Day on the Green concerts & softball game – May 28-30, 1977

This Day on the Green at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA was a two-day event. The Eagles headlined the all-star show and had their first appearance on Saturday, May 28, 1977. Then, the next day they played softball against Bill Graham (Day on the Green promoter) and several radio personnel. Unfortunately, the Eagles lost the game.

Monday, May 30, 1977 (Memorial Day) was the second concert, and they had a friendly volleyball game either before or after that day’s show. The other bands on the bill were:

  • The Steve Miller Band
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • Heart
  • Foreigner.

The Memorial Day weekend event was just a few days after the Eagles returned from their European tour.

The Eagles were also at Day on the Green in 1975 and 1976.

Saturday, May 28, 1977

Day on the Green concerts & softball game -  May 28-30, 1977
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley (on drums), Don Felder, Joe Walsh
Day on the Green 1977
Don Felder with Rebecca and Jesse Felder

Sunday, May 29, 1977

On May 29, between the two concert days, the Eagles played softball against Bill Graham (Day on the Green promoter) and various radio personnel.

Cash Box magazine – June 11, 1977

Randy & Bill Graham

Radio & Records magazine – June 10, 1977
Boz Scaggs

Monday, May 30, 1977 – Volleyball Game

Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, Bill Graham, Don Henley, and Joe Walsh with Irving Azoff on his back

Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, Bill Graham, Don Henley, and Joe Walsh with Irving Azoff on his back

Don Felder (wearing a Caribou Ranch Recording Studio shirt), Randy Meisner, Bill Graham, Joe Walsh, Irving Azoff, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey

Don Felder, Randy Meisner, Bill Graham, Joe Walsh, Irving Azoff, Don Henley, and Glenn Frey

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, and Joe Walsh

Randy Meisner (Harley Davidson shirt), Joe Walsh, Don Felder, Boz Scaggs, and Glenn Frey (in background in white Eagles t-shirt)
Boz played on the softball team for the Eagles the day before this concert.

Randy with Glenn’s cousin, Rebecca M.

Glenn Frey and Don Henley

Concert poster

Day on the Green 1977
Day on the Green 1977
Petaluma Argus-Courier (Petaluma, CA) – May 21, 1977
Day on the Green 1977
Radio & Records magazine – June 10, 1977

Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA) – Apr. 23, 1977

The Argus (Fremont, CA) – May 27, 1977

“There are suggestions of the Beach Boys, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and other bygone Southland bands in the Eagles, and their delightful guitar combinations, (there were 22 guitars on stage for four Eagles to choose from) with a number of keyboard sounds provides a mixed bag of music that no other group can match.”

Concert review in the San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA) – May 29, 1977

“A stadium is a stadium is a stadium, but Bill Graham’s ‘Day on the Green’ concert series in Oakland is rapidly becoming known as the premier outdoor rock showcase in the country.”

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA) – May 31, 1977

Concert review in the California Aggie (student newspaper of University of California Davis) – June 8, 1977

Concert review in Billboard magazine – June 18, 1977

Concert review in the San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA) – June 19, 1977

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