The Metro St.
Louis Live Music
Alton Recreation Center
I got this note from Paul Light on 11-4-10:
A couple of little tidbits about ARCS......when I was 14 and too young to
get in the place, we'd just hang around outside in the middle of winter
trying to get a peak inside while we watched the cig smoke bellow out of the
eaves.......I recall seeing The Touch there and thinking who is this old
dude with the cane sitting on the side of the band stand.....I understood
later he was their manager.
recall the first time I saw the Black Zone there....and the first time I saw
Chuck Keil......he looked about 10' tall and the epitome of a real rock god
right before my eyes.......!!!!!!!"
When I was 16 (and old enough to get in) I used to rent the building for
$35 and pay a rent a cop $35 and have a rock concert with my band Zebulon
Pike........on Friday afternoons we would tour around Alton and Marquette
High Schools handing out flyers to the gig and typcially got a couple of
hundred kids all sitting on the floor cross legged diggin on Space Truckin'
or Remember the Future by Nectar.
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