Archive for Saturday, September 24, 2011

40 years ago: Fans line up for James Taylor tickets

September 24, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 24, 1971:

  • A crowd estimated at 200 persons had spent the night outside the Kansas Union building at Kansas University in order to buy the first tickets to the James Taylor concert. The show was coming up on Oct. 15 in Allen Fieldhouse.
  • Four visiting professors were headed to Lawrence High School to meet with a group of teachers to help develop a new interdisciplinary course in art, music and drama for high school juniors. The program was being developed with a $5,000 grant from the National Humanities Faculty.
  • If any KU students had been able to see into the future, they would have realized that a future Democratic Presidential nominee was visiting the campus. A small notice on page 2 informs readers that "John Kerry, national spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, is to speak at 8 p.m. today in the Kansas Union ballroom." Kerry's talk was being sponsored by KU's sophomore class.


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