Blorgchiving: Spring Weekend 1974
It was April 1974. Nixon was the disgraced leader of the United States. Donald Hornig was the president of Brown, and no one liked him either.
Friday: McCoy Tyner, a jazz pianist, performed in Alumnae Hall. At midnight, he was followed by an up-and-coming “Dylanesque” rocker: Bruce Springsteen.
- The BDH didn’t even know how to spell The Boss’ name: it was printed as Bruce “Springstein”
- The paper’s advice for the night: There will not be seating provided, so bring a pillow. (BlogDH’s advice for your Friday night: Don’t bring a pillow.)
Saturday: Laurence Talbot Orchestra, Good Neighbors, Repairs, New Rhythm and Blues Quartet
Sunday: Phil Ochs, famous for protest songs like “I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” gave a free concert on the Main Green
Highlight Quote: Phil Ochs sings, “Here’s to the country you tore the heart out of… Richard Nixon, find yourself another country to be part of.”
Fun Fact: Student Caucus (the equivalent of UCS at the time) allocated $400 to serve free beer to students at the Saturday afternoon concert on Pembroke Field.