THE ROY ORBISON CONCERT TRIBUTE -TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS February 24, 1990, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California.
Universal Amphitheatre was an indoor amphitheatre located in Los Angeles, Ca., within Universal City, then remodeled and converted into an indoor theatre in 1982 to improve acoustics. Its capacity was 6189 seats. It closed on September 6 2013, to be demolished for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.
program (8.5 x 11 inches).
Roy died December 6, 1988, in Hendersonville,
Tennessee. This concert was held in his honor and conceived by his
wife, Barbara, knowing his commitment to the homeless.The concert
consisted of narration, musical performances, film, poetry, and
taped messages. The program booklet lists names of hosts, performers,
and credits (concert production). There is a very nice 3 page synopsis
of Roy's life and legendary career with pictures, including an awesome
one with The Beatles (early: he was one of their heroes). There
are several pages of written tributes from famous singer/songwriters:
Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Bono (U2), Mick Jagger
(Rolling Stones), Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys), Tom Petty,
George Harrison, and Chris Isaak.
The program include photos. There
is a full page photo of Cher. Roy's complete discography is listed
on a full page. All photos are black/white.
The program was printed
before all acts were lined up, so an addendum page was included.
It is a loose sheet of nice linen paper. Many of the hosts/performers
are listed in the booklet; all are listed on the loose sheet.Hosts
that night included Gary Busey, Dean Stockwell, Patrick Swayze,
Bernie Taupin (Elton John), Lyle Alzado, Harry Dean Stanton, Levon
Helm (The Band), Katey Sagal (Married with Children). Acts included
: Dean Stockwell, NRBQ, Booker T. Jones, Levon Helm, Harry Dean
Stanton, Joe Ely, John Lee Hooker, Gary Busey, Johnny Cash, Ricky
Skaggs, Benny Mardones, k.d. Lang, A film by Malcolm Leo, The Femme
Fatales, The Shrunken Heads, The Stray Cats, Cindy Bullens, Larry
Gatlin with Patrick Swayze, John Hiatt, Foster and Lloyd, B.B. King,
Was (Not Was), A Poem by Russ Garner, Iggy Pop, Chris Isaak, Syd
Straw, Dwight Yoakum, Emmylou Harris and Michael McDonald, John
Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival, CCR), Bonnie Raitt, Pete
Townshend (The Who), David Crosby, Chris Hillman & Roger McGuinn
(The Byrds), Rodney Crowell, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads), Michelle
Shocked, and Tina Weymouth. The TCB Band : James Burton, Ronnie
Tutt, Jerry Sheff, Jeff Burton, Glen D. Hardin, and Steven Soles.
The Roy Orbison Singers: Gwen Kay, Richard Law, and Lisa Mummert.
Was (Not Was): Kenny Aaronoff, Al Kooper, Jamie Muhoberac, David
McMurray, Randy Jacobs, Dave Alvin (The Blasters), Pete Anderson,
Don Was, David Was, Debra Dobkin, Donald Ray Mitchell, Sweet Pea
Atkinson, and Sir Harry Bowens. Music Directors: Mike Utley and
Don Was. Interocetor: T. Bone Burnett. Not on the list of performers
(they just showed up): George Harrison, Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan performed 3 songs:
Mr. Tambourine Man
He Was A Friend Of Mine (trad., registered as Bob Dylan)
Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) (Roy Orbison/Joe Melson)