Rich Engler has promoted rock concerts in and around Pittsburgh PA for over 50 years - at everything from small clubs to major stadiums such as Three Rivers Stadium, the Pittsburgh Steelers' former home stadium. Engler joins Hooks & Runs this week to talk about highlights from his career in the music business, including being the first person to promote the infamous fake Fleetwood Mac tour in January 1974.
Engler wrote, "Behind the Stage Door: A Promoter's Life Behind the Scenes" in 2014. This book has been made into a documentary with the same title released in September 2022 to most streaming services.
Buy the book at Engler's website (richengler.com) or on the Hooks & Runs page at Bookshop.org (link below). This is the website (behindthestagedoor.com) for the documentary, including streaming options.
Engler promoted what turned out to be Bob Marley's final show on September 23, 1980, at the Stanley Theater, an event included in the documentary. This is a soundboard recording of that show (https://tinyurl.com/marley092380).
The Fleetwood Mac imposters? They went on to form Stretch and had a No. 16 hit single, "Why Did You Do It?"
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