guy named Don Yost. These are foggy memories at best, cause as they say, If you remember the 60's you weren't there.

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Re: Marigold Ballroom

Postby Lost Fresno » Thu May 12, 2016 10:33 am

Neat Marigold Ballroom flyer circa 1967.

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Re: Marigold Ballroom

Postby GYM » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:24 pm

My band opened for Janis Ian at the Marigold when it was at the Blackstone and Abby split. Never knew it was located anywhere else.

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