Monday, October 15, 2018
Pueblo's 1973 Country Music Spectacular
Hey all! So I'm digging through boxes of music memorabilia, which still had not been opened since I originally packed them up, for my move back home to Colorado, in 2015. I know, I know...
In between various records, and paper items, I found this program for the Country Music Spectacular, held at the Pueblo Memorial Hall*, in 1973.
*(There is no program mention of where this show took place. After this blog post went live, I received a couple of corrections, that the show was held at Memorial Hall)
Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Tubb headlined the concert, which also featured Denver's Buster Jenkins, Pueblo's Margie Bortles and David Finn, who was in Buster's group, The High Country Travelers (High Country was also the name of Buster's own 1970s-era label).
Local KPUB disc jockey and former West Texas country star, Ace Ball, served as announcer. R.W. Dick McComb, who spent several years at the helm of the Pueblo West Bulletin, and later the city manager in that zip, put together the event, and is noted as the "executive producer."
Cool piece of Pueblo music memorabilia. Let's take a look: