August 24, 2006
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA

Roger McGuinn:

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From my diary:

"Roger McGuinn opened the show - just him and his guitars. He started with "My Back Pages" and hit most of the important songs. I was particularly happy to hear "The Chestnut Mare" and "The Ballad Of Easy Rider" again. I'd still love to hear "5-D" and "Goin' Home". I'm not sure but I don't think I've ever heard those. Maybe I should check the old lists!

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The surprise for me was "You Showed Me". I never even knew McGuinn wrote that one. That's pretty much my favorite Turtles song. Man, what a great melody. Of course, McGuinn ended with "Turn, Turn, Turn." The final words were "A time for peace, I swear it's not too late." He didn't say goodnight. He let the final line of the song speak as he threw a peace sign and walked off."

James Gang:

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From my diary:

"I was really surprised to get cleared to shoot this one. I can only assume that someone's looking out for me. In fact, I was the only photographer there. The show was great considering these guys haven't done an actual tour in 35 years or so. They were rock solid.

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Of course, Joe Walsh was the star. I sometimes forget just what an amazing guitar player he is but hearing him tear through "The Bomber" (especially the "Bolero" section) was simply stunning."

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