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ferdburfell wrote at 2010-03-20 03:02:12
I grew up in St.Petersburg, Fl. I remember The Oval Window Record Shop next to Steak 'n' Shake on 34th St N sponsoring that first Black Sabbath concert at the  Bayfront Center - but I don't remember the date. Southpaw opened the show. I knew all those guys. They had just added Rocky Ruckman as singer/guitar. I don't remember Electric Heat being there (I'm old now)and barely remember Fleetwood Mac there. I was at the Long John/Savoy Brown show too.  

Dean wrote at 2011-09-02 00:14:11
Absolutely - it was April 1971, and Fleetwood Mac was better than Black Sabbath.

rick wrote at 2011-09-10 12:59:54
i saw black sabbath at bayfront center,positive it was first week of march,1971.there were a total of 5 groups that played that nite,fleetwood mac being one of them.i don't have a ticket stub.i remember there were cheap looking black and white posters for the concert around town,i think the concert was put together by a Dē productions.cost was $3.00.and it was the paranoid concert,of course,being paranoid came out only 6 months earlier.....

Dean wrote at 2012-01-23 20:06:59
The concert was April 4, 1971, and I'm pretty sure Peter G was playing that night. Of course, the focus was on Black Sabbath, so I can't remember, other than that Mac outplayed them.

j1080 wrote at 2012-02-22 02:10:19
Fleetwood Mac did play with Black Sabbath at FSU in 1971.  It was about the same time as the aforementioned St Petersburg gig.  Fleetwood Mac opened.  A good show.  It was in the gym.  We sat on the floor up front about 20 feet or so from the speakers.  Loud!

moleade wrote at 2012-10-13 22:26:39

I saw Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath at Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg Fl

Black Sabbath opened and didn't play long, for this was a Fleetwood Mac crowd

and they yelled Fleetwood Mac over and over again until Black Sabbath walked


Peter Green was still with them, so it must have been 1970, I had candy corns

in my pocket, so it must have been November, right after Halloween.

This was one of the best concerts that I have ever seen in my life.

Alessandro wrote at 2012-12-21 06:55:28

I am an Italian rock fan of several rock giants abnd of the Seventies...I have checked several concert files and I have discovered that Black Sabbath and Fleetwood Mac were on stage in St. Petersburg Bayfront Center Arena the 4th of March 1971.

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