A Chronology of Appearances

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1974.08.08 Joni's next appearance Pine Knob Music Theatre Clarkston, MI

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Rickuk on

I was on tour with 'The Electric Light Orchestra' as their audio engineer. Pine Knob on the 8/9 was not only an exciting ampitheatre but we were support for that occasion.No late running curfew problems but I remember the decibel checks, in the afternoon and during the performance.The evening air absorbed the dynamics and I had to resist pushing the volume to compensate.
Pine Knob's hissing of summer lawns was the gentle rain easing into the evening.Joni's voice and piano 'floating like lace' around the beautiful setting.It was one of her favourite theatres.I stayed at the mixing desk position, spell bound. The same position that the cover photo for 'Miles of Aisles' was taken from.
The last time I saw Joni Richard ( Rick Pannell). UK

MHabalewsky on

I was in the tenth or twelfth row in the covered pavilion at Pine Know Music Theatre. My most vivid concert memory is of Joni Mitchell coming out on stage with a small black and white TV set in her hand. She held it up and announced: "The President of the United States has resigned." On the screen was the face of Richard Nixon. There was some cheering, some buzzing of comments, and some boos. I'll never forget this.

nanti on

I was 19 when I attended this concert (both nights!). This was the night that Nixon announced he was resigning. It was an incredible concert. Her band was great. She was incredible. I, too have been a fan for the whole of my life. I still have the t-shirt that I purchased at the show. It doesn't fit as well anymore but I just can't part with it.

keifergodot on

I was seventeen years old at the time, on a first date with a sixteen year old girl - even though I knew I was gay, but in the closet at the time! We sat up on the lawn, on blankets, drinking red wine and smoking joints that were being passed around by others in the near vicinity. Early on in the show Joni announced that Nixon was resigning, effective noon the next day. The crowd went wild with applause! She then sang, "Big Yellow Taxi," and emphasized the lines, with laughter, "Don't it always seem to go/That you don't know what you've got/Til it's gone..." The crowd loved it! It was a great concert. Her singing was so soothing, romantic, and intimate. I remember that the show was especially long - 3 1/2 to 4 hours - I got home really late.

Also, the photograph/artwork on the cover of the album, "Miles of Aisles," is a picture of the Pine Knob venue in Clarkston, MI. I suspect that Joni took that pic earlier in the day before the show ...notice her feet, and red painted toe nails!

I have been a serious fan of Joni's since her first album came out in 1968. I was 11 years old!!! Now, forty-one years later, I'm still as devoted a fan as I was back then. We even share a birthday - November 7 - thirteen years apart!!!!  [ed.]