Utopia/Boston/Poco/Outlaws/Giants Stadium/June 15

by Bob Santelli, The Aquarian

East Rutherford, N.J. - The concert began promptly at noon with Poco. Displaying a new brand of commercialized country-rock, the kind that makes their latest lp, Legends, such a smash, Poco indeed showed signs of a renaissance. As expected, "Crazy Love," their hit single, was the song that received the most feedback from the crowd.

Rock: 55,000 at Stadium in Jersey Hear 4 Acts

by Ken Emerson, New York Times

On Sunday, 55,000 people thronged Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for an afternoon of rock-and-roll that may prove to be the summer's biggest rock event in terms of sheer numbers in the New York area. "The kids are fantastic," John Scher, the New Jersey promoter said, "They make the event bigger and bigger until it transcends the individual acts that are playing." In this instance, that wasn't terribly hard to do: Poco, Todd Rundgren and Utopia, and the Outlaws are not superlative bands, and even Boston, the headliner, is uneven.
 
While Poco performed kick-up-your-heels country-rock, the crowd drank in the sun as well as a good deal of beer. Soon the cots in the emergency medical center were littered with bodies that were quite unconscious and quite pink.

 

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