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The Blasters

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1979-present

The Blasters are a rock and roll music group formed in 1979 in Downey, California by brothers Phil Alvin (vocals and guitar) and Dave Alvin (guitar), with bass guitarist John Bazz and drummer Bill Bateman. Phil Alvin explained the origin of the band's name: "I thought Joe Turner’s backup band on Atlantic records – I had these 78s – I thought they were the Blues Blasters. That ends up it was Jimmy McCracklin. I just took the 'Blues' off and Joe finally told me, that’s Jimmy McCracklin’s name, but you tell ‘im I gave you permission to steal it."

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Levi & the Rockats 12/22/1979 The Church Santa Monica California USA
X 04/04/1980 North Park Lions Club San Diego California USA
The Blasters 06/16/1980 The Starwood Hollywood California USA
Queen 07/05/1980 San Diego Sports Arena San Diego California USA
Queen 07/07/1980 Compton Terrace (1) Phoenix Arizona USA
Queen 07/08/1980 The Forum Inglewood California USA
Queen 07/09/1980 The Forum Inglewood California USA
Queen 07/10/1980 The Forum Inglewood California USA
Queen 07/11/1980 The Forum Inglewood California USA
Queen 07/13/1980 Oakland Coliseum Arena Oakland California USA
Queen 07/14/1980 Oakland Coliseum Arena Oakland California USA
X 07/24/1980 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood California USA
The Greg Kihn Band 08/01/1980 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood California USA
The Greg Kihn Band 08/02/1980 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood California USA
The Blasters 08/08/1980 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood California USA
The Blasters 08/09/1980 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood California USA
The Blasters 08/20/1980 The Starwood Hollywood California USA
The Blasters 11/20/1980 The Starwood Hollywood California USA
The Greg Kihn Band 12/26/1980 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood California USA
The Greg Kihn Band 12/27/1980 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood California USA
The Blasters 12/29/1980 The Starwood Hollywood California USA
X 01/13/1981 Old Waldorf San Francisco California USA
X 01/14/1981 Old Waldorf San Francisco California USA
The Blasters 01/16/1981 Cuckoo's Nest Costa Mesa California USA
The Blasters 01/28/1981 The Starwood Hollywood California USA

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