RAY FURLOTTE/Road Manager: "Dec. 22, 1976; The best day of my life up to that point. I stood on this stage and watched my favourite band (and employer) thrill the sold out crowd of 2,760 fans who came on a freezing cold winter's night, 3 days before Christmas to see the only band performing at Massey Hall that night ... the Toronto - Massey Hall premiere of SYMPHONIC SLAM”
View from Massey Hall stage
View of Massey Hall stage
A&M Records advertised the concert in all the Music Trade Magazines and Toronto Newspapers
Newspaper Concert Ad
Massey Hall entrance
Book: "Massey Hall" - written by David McPherson (front cover)
"Massey Hall" book page 93
"Massey Hall" book page 95
The above 3 images from the book "Massey Hall" were used with permission of the author David McPherson and the publisher Dundurn Press Ltd. Canadians can buy the book at Amazon.ca or worldwide at Amazon.com
Pop Music Beat
Toronto Star Concert Review
CHUM-FM Concert Review
Banner Year for A&M Records
A&M Records Promo
Record Week - Sept. 27, 1976 - front & back covers
Massey Hall Souvenir Program ~ click to enlarge
Massey Hall Concert Pics ~ click to enlarge
The above photographs are courtesy of, and used with permission of the photographer, Tom Mohr (except first & last slide)
For the past 45 years the only photographs of the Massey Hall concert I've ever seen were the first & last pictures above. I never saw the band from the audience view (I was kinda busy backstage). On the 45th Anniversary of the release of the debut album I posted about it in a couple Facebook groups I belong to. A very kind gentleman, named Tom Mohr, mentioned he had some pictures he had shot and would dig them up and post some. Sure enough he came thru and posted 4 concert photos and a shot of the concert tickets (I never saw them before). And if that weren't enough he offered to give me the 16 35mm slides he shot at the concert. He said only a few were good and the rest not so much. I thanked him immensely and told him that what might not be of interest to anyone else might be very important to me. A short while later a package arrived with the 16 slides and he even gave me one of his concert tickets. I couldn't believe his generousity. When I touched the concert ticket, in my mind I travelled back to that night 45 years ago. Thanks again Tom, your generousity is very much appreciated. I scanned the slides above with an old scanner and they are not as good as they should be. I haven't been able to get them professionally printed due to the remoteness of where I live. I will eventually get them done and will replace the fuzzy scans.
Massey Hall Concert Pics Video - "How Do You Stand"
Picture images are poor quality scans, will be replaced...