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Comparing Photos of Concerts on the White House South Lawn: 1921 and 2009
Take a look back in time at photos of two different concerts on the White House South Lawn: one taken in 1921 and another in 2009. See how the culture and technology have changed over time!
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James Brown's Strange Inaugural Performances: From Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton
From Richard Nixon's 1969 inauguration to Bill Clinton's 1993 inaugural balls, James Brown played a strange role in US presidential inaugurations. Read more to learn how the Godfather of Soul backed Republican and Democratic presidents.
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The History of the Watergate Steps Before They Became Synonymous With Scandal
Before the Watergate scandal, these steps were used for grand arrivals of dignitaries and heads of state and for summer music concerts. Learn how the steps near the Lincoln Memorial were put to good use before jets flew over them.
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RIP Robin Gibb: Remembering the Bee Gees Co-Founder
Remembering Bee Gees co-founder Robin Gibb, who died today at age 62. Learn more about the group's rise to stardom in the late 70s and their unforgettable performance at the Capital Centre in 1979.
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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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Grateful Dead Play Free Show at American University in 1972
In their heyday, the Grateful Dead passed through American University in the fall of 1972 to play a free show in front of about 10,000 people. Read an excerpt from Bob Galano's Washington Post review and stream the show on Archive.org.
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Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bruce Springsteen at the University of Maryland
Check this out! If you were a student at the University of Maryland back in 1973 — maybe some of you were? — you could attend this sick concert with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bruce Springsteen. Okay, so Jerry Lee Lewis has as slightly dubious past, but the dude is pretty incredible at piano. Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bruce Springsteen concert at the University of Maryland...
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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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Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan's Live Performance in Washington, D.C. in 1983
Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan's live performance in Washington, D.C. on December 27th, 1983. Featuring the setlist from that night, a video of the performance and a tribute to the late musician.
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The Washington Hilton: A Look Back at the Doors Performance in 1967
In 1967, the Washington Hilton was the place to be for live music, including a performance by the Doors. Take a look back at this iconic performance with photos, ticket stubs, and more!
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Jimi Hendrix at the Washington Hilton: A Look Back at the Guitar God's 1968 Performance in D.C.
Relive Jimi Hendrix's incredible performance at the Washington Hilton on March 10th, 1968. Featuring concert footage, photos, a setlist, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning review from the Washington Post.
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