The Bottom Line in New York – March 11-12, 1981

Randy Meisner and the Silverados were at The Bottom Line concerts in New York less than a couple of weeks after the Silverados’ appearance on the Fridays TV show that aired on Feb. 27, 1981. Unfortunately, the first night of these two Bottom Line shows did not go well for Randy. Like everybody, sometimes you just have a bad evening. It seems the second night went better. Rosanne Cash opened for the Silverados both nights. The Bottom Line was a venue in Greenwich Village. It opened in 1974, and it had a capacity for seating of 400. Sadly, this news article tells the story of how The Bottom Line had to close its doors for good in January 2004.

The Silverados were on stage somewhere almost every night in February and March of 1981. As mentioned in the Tuscaloosa News article below, Randy sang a jingle for a Budweiser radio commercial in 1981, and it is near the bottom of this page.

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Photo from Joseph A. Lagudi, Jr. who attended this concert

Ebet Roberts, photographer

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Randy and Therese having a good time on stage at The Bottom Line

Billboard magazine – Apr. 4, 1981

The Bottom Line ticket for the first night

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A crowd in front of The Bottom Line in 1979
photo by Richard E. Aaron

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Journal News (White Plains, NY) – Mar. 8, 1981

Sapulpa Daily Herald (Sapulpa, OK) – Mar. 13, 1981

This article was written between the Fridays TV appearance of Feb. 27, 1981, and The Bottom Line shows.

Daily News (New York, NY) – Mar. 10, 1981

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Newsday (Melville, NY) – Mar. 13, 1981

“Hey, Randy Meisner, this Bud’s for you: Although he’s contemplating an endorsement deal with Anheuser-Busch, former Eagle Meisner didn’t pop anyone’s top during a recent swing through New York with his band, the Silverados.”

The Bottom Line in New York
Tuscaloosa News ( Tuscaloosa, AL) – Apr. 10, 1981
Budweiser radio commercial below

Randy’s Budweiser radio commercial from 1981 (Randy speaks at the very end.)

Silverados March 1981 Partial Schedule

Itinerary from Randy’s and Therese’s friend, Colleen Stewart, who was on tour with the Silverados


Even though Randy had a bad first evening at The Bottom Line, some good came out of it for a few other people in the music business.

The Bottom Line in New York

Billboard magazine – Nov. 27, 1999

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