Cover of Rolling Stone July 5, 1984
1984 (May) photo by Albert Watson
Write ups and reviews
- July 5, 1984 Cover and article - Rolling Stone magazine
- July Cover - Record magazine
- July 4, 1984 - New York Times concert review
- August - Unicorn Times
1984 July 5
Rolling Stone magazine
The Go-Go's: A Year of Living Dangerously
by Christopher Connelly
It has long been an honor and thrill in the music industry to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. The Beatles have been on the cover 30 times. This is the 2nd time in 3 years the Go-Go's were on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Writer Chris Connelly interviewed each GoGo at their home in Los Angeles and in the studio. They discussed with him the challenges they faced during the previous year. Generally, 1983 was a year of stress and frustration. It pushed the band to the edge- but somehow they managed to hold on and come out with a hard rock'n new lp and a summer tour.
Despite broken hearts, bad health and business hassle, the world's best female rock band won't let the party die. (writes Connelly).
I kept saying, Something good's got to come out of all this, says guitarist Charlotte Caffey. This stuff doesn't happen to us. This happens in real life. Not in the GoGo's little bubble.
What a Way to Go-Go
by Anthony Decurtis
Record magazine was a sister publication of Rolling Stone (published by Straight Arrow Publishers). Record started publication in November 1982 as a tabloid printed on newsprint.
It was published monthly. In 1983 it changed its format from newsprint to a glossy magazine format. Record focused solely on music. It lasted until 1985 and then it folded.
The GoGos had to confront some serious issues that they'd been able to avoid during the daily blitz of more than a year of non-stop touring and record.
1984 photo: by Frank Schramm
1984 photo: by Frank Schramm
July 1984 Prime Time Concerts
- July 2, 1984 Holmdel Monmouth New Jersey - Garden State Art Center w/ INXS
- July 4, 1984 Chicago, Illinois - Taste of Chicago, Grant Park w/ INXS
- July 8, 1984 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
- July 12, 1984 Henrietta NY - Dome Arena, Monroe County Fairgrounds - w/ INXS
- July 22, 1984 Sunrise, Fl - Sunrise Musical Theater w/INXS
- July 25, 1984 St Petersburg Fl - Bay Front Center Arena - sold out show w/INXS
- July 28, 1984 Charlotte, NC - Carrowinds Palladium w/INXS
July TV Appearances
July 1984 Concert Tour Route
Set List for most shows
- Head Over Heels
- Cool Jerk
- Yes Or No
- Lust to Love
- I'm With You
- Turn To You
- You Thought
- Girl of 100 List
- This Town
- We Got the Beat
- Get Up and Go
- I'm the Only One
- Surfing and Spying
- Beatnic Beach
July 2, 1984
Garden State Art Center
Holmdel Township, New Jersey
The Garden State Art Center is an outdoor amphitheater which serves the New York City metropolitan area. The theater features open sides covered by a 200 ft. saucer like roof held up by 8 pillars. In 1984 it had 5,000 seats and 5,000 can sit in the grassy area. Concerts are held here May through September. It is one of the most successful amphitheaters in the country.
Today it is called the PNC Bank Arts Center. About 17,500 people can occupy the amphitheater. There are 7,000 seats and 10,500 on the grassy area. Concerts are generally held here May through September.
Many top bands have played the Art Center including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, the Beach Boys and Pink Floyd.
1984 July 4
New York Times concert view
by Stephen Holden
At the Radio City Music Hall last Thursday, the GoGo's, who used to give very ragged performances, showed an impressive new mastery of their instrument.
...music that was at moments almost irresistibly danceable.
July 4 1984
Taste of Chicago
Chicago Tribune July 17, 1984
Grant Park is a large park (319 acres) in Chicago. Grant Park is home to the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain and Millennium Park. The park is the site of many large civic events and big festivals such as the Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Jazz Festivals and the Chicago Blues Festival.
Taste of Chicago music acts are free to the public. All performances take place at the Petrillo Music Shell.
Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park Chicago
The Taste of Chicago is the world's largest food festival, held annually for 10 days starting Friday before July 4th. It began in 1980 as a one day event held on the Fourth of July. Over the years it has greatly expanded in size and scope - to the 10 day event it is today. (source wiki)
Foods are prepared by Chicago's most popular restaurants and events include multiple stages with live music on each of them. July 3rd is the most heavily attended day - attendees stay to watch the very impressive July 4th fireworks.
July 8, 1984
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
is an outdoor concert venue located in a 40 acre preserve wood known as Symphony Woods. It is about 15 miles from Baltimore. It was named after cereal (General Foods) heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.
1942 photo wiki
Originally the pavilion was to be used for National Symphony Orchestra but that never happened. The pavilion has been a stage for many rock bands including, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jethro Tull and Jackson Browne.
The amphitheater was designed by architect Frank Gehry and opened in 1967. Gehry's challenge was to design an amphitheater that would least disturb the natural topography of the Merriweather site. It is said to have a Balanchine inspired stage.
The Merriweather Post Pavilion has 5,200 assigned seats and 10,000 lawn spots.
In 1969 the Who played there with Led Zeppelin, the only time these two bands have appeared on the same bill together.
Unicorn Times (Washington DC area alternative press)
The Interview They Wished They'd Never Given
The Unicorn Times was an alternative press published in Washington DC and covering the DC area entertainment news.
July 12, 1984
Fair and Expo Center
2695 East Henrietta Road Henrietta, NY
The Dome - Fair and Expo Center is one of Western New York's largest multi-purpose facilities. It host concerts, conventions, meetings, trade shows, banquets and consumer shows.
It is located at the juncture of Interstate 90 and 390, in Henrietta, Monroe County, NY. It is close to the Genesee, Rochester, Finger Lakes Region and Western NY. The Fair and Expo Center occupies 50 acres. It is close to the Greater Rochester International Airport.
source: the domecenter.com
The Dome Arena is 25,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned clear span auditorium/arena. It contains 2,164 permanent seats with additional theater seating on the floor. It could accommodate a total of 4,700 people. (source domecenter.com)
The Dome Center was built in 1972 and has one of the largest self supporting wooden roofs in the world. It is the site of concerts, trade shows, indoor sporting events and conventions.
July 22, 1984
Sunrise Musical Theater w/INXS
5555 NW 95th Ave
(near Ft Lauderdale)
For many years, Sunrise Musical Theatre for the Performing Arts was South Florida's premiere theatre for live entertainment. The intimate, indoor theater staged comedy and all types if musical shows, from alternative to rock to country, R&B and good time oldies. In it's heyday, it presented 30 to 40 shows a year including Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett, Smashing Pumpkins, Elton John, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison and Marilyn Manson.
The charming theater had 3,968 seats. All seating in the venue was within 90 feet of downstage center. This combined with it's state-of-the-art acoustics made it a favorite place to see a show in the area.
Sunrise Musical Theater was constructed in 1976. It was conveniently located in Sunrise, Florida - directly in the middle of Broward County and the population center of Miami-Dade, Broward, Martin, Monroe and Palm
Barry Manilow was the last performer to play Sunrise.
In 2002 the Sunrise Musical Theatre was purchased Faith Center Church and is used for church ministries and services.
Go-Go's can be seen frequently on the Solid Gold TV show
July 29, 1984
Go-Go's on MTV
Liner Notes - Making of the Turn To You video.