Date: April 14, 2018 02:02AM
My first (not concert) was Phyllis Diller at the Valley Music Hall in Bountiful in 1966, I think. I went with a girl from school, Nancy P.
We had been in school togther since 7th grade, and I would have never remembered that we'd gone together except she was at our 50th reunion last summer and we had a very nice chat. She and her husband had just returned from him being mission president somewhere. She reminded me that we'd been friends all those years but only went on one date, and proceeded to tell me what it was. She reminded me that she asked me to the show.
I mention it because the first popular band I'd seen opened for Ms. Diller, and Nancy reminded me their name was The Sandpipers.
They had a big hit song that year called "Guantanamera". That song has a long history ever since it was written, recorded by lots of artists including Los Lobos and Buena Vista social Club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm1anurhbeg