Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert – Aug. 8, 1976

The Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert was August 8, 1976 and was the last concert of their One Of These Nights tour. This show was billed as Colorado Sun-Day #3 with the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, and Pure Prairie League. The Eagles were the headliners. This Denver performance was just a few days after the Day On the Green concert of August 3, 1976 in Oakland, CA.

This Denver Eagles concert was covered by Randy’s hometown newspaper in Nebraska, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Several of Randy Meisner’s family members attended, including his mom and dad. Since Randy’s parents, Herman and Emilie Meisner, were at this Denver concert they were interviewed for this article. By reading what his parents had to say, you can tell they were obviously very proud of Randy. The article pages and photos below were a part of the Star-Herald weekend insert called Western Sky.

Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert

Cover and inside cover of Western Sky magazine, which was included in the Star-Herald newspaper of Aug. 22, 1976

“A retired farmer who worked land near Scottsbluff for 27 years, Herman, his wife and much of the Meisner clan were there, 200 miles from home at a mass ‘rock concert,’ as guests of his son–Randy Meisner, an Eagle.”

“Speaking over the music, Randy’s father said, ‘Music’s always been his life,’ as Herman and his wife traced their son’s career from playing the guitar at family picnics to his first public performances at age 14 with The Dynamics of Scottsbluff.”

Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, NE) – Aug. 22, 1976
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“Both do impersonations of ‘The Duke’ (John Wayne) and have also been known to satirize the term ‘rock star’ by doing their own rendition of talking rocks.”

Joe Walsh and Randy recreated one of their impersonations of John Wayne backstage at Coachella when Randy visted with Joe after Joe’s concert there on May 19, 2017. You can view the Coachella video of Randy and Joe on the Podcasts and Interviews page.

“The Eagles, who had been absent from the backstage gathering for a time, suddenly emerged from a trailer and were escorted along a path to the stairs leading to the back of the six-foot high stage.

As they vanished behind walls of equipment blocking them from view from the backstage area, the crowd erupted in welcome in seeing The Eagles at the front of the stage–making it quite clear why they had come.”

Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, NE) – Aug. 22, 1976

Denver Mile High Stadium stage

Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, NE) – Aug. 22, 1976
Randy is wearing his Cawley’s Potato Chips shirt, and Don Felder is wearing a Colorado shirt.

Randy is wearing a Cawley’s Potato Chip shirt and holding a Rocky Road candy bar. Cawley’s chips were produced in Scottsbluff.

Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert

Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert program booklet pages

Back & front covers

Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, CO) – July 3, 1976

Bluffs Travel Co. had a special offer for those traveling from Scottsbluff to Denver for the Eagles concert

Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, NE) – July 11, 1976

Star-Herald (Scottsbluff, NE) – July 14, 1976

Aspen Times (Aspen, CO) – Aug. 5, 1976

Mile High Stadium Eagles concert ticket

Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert
Denver Mile High Stadium Eagles concert

Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE) – Aug. 10, 1976

Mile High Stadium – capacity in 1976 was 63,532

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