Paul Revere & The Raiders – The Kingsmen – UM Fieldhouse – May 1966

50 years ago, the UM Fieldhouse (later the Harry Adams Fieldhouse) held it’s first rock ‘n’ roll concerts.  Billed as “The Two Greatest Dances ever in Montana at the Interscholastics,” featured Paul Revere and the Raiders alongside Missoula bands The Vulcans and Mojo’s Mark IV  on Friday night, and Jack Ely and the Kingsmen on Saturday.

Glenn Berstrom took his camera and captured these slides: Paul Revere and the Raiders – UM Fieldhouse

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Paul Revere and the Raiders UM Fieldhouse 1966

Paul Revere Ticket courtesy Daniel Ley

Paul Revere & The Raiders immortalized the night’s festivities on the song “Just Seventeen,” which would appear on their 1970 album, Collage.

Just Seventeen (lyrics)

Early in the mornin’, up in Missoula
Was just about a quarter to 4
Layin’ on my bed, treatment in my head
There’d come a knock on my door
Before my eyes there was an angel
& I said “Won’t you come inside? “
She said “I’m just 17” but she looked fine
“Just 17? Come on inside”

Later in the mornin’, up in Missoula

Mornin’ sunshine comin’ through on my floor
I was feelin’ weak, ’bout to fall asleep
There’d come a knock on my door
Before my eyes there stood that angel

She said “Why don’t you be mine? “
” ‘Cause you’re just 17″ but she looks fine
“Just 17, & that’s a crime”

 

 

3 Comments on “Paul Revere & The Raiders – The Kingsmen – UM Fieldhouse – May 1966

  1. The girl was a Missoula Hellgate student her first name was Debbie and of course her last name escapes me she was a short hair blonde.

  2. I went to that Paul Revere concert. It was the first concert I ever attended and I was 16.
    I had a few tickets that were given to me as I had sold some equipment to the Raiders and I distributed them to some of my friends.
    One thing I remember was that Mojo and the guys placed their amplifier cabinets on their sides to make them narrower and taller. Impressive at the time.
    I’ll never forget Alley Oop by the Mark IV dressed in bearskins.
    Paul Revere and the Raiders were dressed in Uniforms and even had synchronized steps-very impressive at the time.

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