Mega Band "RUSH", In the Soo????

Posted: Monday, May 24, 2010 by •»¶hê ƒRëq»•-)•–––– in

Yes boys and girls, there was a time when mega stars "RUSH" use to play the Memorial Gardens back
in the 1970's.   Rush played here a few times and all I can tell you is they were LOUD.    By the time their album Moving Pictures was released, Rush never returned to Sault Ste. Marie.   I would love it if they would but their stage production is so massive these days, I highly doubt they'd fit in the new Essar Center.  Anyways, here are 2 rare photos I have of Rush at the Memorial Gardens back in the 70's.   Rush was noted for having thick shag carpet on their stage back then.  Unfortunately it's not shown in the photos.  These 2 photos were submitted by me to Duane Roy who is writing a book about the  concerts at our old Memorial Gardens.  Duane wrote a book about the Castle Farms recently. 
"Castle Stories: A Rock and Roll Scrapbook" was released in mid-November. Published by Alloways Printing in Blind River, the 294-page softcover book boasts more than 300 photos and memories of concerts, including Judas Priest, Metallica, Ringo Starr and The Police, presented between 1976 and 1993 at the former concert venue in Charlevoix, Mich.