Balboa Stadium in San Diego – Sept. 27, 1975

Balboa Stadium in San Diego was the location of one of two separate Eagles concerts held during a weekend in September 1975 in California. The two concerts were a day apart with the same lineup of the Eagles, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt. Sept. 28 was the Sunshine Festival at Anaheim Stadium. The day before on Sept. 27 in San Diego was this concert at Balboa Stadium. (Linda wore almost identical dresses to each concert.) There is a video of Linda from this concert below.

Concert filmed for Howard Cosell’s show:

The Balboa concert was filmed for Howard Cosell’s new TV show on ABC called “Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell” and included an appearance on stage by Alex Karras. Alex was a sportscaster and actor and had also been a football player with the Detroit Lions. (This was not the same show as the more well-known Saturday Night Live Show on NBC.) A quote found in a 2018 news article about Cosell’s show states “Because of the show’s short run, there aren’t any videos of any of the programs.” However, there is an audio of the beginning of the show below.

Other guests on Cosell’s show that day were John Wayne, Redd Foxx, Barbara Walters, and Harry Blackstone, Jr.

Alex Karras is in the orange wig on stage.
Glenn Frey’s shirt is printed with “Alex Karras Blues Band”.

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Alex Karras, Don Felder, and Bernie Leadon

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Alex Karras, Don Felder, and Don Henley (on drums)

Linda Ronstadt and David Lindley

David Lindley and Linda Ronstadt

Andrew Gold and Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

Balboa Stadium in San Diego Eagles Concert

Balboa Stadium in San Diego

Audio of Eagles on ABC’s “Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell” TV show

Intro and “Already Gone”

Linda Ronstadt at Balboa Stadium

“Heat Wave”

Balboa Stadium in San Diego Eagles concert
LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – Aug. 23, 1975
Balboa Stadium in San Diego Eagles concert
Windsor Star (Windsor, Ontario) – Sept. 27, 1975

The Daily Times-News (Burlington, NC) – Sept. 27, 1975

Triton Times (student newspaper of Univ. of California San Diego) – Sept. 29, 1975
Correct identification is Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, and Bernie Leadon
(Accompanying article “Together Once Again” below)

Triton Times (student newspaper of Univ. of California San Diego) – Sept. 29, 1975
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Don Felder
(Accompanying article “Together Once Again” below)

Concert review in the Triton Times (student newspaper of Univ. of California San Diego) – Sept. 29, 1975

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Balboa Stadium in San Diego was demolished in 1978 after it failed to meet earthquake standards. It was on the campus of San Diego High School and hosted all kinds of sporting events as well as rock concerts. It had a capacity of 34,000.

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