Friday, August 24, 2007

Kansas played at Fort McClellan

Really, they did.

While clicking around on the 'net for stuff about music in Calhoun County, I ran across this little tidbit of info:

Kansas played at Fort McClellan on July 4, 1998.

Found that juicy nugget here on a Web site that has a massive list of all Kansas tour dates. Don't know how reliable the info is, but it sounds plausible, considering the fact that Kansas hardly was a mainstream rock act in the late 1990s and would play just about anywhere. I saw them in Gadsden a few years before that.

I guess this means you can add Kansas to any number of popular rock and country acts that have played in Calhoun County through the years -- though most of them played up at Jacksonville State.

I'll try to get into more examples of that later. Some music fans in Calhoun County may be more aware of that list than I am anyway.

Interestingly, Kansas was also one of two acts -- Billy Joel was the other -- to christen Pete Mathews Coliseum at Jax State in 1974.

By the way, Kansas' Web site is pretty cool. Plays tunes when you log on.