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Black Oak Arkansas

Black Oak Arkansas is an American Southern rock band named after the band's hometown of Black Oak, Arkansas. The band reached the height of its fame in the 1970s with ten charting albums released in that decade. Their style is punctuated by multiple guitar players and the raspy voice and on-stage antics of vocalist Jim "Dandy" Mangrum.

McKendree Spring

McKendree Spring is a progressive folk-rock band, active mainly in the early 1970s. The band consisted of Fran McKendree (vocals and guitar), Fred Holman (bass), Dr. Michael Dreyfuss (electric violin, viola, Moog, Arp) and Martin Slutsky (electric guitar).

Olympic Auditorium

The Grand Olympic Auditorium was built in 1924 specifically for the 1932 Summer Olympics, which saw the boxing, weightlifting and wrestling events held there. At the time it was the largest indoor venue in the U.S., originally seating 15,300. The grand opening of the Olympic Auditorium was on August 5, 1925, and was a major media event, attended by such celebrities as Jack Dempsey and Rudolph Valentino. Some scenes in the 1976 film Rocky were filmed at the venue.


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