Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files

Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Conlon, Peter
Creator: Southern Promotions.
Title: Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files
Dates: 1977-2013
Quantity: 7.5 Linear feet (13 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Coll. Number: ms3653

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Conlon, entertainment promoter, began Southern Promotions in 1980 and joined with music industry veteran, Alex Cooley, in 1982. Their company was purchased by SFX, Inc. late in 1997. The Atlanta (GA) based entertainment company promotes music and sporting events, and books acts to perform at various venues, mainly in the South. The company also produced the Chastain Park Summer Concert Series in Atlanta.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of contracts, agreements, financial papers, invoices, artifacts, and printed material. Some of the contracts are signed by the artists, but most are unsigned photocopies. There are detailed food and drink requirements listed in the contracts for each artist. Of special interest are the artifacts related to various performers including Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, The Clash, and The Beatles.


Arrangement

Organized into two series: artist files and administrative files. The artist files are arranged in alphabetical order.


Index Terms

Artifacts.
Ephemera.
Music--Georgia--Atlanta
Music--Georgia.
Musicians
Promoters--Georgia--Atlanta.
Rock music.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files, ms 3653. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies can be made available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Artist files

BoxFolder
11AC/DC – Biloxi, MS – Coliseum, 11 November 1985
2AC/DC & Yngwie Malmsteen – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium, 15 November 1985
3AC/DC – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 16 November 1985
4Adam Ant – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 25 August 1985 (never happened)
5Aerosmith – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 15 May 1978
6Air Supply – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center, 10 June 1985
7Air Supply – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry, 19 June 1985
Item
MLSJason Aldean autographed guitar - Athens, GA - Sanford Stadium, 2013 April 13
OS BoxItem
11Jason Aldean setlist and autographed poster - Athens, GA - Sanford Stadium, 2013 April 13
BoxFolder
18Gregg Allman band/Outlaws – Macon, GA – City Auditorium, 18 February 1985
9Joan Armatrading – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 11 May 1985
10Joan Baez/Arlo Guthrie/David Bromberg – Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre, 26 July 1985
11Beach Boys/Joan Jett – Beaumont. TX – Cardinal Stadium, 28 June 1985
BoxFolder
21Beach Boys/Three Dog Night – Charlotte, NC – Coliseum, 3 October 1985
2Beach Boys/Creedence Clearwater – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 15 May 1999
Box
VBThe Beatles - Sketch by John Lennon signed by all four members
BoxFolder
23Black Sabbath/W.A.S.P. – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 15 April 1986
4Bootsy’s Rubber Band/Con Funk Shun/Raydio – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 28 April 1978
5Boston/Sammy Hagar – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 11 January 1979
6Bread – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 5 December 1978
7Jimmy Buffett – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 27 June 1985
8Jimmy Buffett – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 20 August 1985
9Jimmy Buffett – Charleston, SC – Boone Hall, 24 August 1985 (cancelled)
BoxFolder
31Deana Carter/David Lee Murphy – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 4 June 1999
2Chastain Park (Atlanta, GA) Summer Concert Series, 1988-1989
3Cheap Trick/John Waite – Thibodaux, LA – Nichols State University, 3 November 1985
4Cheap Trick/John Waite – Atlanta. GA – Fox Theatre, 11 November 1985
5Chicago – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1 March 1985
6Eric Clapton – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 20 April 1985
Box
VBThe Clash - handwritten lyrics to London Calling
BoxFolder
37Natalie Cole/Enchantment/Sister Sledge – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 31 March 1979
8Cranberries – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 9 August 1999
9Crosby, Stills & Nash – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 14 November 1977
BoxFolder
41Crosby, Stills & Nash – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre, 12 July 1985
2Crosby, Stills & Nash – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 20 & 21 September 1985
3Crosby, Stills & Nash – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center, 24 September 1985
4Charlie Daniels – Thibodaux, LA – Nichols State University, 14 November 1985
5Charlie Daniels – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 31 May 1999
6Doobie Brothers/Pablo Cruise – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 10 November 1977
7Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 9 March 1978
8Fiona – Atlantic Beach, NC – Nightlife, 26 May 1985
9Flash Kahan – Savannah, GA – Nightlights, 16 May 1985
10Fleetwood Mac – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 29 August 1978
BoxFolder
51Foghat/Bob Seger/Derringer – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 20 January 1977
2Foreigner/Cars – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 5 October 1978
3Peter Frampton/ St. Paradise – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 9 August 1979
4Frankie Goes to Hollywood/Belouis Some – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 26 May 1985
5Larry Gatlin – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 19 January 1979
6Hall & Oates – Nashville, TN – Metropolitan Auditorium, 2 May 1985
7Together Tour/Mamas & the Papas – Atlanta, GA, 31 May 1985
8Hearns vs. Hagler – Las Vegas, NV – Caesar’s Palace, 15 April 1985
9Heart – New Orleans, LA – University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena, 31 October 1985
10Don Henley – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 1 July 1985
BoxFolder
61Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 2 March 1978
2Waylon Jennings – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 29 October 1978
3Billy Joel – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 26 November 1978
Item
VBJanis Joplin framed jewelry - Atlanta, GA
BoxFolder
64KC & the Sunshine Band/Kool & the Gang – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 13 June 1999
5KISS/Piper – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 30 December 1977
6Kenny Loggins – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House, 16 July 1985
7Kenny Loggins – Jacksonville, FL – Florida National Pavilion, 20 July 1985 (cancelled)
BoxFolder
78Madonna - Atlanta, GA - Omni
BoxFolder
68Melissa Manchester – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 21 October 1985 (cancelled)
9Chuck Mangione – Greenville, SC – Municipal Stadium, 24 May 1985
10Chuck Mangione – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 25 May 1985
11Barry Manilow – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 16 October 1978 (cancelled)
BoxFolder
71Dave Mason – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 9 January 1985
2Johnny Mathis – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre, 5 & 6 March 1985
3Natalie Merchant – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 14 May 1999
4Midnight Star – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 4 March 1985
5Motley Crue – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 16 December 1985
6Eddie Murphy – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre, 9 March 1985
7Anne Murray – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium, 30 May 1985
BoxFolder
81Nazareth/Mahogany Rush/Sammy Hagar – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 23 February 1978
2Nazareth/Mahogany Rush – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 12 June 1979
3Willie Nelson/Emmylou Harris/Asleep at the Wheel – Atlanta, GA - Omni, 23 July 1978
4Willie Nelson – Saginaw, MI – Wendler Rena, 15 February 1985
5Willie Nelson – Toledo, OH – Centennial Hall, 17 February 1985
6Willie Nelson – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 17 May 1985
7Willie Nelson – Plains, GA, 18 May 1985
8Willie Nelson – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center, 19 May 1985
9New Barbarians – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 10 May 1979
10Night Ranger – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 24 October 1985 (cancelled)
11Ted Nugent/Mahogany Rush – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 4 July 1977
12Ted Nugent/Golden Earring – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 31 December 1977
13Ted Nugent/Black Oak – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 8 July 1978
BoxFolder
91Billy Ocean – Columbus, GA – Memorial Auditorium, 7 February 1985
2Omni (Atlanta, GA) – promissory notes, 1979
3Parliament Funkadelic – Columbus, GA – Municipal Auditorium, 12 March 1978
4Parliament Funkadelic/Bar-Kays/Cameo – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 26 March 1978
5Parliament Funkadelic/Bar-Kays/Cameo – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 26 March 1978
6Parliament Funkadelic/Brides of Funkenstein – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 25 February 1979
7Pointer Sisters – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 16 & 17 June 1985
Box
VBElvis Presley - ruby "spirit" ring
BoxFolder
98REO Speedwagon – Lake Charles, LA – Civic Center, 25 August 1985 (cancelled)
9Joan Rivers/Jim Stafford – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 23 February 1985
10Joan Rivers – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 4 November 1985
11Saga – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 4 November 1985
12SEAL – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 5 June 1999
BoxFolder
101SFX, Inc., 1997-1998
2Sha Na Na – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 9 November 1985
3Frank and Barbara Sinatra correspondence and photograph, 1975-1990
4Rick Springfield – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park, 3 July 1985
5Bruce Springsteen – Grant Field, 10 October 1985 (cancelled)
6Spyro Gyra & the Crusaders – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1 June 1985
7Rod Stewart/Air Supply – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 20 November 1977
8Rod Stewart – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 9 June 1999
9Stephen Stills – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 3 April 1979
BoxFolder
111Styx/Nick Gilder – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 16 November 1978
OS Folder
1ASummer concert series
BoxFolder
112Supertramp – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 15 May 1979
3Textones – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 4 August 1985
4Richard Thompson – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 6 October 1985
5Three Dog Night – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 31 July 1985 (cancelled)
6Toys for Tots – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 11 December 1977
7Robin Trower/Be Bop Deluxe/Ram Jam – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 25 October 1977
8Jethro Tull – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 7 November 1977
Item
MLSTed Turner 75th birthday invitation snow globe, 2013 November 23
BoxFolder
119Tina Turner/Mr. Mister – Greensboro, NC – Coliseum, 23 November 1985
BoxFolder
121Tina Turner/Mr. Mister – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 27 November 1985
2Gino Vannelli – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 13 November 1977
3Gino Vannelli/Phyllis Hyman – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 19 March 1979
4Hank Williams, Jr. – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 22 February 1985
5Yes – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 25 August 1977
6Dwight Yoakum/Sons of the Desert – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 8 July 1999
7Neil Young – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre, 23 August 1985
8Warren Zevon – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 21 May 1985
9Warren Zevon – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 14 November 1985
 

2. Administrative

BoxFolder
131Company History/Photos
2Southern Promotions Overview
3SFX
4Staff Meeting Notes
5Company Press Releases
6Southern Concert Tear Sheets
7Pictures, Alex & Peter
8Logos
9Chastain Park Amphitheater
10Chastain Park Amphitheater
11Chastain Park Amphitheater, sound study
12Cotton Club
13Roxy
14Roxy/Ad-Slick Logo
15Roxy Drawings
16Roxy News Stories
17Roxy Marquee Photograph
18Agreement regarding Dallas and Atlanta Amphitheaters, 2003
19Summer Sounds Media Highlights, 1998
20Summer Sounds Media highlights, 1998
Item
har-ms3653_0001Charlotte - Summer Sounds, 1998 (VHS)
Item
har-ms3653_0002Charlotte - Summer Sounds, 1998 (VHS)
BoxFolder
1321Riverlights Media sponsorship proposal, 2000
22musicatlanta.com
23atlantamusicscene.com
24interfest.com
25Cique Eos
26Titanic, 1999 October 1-December 31
27Mall of Georgia
28Powers Crossroads
29Initiative Media, Bell South
30Children's Healthcare
31Circuit City
32Clarion Marketing
33Atlanta Lasik
34Audi/ McKinney & Silver
35Beazer Homes, Inc
36Atlanta Gas Light
37American Golf Association
38Air Jamaica
39Advantage Marketing
40SFX Alliance Marketing
41Other Advertising
42Sponsorship