Cornell Concert Commission records, 1971-2017.
Collection Number: 37-7-3832

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell Concert Commission records, 1971-2017.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
37-7-3832
Abstract:
Material documenting the shows and operations of the Cornell Concert Commission mostly from 1971-1992, includes tour riders, posters, advertising material, and scrapbooks.
Creator:
Cornell Concert Commission
Chodock, Robert,
Kibrick, Howard
Quanitities:
3 cubic feet.
4 mapcase folders.
Language:
Collection material in English

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Material documenting the shows and operations of the Cornell Concert Commission mostly from 1971-1992, includes tour riders, posters, advertising material, and scrapbooks.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Cornell Concert Commission records #37-7-3832. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University -- : Students.
Grateful Dead (Musical group)
Subjects:
Rock music.
Rock concerts.
Concerts.
Form and Genre Terms:
Posters.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Concert Files
Scope and Contents
Includes tour riders, publicity material, correspondence, financial records, crew lists, newspaper clippings, and show advertisments
Box 2 Folder 1
Aretha Franklin
1971-09-17
Scope and Contents
Tour rider includes clause emphasizing no all white audiences
Box 2 Folder 2
Sha Na Na; Jim Spherris
1972-02-26
Box 2 Folder 3
Jethro Tull; Wild Turkey
1972-04-15
Box 2 Folder 4
Elton John
1972-09-26
Scope and Contents
Includes notes on incidents during show
Box 2 Folder 5
Blood, Sweat & Tears; Charlie Starr
1972-10-20
Box 2 Folder 6
Beach Boys
1972-11-17
Box 2 Folder 7
The Byrds
1973-02-10
Box 2 Folder 8
John McLaughlin
1973-02-23
Box 2 Folder 9
Loggins & Messina
1973-03-11
Box 2 Folder 10
Stevie Wonder
1973-03-30
Box 2 Folder 11
Arlo Gutherie
1973-04-14
Box 2 Folder 12
Seatrain
1973-05-07
Box 2 Folder 13
Deep Purple
1973-06-12
Box 2 Folder 14
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
1973-07-13
Box 2 Folder 15
Fall '73 Concerts
1973-09-1973-12
Box 2 Folder 16
Paul Simon; Urubama; Jesse Dixon Singers
1973-10-19
Box 2 Folder 17
Sly & the Family Stone; the Wailers
1973-11-03
Box 2 Folder 18
Judy Collins
1973-11-17
Box 2 Folder 19
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
1973-12-08
Scope and Contents
Press release regarding show cancellation, mentions financial settlement discussions from Deep Purple show
Box 2 Folder 20
Joni Mitchell
1974-02-03
Box 2 Folder 21
Yes; John Martyn
1974-02-24
Box 2 Folder 22
The Four Tops
1974-03-02
Scope and Contents
Cancelled
Box 2 Folder 23
Temptations
1974-03-02
Box 2 Folder 24
Jefferson Starship
1974-03-31
Box 2 Folder 25
Gregg Allman; Cowboy; Boyer & Tarlton
1974-04-16
Box 2 Folder 26
Cornell Folk Festival
1974-04-19-1974-04-20
Box 2 Folder 27
Creative Source; Voices of East Harlem; New Birth
1974-05-10
Box 2 Folder 28
Leon Russell
1974-05-11
Box 2 Folder 29
Martin Mull
1974-05-13
Box 2 Folder 30
The Band
1974-09-04
Box 2 Folder 31
Santana
1974-10-14
Box 2 Folder 32
Taj Mahal with Minnie Ripperton
1974-10-26
Box 2 Folder 33
Taj Mahal with Minnie Ripperton
1974-10-26
Box 2 Folder 34
Cornell Jazz Festival
1974-11-16
Box 2 Folder 35
Billy Joel and Wendy Waldman
1974-12-07
Box 2 Folder 36
Jackson Browne and Phoebe Snow
1975-03-15
Box 2 Folder 37
Jackson Browne and Phoebe Snow
1975-03-15
Box 2 Folder 38
Herbie Hancock
1975-04-05
Scope and Contents
Miles Davis cancelled
Box 2 Folder 39
Cornell Folk Festival
1975-04-18-1975-04-19
Box 2 Folder 40
Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds
1975-05-10
Box 2 Folder 41
National Lampoon Show
1975-09-26
Box 2 Folder 42
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1975-10-24
Box 2 Folder 43
Jerry Garcia Band
1975-10-27
Box 2 Folder 44
Beach Boys
1975-11-17
Box 2 Folder 45
Royal Shakespeare Company
1975-11-18
Box 2 Folder 46
Beach Boys
1975-11-27
Box 2 Folder 47
Melissa Manchester with Eric Andersen
1976-04-11
Box 2 Folder 48
Renaissance
1976-04-24
Box 2 Folder 49
Loggins & Messina
1976-05-08
Box 2 Folder 50
New Riders of the Purple Sage
1976-10-31
Scope and Contents
Tour rider includes suggestion to hire "two ladies" to serve as hostesses
Box 2 Folder 51
Seals & Crofts
1976-11-12
Box 2 Folder 52
David Bromberg Band; Kenny Rankin
1977-03-12
Box 2 Folder 53
The New Commander Cody Band
1977-05-06
Box 1 Folder 2
Grateful Dead
1977-05-08
Box 2 Folder 54
Linda Ronstadt
1977-10-27
Scope and Contents
Includes note about "the ridiculous audience control pattern"
Box 2 Folder 55
Renaissance
1977-11-01
Box 2 Folder 56
Marshall Tucker Band
1977-12-11
Box 2 Folder 57
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
1978-01-30
Scope and Contents
Tour rider includes detailed food requests
Box 2 Folder 58
Pete Seeger
1978-04-15
Box 2 Folder 59
Marshall Tucker Band
1978-04-23
Box 2 Folder 60
Springfest schedule
1978-05-04-1978-05-08
Box 2 Folder 61
Sea Level; Horslips
1978-05-05
Box 2 Folder 62
Meat Loaf
1978-05-08
Scope and Contents
Cancelled
Box 2 Folder 63
Robert Palmer; Robert Hunter
1978-05-08
Box 2 Folder 64
Doobie Brothers
1978-09-29
Scope and Contents
Tour rider includes request for 500 lbs. of dry ice
Box 2 Folder 65
Robert Klein; Stanky Brown Group
1978-10-05
Box 2 Folder 66
Patti Smith Group
1978-10-14
Box 2 Folder 67
Bruce Springsteen
1978-11-07
Box 2 Folder 68
Boston; Sammy Hagar
1978-11-17
Box 2 Folder 69
Heart
1979-01-28
Scope and Contents
Tour rider includes request for 350 lbs. of dry ice; emphasis placed on organic foods
Box 2 Folder 70
The Kinks
1979-02-23
Scope and Contents
Includes concert t-shirt sketches
Box 2 Folder 71
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
1979-03-09
Box 2 Folder 72
Renaissance
1979-04-27
Box 2 Folder 73
Springfest
1979-05-04
Scope and Contents
Wet Willie; Stanky Brown
Box 2 Folder 74
Joe Jackson; the Records
1979-09-14
Box 2 Folder 75
Cars
1979-10-07
Box 2 Folder 76
Chick Corea and Gary Burton
1979-10-19
Box 2 Folder 77
Laughing Dogs; the Sinceros
1979-10-25
Box 2 Folder 78
Stanley Clarke with friends
1979-11-10
Scope and Contents
Cancelled
Box 2 Folder 79
The Police; Steel Pulse
1979-11-30
Box 2 Folder 80
Cindy Bullens
1979-12-07
Box 2 Folder 81
Steve Forbert
1980-02-09
Box 2 Folder 82
Dave Mason; Hans Olson
1980-02-15
Box 2 Folder 83
The Kinks; Steve Forbert
1980-03-02
Scope and Contents
Includes flyers advertising WVBR's Romeo and Juliet contest to pair up strangers for dinner and the concert
Box 2 Folder 84
Warren Zevon
1980-04-11
Box 2 Folder 85
The Pretenders
1980-05-02
Box 2 Folder 86
The Grateful Dead
1980-05-07
Scope and Contents
Tour rider includes clause refusing to perform before audiences segregated on the basis of race, color, creed or sex
Box 2 Folder 87
B. Willie Smith
1980-05-15
Box 2 Folder 88
Steve Forbert
1980-10-02
Box 2 Folder 89
Al Jarreau
1980-10-18
Box 2 Folder 90
Utopia
1980-11-06
Box 2 Folder 91
George Thorogood; the Destroyers
1980-11-08
Box 2 Folder 92
The Ramones
1981-02-28
Box 2 Folder 93
Pat Metheny
1981-03-16
Box 2 Folder 94
The Grateful Dead
1981-05-16
Scope and Contents
Includes memo detailing injuries from this concert and Kinks show
Box 2 Folder 95
Utopia
1981-11-06
Box 2 Folder 96
Utopia
1981-11-06
Box 2 Folder 97
Allman Brothers
1981-12-06
Box 2 Folder 98
George Thorogood; the Delaware Destroyers
1984-12-08
Box 3 Folder 1
Echo & the Bunnymen; the Leather Nun
1988-02-07
Box 3 Folder 2
Megadeth; Warlock; Sanctuary
1988-04-17
Scope and Contents
Tour rider prohibits "Slam Dancing and Stage Diving".
Box 3 Folder 3
UB40; Untouchables
1988-10-18
Scope and Contents
Student Assembly commends Cornell Concert Commission, claiming "the group stirred up more excitement on campus than any group has in years… you have quieted, for a time, the many students who clamor for big-name bands to come on campus". Enclosed is a form detailing a poster violation filed by the Robert Purcell Union (along with copy of offending poster).
Box 3 Folder 4
Tracy Chapman; John Hammond
1988-11-22
Scope and Contents
Tracy Chapman had "just concluded performing with the Amnesty International Tour all over the world, and [had] scheduled only five shoes in the Western Hemisphere, one of which is at Cornell".
Box 3 Folder 5
Wynton Marsalis
1988-12-03
Scope and Contents
Contract prohibits the presence of a piano "in the artist's suite".
Box 3 Folder 6
Stanley Jordan
1989-02-18
Scope and Contents
Includes ballot for election of Cornell Concert Commission Executive Board.
Box 3 Folder 7
Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Samite
1989-03-06
Box 3 Folder 8
Edie Bricknell & New Bohemians; Steve Forbert
1989-04-09
Box 3 Folder 9
Tito Puente; De La Soul
1989-04-16
Scope and Contents
Concert was co-presented by the Third World Student Programming Board.
Box 3 Folder 10
Springfest
SR-6349, SR-20742
1989-05-05
Scope and Contents
Performers: the Toasters; the Feelies; Includes two 7" vinyl records featuring The Toaster's "Talk Is Cheap", and a letter discussing the possibility of hosting a summer venue at Schoelkopf Field.
Box 3 Folder 11
Joe Jackson
1989-09-27
Scope and Contents
Artist specifically agreed to perform, "An Evening With" (see additional provisions in contract).
Box 3 Folder 12
Reggaefest
1989-11-10
Scope and Contents
Performers: Third World; Soul Jahs; bop (harvey)
Box 3 Folder 13
The Alarm; The Kevin McDermott Orchestra
1989-12-07
Box 3 Folder 14
Erasure
1990-02-22
Scope and Contents
Includes letter detailing a theft that took place after the concert, and very detailed advertising routes for Cornell Concert Commission members.
Box 3 Folder 15
Robert Fripp & The League of Crafty Guitarists
1990-04-01
Scope and Contents
Includes letter describing artist's appreciation for Cornell University's excellent hospitality and cetering services, and index cards with reviews of the concert
Box 3 Folder 16
MTV's Save the Earth Campaign
1990-04-02-1990-04-06
Scope and Contents
Includes information regarding the MTV Save the Earth Campaign; stickers from the event, a copy of the April edition of MTV To Go, along with an essay of sorts titled "CIJ on being a woman in the music industry" .
Box 3 Folder 17
Hugh Masekela
1990-04-29
Box 3 Folder 18
Springfest
1990-05-04
Scope and Contents
Performer: NBRQ, Cancelled
Box 3 Folder 19
Saturn V Laser Light Concert
1990-08-24
Box 3 Folder 20
Midnight Oil; The Origin
1990-09-30
Box 3 Folder 21
Little Feat; Joe Ely
1990-10-14
Scope and Contents
The Joe Ely tour rider explicitly demands "no insects or animal organs - please!"
Box 3 Folder 22
Yo! MTV Raps
1990-10-26
Scope and Contents
Cancelled
Box 3 Folder 23
Branford Marsalis
1990-11-11
Box 3 Folder 24
Indigo Girls
1990-12-06
Box 3 Folder 25
Indigo Girls
1990-12-07
Box 3 Folder 26
Timothy Wright (and the Concert Choir); The Wade Sisters, Lorraine Stancil
1991-02-08
Box 3 Folder 27
Living Colour; Urban Dance Squad
1991-02-17
Box 3 Folder 28
Spyro Gyra; Jay Beckenstein
1991-04-14
Box 3 Folder 29
Boogie Down Productions; Ed O.G.; Da Bulldogs
1991-04-19
Scope and Contents
Commercial thirty seconds in length was broadcasted on MTV and ESPN sometime between 6 AM and midnight
Box 3 Folder 30
Group Effort
1991-04-23
Scope and Contents
Original date of concert April 23, 1991 was cancelled, reschedule form does not indicate new date
Box 3 Folder 31
Bernie Milton and the Soul Patrol
1991-08-23
Box 3 Folder 32
Jesus Jones; Ned's Atomic Dustbin
1991-10-06
Box 3 Folder 33
Squeeze; Katydids
1991-10-27
Box 3 Folder 34
Crosby & Nash
1991-11-17
Box 3 Folder 35
Vanessa Bell Armstrong; Last Appeal (Cancelled)
1992-02-07
Scope and Contents
Involved collaboration between Cornell Concert Commission and the Festival of Black Gospel Committee; cancelled because record label did not respond in time. Includes resume of William David Stewart, a gospel singer. Enclosed is a letter from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority requesting funds to host "The Boy's Choir of Harlem".
Box 3 Folder 36
Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah, and Blacksheep
1992-03-29
Scope and Contents
The Flavor Unit Tour
Box 3 Folder 37
10,000 Maniacs; The Heartbeats
1992-04-10
Box 3 Folder 38
The Show From Hell (Brash '92)
1992-05-03
Scope and Contents
Performers: Violent Femmes, Fishbone, Blue yster Cult, and Tribe. Transcripts of WJPZ Syracuse radio broadcasts of this event are included.
Box 3 Folder 39
The Show From Hell (Brash '92)
1992-05-03
Box 3 Folder 40
The Show From Hell (Brash '92)
1992-05-03
Scope and Contents
Includes an investigation report detailing two incidents involving minors; "the seventeen year old has a possible broken ankle… [and] the sixteen year old was kicked in the head…"
Box 3 Folder 41
Chick Corea Akoustic Band + One
1992-09-25
Scrapbooks
1972-1989
Box 1
Scrapbook
1972-1974
Scope and Contents
Includes Elton John. Jason, Blood Sweat and Tears, Beach Boys, The Byrds, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Bobby Byrd and the JB's, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Loggins and Messina, Deep Purple has information about the riot during the show.
Box 1
Scrapbook
1973
Scope and Contents
Includes various acts, some clippings for concerts from performers who came to Cornell, but not necessarily for their Cornell performance.
Box 1
Scrapbook
1973-1974
Scope and Contents
Includes Joni Mitchell, Yes, Four Tops, Jefferson Starship, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report, Judy Collins, Paul Simon, Sly and the Family Stone, David Crosby and Graham Nash, The Band with Aztec Two-Step, Santana, Taj Mahal with Minnie Ripperton, Return to Forever with Chick Corea, The Eleventh House with Larry Coryell, Billy Joel.
Box 1
Scrapbook
1977-1978
Scope and Contents
Includes Linda Ronstadt, Renaissance, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Grateful Dead.
Box 1
Scrapbook
1989
Scope and Contents
Includes Stanley Jordan, Lady Smith Black Mambazo with Samite, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Tito Puente and De La Soul.
Posters
1972-1979, 1985-1989
Mapcase Folder 2
Pamela Polland
Date Unknown
Mapcase Folder 2
Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock
Date Unknown
Scope and Contents
Count: 3
Mapcase Folder 2
Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report
Scope and Contents
Count: 3
Mapcase Folder 2
Elton John, David Johnstone, Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson and Family
1972-09-26
Mapcase Folder 2
The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin
1973-02-23
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 2
Loggins and Messina
1973-03-11
Mapcase Folder 2
Stevie Wonder, the Persuasions
1973-03-30
Mapcase Folder 2
Deep Purple, Billy Preston and Family
1973-06-02
Mapcase Folder 2
Crosby & Nash
1973-09-05
Scope and Contents
Freshman Week Concert
Mapcase Folder 2
Paul Simon, Urubamba, Jesse Dixson Singers
1973-10-19
Mapcase Folder 2
Sly & the Family Stone
1973-11-03
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 2
Judy Collins
1973-11-17
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 2
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
1973-12-08
Scope and Contents
Count: 4
Mapcase Folder 3
Joni Mitchell, Tom Scott, L.A. Express
1974-02-03
Scope and Contents
Count: 4
Mapcase Folder 3
Yes
1974-02-24
Scope and Contents
Count: 12
Mapcase Folder 3
Four Tops, the Voices of East Harlem
1974-03-02
Scope and Contents
Count: 6
Mapcase Folder 3
Jefferson Starship, John Barbata, Papa John Creach, Peter Kangaroo, David Freiberg, Craig Chaquiso, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
1974-03-31
Scope and Contents
Count: 8
Mapcase Folder 3
Gregg Allman, Cowboy, Boyer & Talton
1974-04-16
Scope and Contents
Count: 5
Mapcase Folder 4
Spring Weekend '74
1974-05-10-1974-05-13
Scope and Contents
The New Birth, Creative Source, The Voices of East Harlem, Leon Russell, The Fab Furniture of Martin Mull; Count: 4
Mapcase Folder 4
Leon Russell
1974-05-11
Scope and Contents
Count: 3
Mapcase Folder 4
The Band, Renaissance
1974-09-04
Scope and Contents
Count: 4
Mapcase Folder 4
Santana
1974-10-14
Scope and Contents
Count: 4
Mapcase Folder 4
Cornell Jazz Festival '74
1974-11-16
Scope and Contents
Return to Forever featuring Chick Corea, the Eleventh House featuring Larry Coryell, Michael Urbaniak and Fusion; Count: 3
Mapcase Folder 4
Billy Joel
1974-12-07
Scope and Contents
Count: 4
Mapcase Folder 4
Jackson Browne, Phoebe Snow
1975-03-15
Scope and Contents
Count: 3
Mapcase Folder 4
Jackson Browne, Phoebe Snow
1975-03-15
Mapcase Folder 4
Folk Festival '75
1975-04-18-1975-04-19
Scope and Contents
Jim Rooney and Partners in Crime, Johnny Shines, Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth, Bryan Bowers, Arlo Guthrie, David Amram, Jay and Lyn Ungar, Furry Lewis, Tom Paxton, Vassar Clements, Loudon Wainwright III; Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 4
Grateful Dead
1978-09-04
Mapcase Folder 4
Marshall Tucker Band
1978-12-11
Mapcase Folder 4
Renaissance
1979-04-24
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 1
The Wynton Marsalis Quintet
1985-02-06
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 1
Jean-Luc Ponty
1985-03-08
Mapcase Folder 1
Joan Armatrading
1985-04-28
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 1
Spring Fest '85
1985-05-10
Scope and Contents
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes; Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 1
Patrick Moraz, Bill Bruford
1985-09-19
Mapcase Folder 1
B.B. King
1985-09-29
Mapcase Folder 1
Suzanne Vega, Mercy Seat
1986-10-25
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 1
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
1987-04-12
Scope and Contents
Count: 2
Mapcase Folder 1
Tracy Chapman, John Hammond
1988-11-22
Mapcase Folder 1
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Samite
1989-03-06
Mapcase Folder 1
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Steve Forbert
1989-04-09
Assorted Files
Box 1 Folder 1
Assorted photos and clippings
Box 3 Folder 42
Band Receipts
1992-03-12-1992-11-23
Box 1 Folder 4
Grateful Dead Barton Hall accounts
2016-03-01-2016-08-11
Scope and Contents
Accounts written in 2016 describe May 8, 1977 concert
Box 1 Folder 3
Grateful Dead photos
2017-05
creator: Jon Reis
Scope and Contents
Reprint photos of May 8, 1977 concert at Barton Hall