The Pine Knob Eagles concert was a two-day event on June 26 and 27, 1975. This was at the Pine Knob Music Theater (later called DTE Energy Music Theater) in Clarkston, MI. Both days were sold out, and while there the Eagles were presented with a gold record for the One of These Nights album. It was their fourth gold record by Asylum.
Pine Knob Theater opened in 1972 and was a popular amphitheater for concerts. David Cassidy was Pine Knob’s first performer. Even though the name changed in 2002 to DTE Energy Music Theater, people still referred to it as Pine Knob. Then, as of January 14, 2022 it was announced that the name was officially changed back to Pine Knob.
Glenn Frey’s mother, Nellie Frey, was at this 1975 concert, and an article (see below) from an interview with her appeared in the Detroit Free Press newspaper July 1, 1975. It’s obvious she was very proud of Glenn.
Presentation of One of These Nights gold record award following the shows at Pine Knob Music Theater
Pavilion ticket for first night at Pine Knob
Pine Knob outdoor theater
Nellie Frey: “We sort of wanted him to be a lawyer-he made excellent grades without even trying-or do something in literature because his teachers were always encouraging him to write because he did it so beautifully. I guess this has come out in his songs.”
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI) – July 1, 1975
The Windsor Star (Windsor, Ontario) – June 21, 1975
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI) – June 22, 1975