UPDATE: Yep, they sure did. Here’s front man Tony Butala talking about it.
That upcoming Kenny Chesney gig is still being advertised as the first ever at Jordan-Hare. And it still isn’t, still won’t be. But now the fact-checking gaffe seems even more inexplicable.
Last Fall, we pointed out that the Chesney show would be at least the third major concert at the stadium, and the second in just 15 years. But hey, guess what — it’ll be at least the fourth!
Because the Lettermen that took the field at Cliff Hare on Oct. 22, 1964 weren’t football players. They were, you know, the singing group The Lettermen.
Gold records. Grammy noms. Like a million songs. The Lettermen. And it was a full year before the James Brown show.
Of course the institutional amnesia might be somewhat understandable this time. The actual performance received scant attention in the Plainsman, the paper instead focusing its reviews and photos on the comely coterie of coeds that made an appearance at intermission.
But still, that’s at least three pre-Chesney concerts at Jordan-Hare. Auburn probably needs to see a doctor about this.
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Related: The original capacity of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium was twice as much as everyone says.
Bill Miller says
I was at the Letterman concert in 1964 and it was very well received those in the stadium. If I remember correctly, maybe the next year, that the Four Freshman were in concert, but the students did not get their music and big deal was made of getting more current acts to Auburn. I also remember seeing Dionne Warwick in concert in the old student rec center near the stadium.