The Eagles and Spooky Tooth concert at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio was in the University’s Memorial Hall on May 13, 1973. This performance was fairly early in the Desperado tour.
Eagles on stage at University of Akron
Randy Meisner, Glenn Frey, and Bernie Leadon
The Akron Buchtelite-University of Akron student newspaper (Akron, OH) – May 15, 1973
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) – Apr. 22, 1973
Eagles and Spooky Tooth newspaper ad and concert poster
The Scene (Cleveland, OH) – Apr. 26-May 2, 1973
“Their style is an amalgam of Burritos-flavored dynamics with Gene Clark and Jackson Browne leanings.”
The Scene (Cleveland, OH) – May 3-9, 1973
The Akron Buchtelite-University of Akron student newspaper (Akron, OH) – May 11, 1973
“And ex-Poco member, Randy Meisner, made his subtle and important mark on the evening by doing his ‘Certain Kind of Fool’ and ‘Tryin’ — both numbers of high energy and Poco-like vocals. Meisner’s bass playing is simple, but steady.”
The Scene (Cleveland, OH) – May 17-23, 1973
Of course, “Tequila Surprise” mentioned in the article above should be “Tequila Sunrise”.
“The Eagles played to a half-empty gym in Akron. The California band eventually sold out football stadiums, but its May 13, 1973, concert at the University of Akron’s Memorial Hall was a humble beginning.”
Akron Beacon Journal Online (Akron, OH) – Aug. 11, 2021
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