I am glad they still have rock shows at The Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. We saw Mark Knoplfer play there a coupld of years ago and it really took me back to some of the great shows they had there a long time ago.
This is from the Stanley Clarke School Days Tour in 1976. He made a great entrance on to the stage and then wowed the audience along with guitarist Ray Gomez Billy Cobham and George Duke.
By 1976 Stanley Clarke had began to branch out from Return for Ever and perform as a solo act. School Days is regarded as one of his best albums and was recorded in a studio with a large ensemble. The guitarist on the tour was Ray Gomez and he was electrifying in the concert.
This image was taken at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PA in 1976. The theater is now known as The Benedum Center.
Stanley Clarke playing at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The guitarist was Ray Gomez and was part of the School Days album tour in 1976. We recently saw him play with Return to Forever and he has not lost a lick. One of the best bass guitarists of all time.
Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh
George Duke is an amazing piano and keyboard player. He played with Frank Zappa on Chunga’s Revenge, 200 Motels, WakawaJawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Apostrophe, Over-Nite Sensation, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury and Roxy and Elsewhere. He has also played with other artists like Stanley Clarke and Jean Luc Ponty and has a successful and current career as a solo artist. The original photo for this digital creation was taken during a show with Frank Zappa on the Apostrophe Tour in Pittsburgh. You can buy a print on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
Larry Coryell is an amazing guitarist. We have been fortunate to see him a few times with other bands and as an acoustic solo artist. Here he is at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh in 1974 warming up the crowd for Stanley Clarke. You can see other concert images and buy a print of this one by clicking here.
Stanley Clarke and Billy Cobham at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh during the 1970’s. This was taken during the School Days tour. To buy a print of Stanley Clarke on my commercial gallery click here.
Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham at the Stanley Theather
Another image of Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh during the 1970’s. This was taken during the School Days tour. To buy a print of Stanley Clarke on my commercial gallery click here.