LITTLE TRIVIA FROM OUR
35 YEARS OF LIVE MUSIC
MARCH 15, 1977 - STILL GOIN' STRONG!
first located at 2900 McKinney Ave. at Allen St.
03/77 - The Bees Knees are the first band to play PD's
10/77 - Dallas Jazz
Orchestra plays to full house, first time.
Galen Jeter and Burt Parks on horns.
10/78 - Anson & the
Rockets were formed (played nearly every
Monday night for 10 years).
02/79 - Steve Fromholz begins a long and
with Poor David's Pub.
Fall of '79 - Brave Combo performs first Dallas gig.
07/80 - Uncle Walt's Band first pdp performance
09/80 - Shake Russell &
Dana Cooper Band begin long & illustrious
career at Poor David's. John Vandiver opens.
03/83 - Closing blowout party at 2900
McKinney Ave. location. Employees missing in action,
later discovered in restrooms...
March 15, 1983
Poor David's Pub relocates to 1924 Greenville Ave.
3/17 Tinkers Dam sell out Thursday.
3/18 Jerry Jeff Walker sells out two shows Friday.
3/19 John Hartford sells out two shows Saturday.
Watson & Merle play first performance at the club.
Lovett & Robert Earl Keen, Jr. are CO-BILLED
A whopping 41 people arrived to pay a $4 cover.
Peter, Paul & Mary) plays Poor David's.
Hickman performs first public performance at
a night club. Auditions in beautiful blue, low-cut dress!
- Eric Clapton visits the club to see
He has to leave before he can sit in because he is drawing
too much attention away from Paul.
Cray premiers in Dallas at PD's. The Rockets open.
sell out (and I mean, out!) 2 shows in winter storm
at 14 degrees. Ice formed inside windows. 2nd show
ticket holders braved the weather for best seats!
02/85 - John Lee Hooker plays at Poor David's.
performs as a trio. Shortly therafter,
crosses over into mainstrean radio. Lyle continues to mention
Poor David's at larger venues in Dallas.
Jeff Walker plays last show for Poor David's.
Does Christmas show wearing Santa Claus hat.
songwriter for the Grateful Dead, sells
Griffith performs last show at Poor David's
11/86 - Leon Redbone plays Poor David's. Quirky and relaxed
05/87 - LYLE lOVETT
last played for PD's, then the Pontiac album roared
Alan Ramsey sells
out two shows
on Friday and
Saturday - up against The Rolling Stones at Cotton Bowl.
- The original Dixie Chicks debut in the nightclub world
opening for Allen Damron
03/92 - Michael Nesmith of The Monkees plays the club.
03/96 - Arlo Guthrie packs the club. One of Poor David's TOP 10 shows
03/97 - The Dixie Chicks play 16th and final Poor
with Natalie Maines as new lead singer.
3/30/2012 - Bowley and Wilson final reunion, THE LAST ROUNDUP" goes Gonzo!
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