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A Look at Concerts on the White House South Lawn from 1921 to 2009
Take a look at the history of concerts held on the White House South Lawn, from 1921 to 2009. See photos of the United States Marine Corps Band performing in 1921 and the Foo Fighters in 2009.
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James Brown at Richard Nixon's Inauguration: Wait, What?
Believe it or not, James Brown, Godfather of Soul, performed at Richard Nixon's 1969 inauguration. Learn why he accepted the gig and how his relationship with Nixon changed over time.
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Echoes of the Past: The Watergate Concerts Beneath the Lincoln Memorial
Discover the lesser-known history of D.C.'s iconic Watergate steps, which once resonated with the melodies of the Watergate concerts. From grand visions of dignitary arrivals to captivating symphonies by the Potomac, explore the steps' transformation through time.
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Remembering Robin Gibb: Bee Gees Legacy and 1979 Capital Centre Performance
Dive into the musical journey of the Bee Gees, focusing on Robin Gibb's contribution and their iconic 1979 performance at the Capital Centre. Explore the heights of their fame in the late 70s and reminisce about Robin Gibb's enduring legacy in the music world.
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Janis Joplin's 1969 Performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion: A Look Back Before Woodstock
Before Janis Joplin's defining moment at Woodstock, she rocked out at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 1969. Read a review of the show from the Washington Post and see a video of her performance!
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The Police Live in Adams Morgan in 1979: A Look Back at a Legendary Show
Take a look back at a legendary show in Adams Morgan, Washington DC in 1979 when The Police played the Ontario Theater. Read a short review of the show, and watch a video of the band playing a West German TV show.
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The Grateful Dead Played a Free Show at AU in 1972: What Was the Review?
In 1972, the Grateful Dead played a free show at AU in front of 10,000 fans. Read an excerpt from the Washington Post review and stream the show on Archive.org to find out what happened!
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A Look Back at a Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bruce Springsteen Concert at the University of Maryland in 1973
It's 1973 and Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bruce Springsteen are playing a concert together at the University of Maryland! Read a review of this legendary event, and learn about other incredible concerts that happened in DC around the same time.
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A Fresh New Look and Springsteen at the Verizon Center - A Look Back at the Old Capital Centre
This week, the blog has a fresh new look and the Boss is rocking out at the Verizon Center. But let's not forget the old Capital Centre in Landover, MD - where many GoDCers have fond memories of great concerts. Get psyched listening to Hungry Heart and have a great show!
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U2 in the Nation’s Capital: How U2 Rocked the District in the Early 1980s
In the early 1980s, U2 made four stops in the nation’s capital, playing small venues like The Bayou in Georgetown and The Ontario Theater in Adams Morgan. Read about the incredible performances and how U2 went on to become the biggest band in the world.
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