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Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files

Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files

Descriptive Summary

Title: Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files
Creator: Southern Promotions
Inclusive Dates: 1977-2013
Language: English
Extent: 7.5 Linear Feet 13 boxes and 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms3653
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Peter Conlon (1940-2015) was an entertainment promoter, and began Southern Promotions in 1980, and joined with music industry veteran, Alex Cooley, in 1982. Their company was purchased by SFX, Inc. late in 1997. The Atlanta (Ga.) based entertainment company promotes music and sporting events, and books acts to perform at various venues, mainly in the South. The company also produced the Chastain Park Summer Concert Series in Atlanta.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of contracts, agreements, financial papers, invoices, artifacts, and printed material. Some of the contracts are signed by the artists, but most are unsigned photocopies. There are some detailed food and drink requirements listed in the contracts for each artist. Of special interest are the artifacts related to various performers including Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, The Clash, and The Beatles.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies can be made available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files, ms3653, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Artifacts.
Conlon, Peter
Ephemera.
Music -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Music -- Georgia.
Musicians.
Promoters -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Rock music.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3653/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Artist files

boxfolder
11AC/DC – Biloxi, MS – Coliseum , 1985 November 11
12AC/DC & Yngwie Malmsteen – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium , 1985 November 15
13AC/DC – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1985 November 16
14Adam Ant – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre (never happened), 1985 August 25
15Aerosmith – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1978 May 15
16Air Supply – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center , 1985 June 10
17Air Supply – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry , 1985 June 19
item
MLSJason Aldean autographed guitar - Athens, GA - Sanford Stadium, 2013 April 13
oversized_boxitem
11Jason Aldean setlist and autographed poster - Athens, GA - Sanford Stadium, 2013 April 13
boxfolder
18Gregg Allman band/Outlaws – Macon, GA – City Auditorium, 1985 February 18
19Joan Armatrading – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre , 1985 May 11
110Joan Baez/Arlo Guthrie/David Bromberg – Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre , 1985 July 26
111Beach Boys/Joan Jett – Beaumont. TX – Cardinal Stadium , 1985 June 28
boxfolder
21Beach Boys/Three Dog Night – Charlotte, NC – Coliseum , 1985 October 3
22Beach Boys/Creedence Clearwater – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1999 May 15
box
VBThe Beatles - Sketch by John Lennon signed by all four members
boxfolder
23Black Sabbath/W.A.S.P. – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center , 1986 April 15
24Bootsy's Rubber Band/Con Funk Shun/Raydio – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 April 28
25Boston/Sammy Hagar – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1979 January 11
26Bread – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1978 December 5
27Jimmy Buffett – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1985 June 27
28Jimmy Buffett – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 August 20
29Jimmy Buffett – Charleston, SC – Boone Hall (cancelled), 1985 August 24
boxfolder
31Deana Carter/David Lee Murphy – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 June 4
32Chastain Park (Atlanta, GA) Summer Concert Series, 1988-1989
33Cheap Trick/John Waite – Thibodaux, LA – Nichols State University, 1985 November 3
34Cheap Trick/John Waite – Atlanta. GA – Fox Theatre , 1985 November 11
35Chicago – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1985 March 1
36Eric Clapton – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1985 April 20
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VBThe Clash - handwritten lyrics to London Calling
boxfolder
37Natalie Cole/Enchantment/Sister Sledge – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1979 March 31
38Cranberries – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 August 9
39Crosby, Stills & Nash – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1977 November 14
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41Crosby, Stills & Nash – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre , 1985 July 12
42Crosby, Stills & Nash – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 September 20-21
43Crosby, Stills & Nash – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center , 1985 September 24
44Charlie Daniels – Thibodaux, LA – Nichols State University , 1985 November 14
45Charlie Daniels – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1999 May 31
46Doobie Brothers/Pablo Cruise – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1977 November 10
47Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1978 March 9
48Fiona – Atlantic Beach, NC – Nightlife , 1985 May 26
49Flash Kahan – Savannah, GA – Nightlights , 1985 May 16
410Fleetwood Mac – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 August 29
boxfolder
51Foghat/Bob Seger/Derringer – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 January 20
52Foreigner/Cars – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1978 October 5
53Peter Frampton/ St. Paradise – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 August 9
54Frankie Goes to Hollywood/Belouis Some – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1985 May 26
55Larry Gatlin – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 1979 January 19
56Hall & Oates – Nashville, TN – Metropolitan Auditorium , 1985 May 2
57Together Tour/Mamas & the Papas – Atlanta, GA , 1985 May 31
58Hearns vs. Hagler – Las Vegas, NV – Caesar's Palace, 1985 April 15
59Heart – New Orleans, LA – University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena, 1985 October 31
510Don Henley – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center , 1985 July 1
boxfolder
61Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1978 March 2
62Waylon Jennings – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 October 29
63Billy Joel – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 November 26
item
VBJanis Joplin framed jewelry - Atlanta, GA
boxfolder
64KC & the Sunshine Band/Kool & the Gang – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 June 13
65KISS/Piper – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 December 30
66Kenny Loggins – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House , 1985 July 16
67Kenny Loggins – Jacksonville, FL – Florida National Pavilion (cancelled) , 1985 July 20
boxfolder
78Madonna - Atlanta, GA - Omni
boxfolder
68Melissa Manchester – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center (cancelled) , 1985 October 21
69Chuck Mangione – Greenville, SC – Municipal Stadium , 1985 May 24
610Chuck Mangione – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1985 May 25
611Barry Manilow – Atlanta, GA – Omni (cancelled), 1978 October 16
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71Dave Mason – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 January 9
72Johnny Mathis – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre , 1985 March 5-6
73Natalie Merchant – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1999 May 14
74Midnight Star – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center , 1985 March 4
75Motley Crue – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1985 December 16
76Eddie Murphy – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre , 1985 March 9
77Anne Murray – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium , 1985 May 30
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81Nazareth/Mahogany Rush/Sammy Hagar – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 February 23
82Nazareth/Mahogany Rush – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 June 12
83Willie Nelson/Emmylou Harris/Asleep at the Wheel – Atlanta, GA - Omni , 1978 July 23
84Willie Nelson – Saginaw, MI – Wendler Rena , 1985 February 15
85Willie Nelson – Toledo, OH – Centennial Hall, 1985 February 17
86Willie Nelson – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 May 17
87Willie Nelson – Plains, GA , 1985 May 18
88Willie Nelson – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center , 1985 May 19
89New Barbarians – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1979 May 10
810Night Ranger – Atlanta, GA – Omni (cancelled), 1985 October 24
811Ted Nugent/Mahogany Rush – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1977 July 4
812Ted Nugent/Golden Earring – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1977 December 31
813Ted Nugent/Black Oak – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1978 July 8
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91Billy Ocean – Columbus, GA – Memorial Auditorium , 1985 February 7
92Omni (Atlanta, GA) – promissory notes, 1979
93Parliament Funkadelic – Columbus, GA – Municipal Auditorium , 1978 March 12
94Parliament Funkadelic/Bar-Kays/Cameo – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 March 26
95Parliament Funkadelic/Bar-Kays/Cameo – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 March 26
96Parliament Funkadelic/Brides of Funkenstein – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 February 25
97Pointer Sisters – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1985 June 16-17
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VBElvis Presley - ruby "spirit" ring
boxfolder
98REO Speedwagon – Lake Charles, LA – Civic Center (cancelled) , 1985 August 25
99Joan Rivers/Jim Stafford – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre , 1985 February 23
910Joan Rivers – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre , 1985 November 4
911Saga – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow , 1985 November 4
912SEAL – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 June 5
boxfolder
101SFX, Inc., 1997-1998
102Sha Na Na – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow , 1985 November 9
103Frank and Barbara Sinatra correspondence and photograph, 1975-1990
104Rick Springfield – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park, 1985 July 3
105Bruce Springsteen – Grant Field (cancelled), 1985 October 10
106Spyro Gyra & the Crusaders – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1985 June 1
107Rod Stewart/Air Supply – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 November 20
108Rod Stewart – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1999 June 9
109Stephen Stills – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1979 April 3
boxfolder
111Styx/Nick Gilder – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1978 November 16
oversized_folder
1ASummer concert series
boxfolder
112Supertramp – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1979 May 15
113Textones – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 August 4
114Richard Thompson – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow , 1985 October 6
115Three Dog Night – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow (cancelled), 1985 July 31
116Toys for Tots – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 December 11
117Robin Trower/Be Bop Deluxe/Ram Jam – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 October 25
118Jethro Tull – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1977 November 7
item
MLSTed Turner 75th birthday invitation snow globe, 2013 November 23
boxfolder
119Tina Turner/Mr. Mister – Greensboro, NC – Coliseum , 1985 November 23
boxfolder
121Tina Turner/Mr. Mister – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1985 November 27
122Gino Vannelli – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 November 13
123Gino Vannelli/Phyllis Hyman – Atlanta, GA – Omni , 1979 March 19
124Hank Williams, Jr. – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre , 1985 February 22
125Yes – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 August 25
126Dwight Yoakum/Sons of the Desert – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park , 1999 July 8
127Neil Young – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre , 1985 August 23
128Warren Zevon – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow , 1985 May 21
129Warren Zevon – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow , 1985 November 14
 

2. Administrative

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131Company History, Photographs
132Southern Promotions Overview
133SFX
134Staff Meeting Notes
135Company Press Releases
136Southern Concert Tear Sheets
137Photographs - Alex and Peter
138Logos
139Chastain Park Amphitheater
1310Chastain Park Amphitheater
1311Chastain Park Amphitheater, sound study
1312Cotton Club
1313Roxy
1314Roxy/Ad-Slick Logo
1315Roxy Drawings
1316Roxy News Stories
1317Roxy Marquee Photograph
1318Agreement regarding Dallas and Atlanta Amphitheaters, 2003
1319Summer Sounds Media Highlights, 1998
1320Summer Sounds Media highlights, 1998
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har-ms3653_0001Charlotte - Summer Sounds, 1998 (VHS)
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har-ms3653_0002Charlotte - Summer Sounds, 1998 (VHS)
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1321Riverlights Media sponsorship proposal, 2000
1322musicatlanta.com
1323atlantamusicscene.com
1324interfest.com
1325Cique Eos
1326Titanic, 1999 October 1-December 31
1327Mall of Georgia
1328Powers Crossroads
1329Initiative Media, Bell South
1330Children's Healthcare
1331Circuit City
1332Clarion Marketing
1333Atlanta Lasik
1334Audi/ McKinney & Silver
1335Beazer Homes, Inc
1336Atlanta Gas Light
1337American Golf Association
1338Air Jamaica
1339Advantage Marketing
1340SFX Alliance Marketing
1341Other Advertising
1342Sponsorship