Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files

Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files

Descriptive Summary

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

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Conlon (1940-2015) was an entertainment promoter, and 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 some 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.


Index Terms

Artifacts.
Conlon, Peter
Ephemera.
Music--Georgia--Atlanta.
Music--Georgia.
Musicians.
Promoters--Georgia--Atlanta.
Rock music.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Peter Conlon Southern Promotion concert files, ms3653, 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, 1985 November 11
2AC/DC & Yngwie Malmsteen – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium, 1985 November 15
3AC/DC – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1985 November 16
4Adam Ant – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre (never happened), 1985 August 25
5Aerosmith – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 May 15
6Air Supply – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center, 1985 June 10
7Air Supply – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry, 1985 June 19
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, 1985 February 18
9Joan Armatrading – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1985 May 11
10Joan Baez/Arlo Guthrie/David Bromberg – Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre, 1985 July 26
11Beach Boys/Joan Jett – Beaumont. TX – Cardinal Stadium, 1985 June 28
BoxFolder
21Beach Boys/Three Dog Night – Charlotte, NC – Coliseum, 1985 October 3
2Beach Boys/Creedence Clearwater – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 May 15
Box
VBThe Beatles - Sketch by John Lennon signed by all four members
BoxFolder
23Black Sabbath/W.A.S.P. – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 1986 April 15
4Bootsy’s Rubber Band/Con Funk Shun/Raydio – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 April 28
5Boston/Sammy Hagar – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 January 11
6Bread – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 December 5
7Jimmy Buffett – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 June 27
8Jimmy Buffett – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 August 20
9Jimmy Buffett – Charleston, SC – Boone Hall (cancelled), 1985 August 24
BoxFolder
31Deana Carter/David Lee Murphy – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 June 4
2Chastain Park (Atlanta, GA) Summer Concert Series, 1988-1989
3Cheap Trick/John Waite – Thibodaux, LA – Nichols State University, 1985 November 3
4Cheap Trick/John Waite – Atlanta. GA – Fox Theatre, 1985 November 11
5Chicago – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1985 March 1
6Eric Clapton – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1985 April 20
Box
VBThe Clash - handwritten lyrics to London Calling
BoxFolder
37Natalie Cole/Enchantment/Sister Sledge – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 March 31
8Cranberries – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 August 9
9Crosby, Stills & Nash – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 November 14
BoxFolder
41Crosby, Stills & Nash – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre, 1985 July 12
2Crosby, Stills & Nash – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 September 20-21
3Crosby, Stills & Nash – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center, 1985 September 24
4Charlie Daniels – Thibodaux, LA – Nichols State University, 1985 November 14
5Charlie Daniels – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 May 31
6Doobie Brothers/Pablo Cruise – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 November 10
7Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 March 9
8Fiona – Atlantic Beach, NC – Nightlife, 1985 May 26
9Flash Kahan – Savannah, GA – Nightlights, 1985 May 16
10Fleetwood Mac – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 August 29
BoxFolder
51Foghat/Bob Seger/Derringer – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 January 20
2Foreigner/Cars – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 October 5
3Peter Frampton/ St. Paradise – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 August 9
4Frankie Goes to Hollywood/Belouis Some – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1985 May 26
5Larry Gatlin – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 1979 January 19
6Hall & Oates – Nashville, TN – Metropolitan Auditorium, 1985 May 2
7Together Tour/Mamas & the Papas – Atlanta, GA, 1985 May 31
8Hearns vs. Hagler – Las Vegas, NV – Caesar’s Palace, 1985 April 15
9Heart – New Orleans, LA – University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena, 1985 October 31
10Don Henley – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 1985 July 1
BoxFolder
61Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 March 2
2Waylon Jennings – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 October 29
3Billy Joel – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 November 26
Item
VBJanis Joplin framed jewelry - Atlanta, GA
BoxFolder
64KC & the Sunshine Band/Kool & the Gang – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 June 13
5KISS/Piper – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 December 30
6Kenny Loggins – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House, 1985 July 16
7Kenny Loggins – Jacksonville, FL – Florida National Pavilion (cancelled), 1985 July 20
BoxFolder
78Madonna - Atlanta, GA - Omni
BoxFolder
68Melissa Manchester – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center (cancelled), 1985 October 21
9Chuck Mangione – Greenville, SC – Municipal Stadium, 1985 May 24
10Chuck Mangione – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 May 25
11Barry Manilow – Atlanta, GA – Omni (cancelled), 1978 October 16
BoxFolder
71Dave Mason – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 January 9
2Johnny Mathis – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre, 1985 March 5-6
3Natalie Merchant – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 May 14
4Midnight Star – Atlanta, GA – Civic Center, 1985 March 4
5Motley Crue – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1985 December 16
6Eddie Murphy – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre, 1985 March 9
7Anne Murray – Birmingham, AL – Boutwell Auditorium, 1985 May 30
BoxFolder
81Nazareth/Mahogany Rush/Sammy Hagar – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 February 23
2Nazareth/Mahogany Rush – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 June 12
3Willie Nelson/Emmylou Harris/Asleep at the Wheel – Atlanta, GA - Omni, 1978 July 23
4Willie Nelson – Saginaw, MI – Wendler Rena, 1985 February 15
5Willie Nelson – Toledo, OH – Centennial Hall, 1985 February 17
6Willie Nelson – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 May 17
7Willie Nelson – Plains, GA, 1985 May 18
8Willie Nelson – Pensacola, FL – Civic Center, 1985 May 19
9New Barbarians – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 May 10
10Night Ranger – Atlanta, GA – Omni (cancelled), 1985 October 24
11Ted Nugent/Mahogany Rush – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 July 4
12Ted Nugent/Golden Earring – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 December 31
13Ted Nugent/Black Oak – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 July 8
BoxFolder
91Billy Ocean – Columbus, GA – Memorial Auditorium, 1985 February 7
2Omni (Atlanta, GA) – promissory notes, 1979
3Parliament Funkadelic – Columbus, GA – Municipal Auditorium, 1978 March 12
4Parliament Funkadelic/Bar-Kays/Cameo – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 March 26
5Parliament Funkadelic/Bar-Kays/Cameo – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 March 26
6Parliament Funkadelic/Brides of Funkenstein – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 February 25
7Pointer Sisters – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 June 16-17
Box
VBElvis Presley - ruby "spirit" ring
BoxFolder
98REO Speedwagon – Lake Charles, LA – Civic Center (cancelled), 1985 August 25
9Joan Rivers/Jim Stafford – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1985 February 23
10Joan Rivers – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1985 November 4
11Saga – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 November 4
12SEAL – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 June 5
BoxFolder
101SFX, Inc., 1997-1998
2Sha Na Na – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 November 9
3Frank and Barbara Sinatra correspondence and photograph, 1975-1990
4Rick Springfield – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park, 1985 July 3
5Bruce Springsteen – Grant Field (cancelled), 1985 October 10
6Spyro Gyra & the Crusaders – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1985 June 1
7Rod Stewart/Air Supply – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 November 20
8Rod Stewart – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 June 9
9Stephen Stills – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1979 April 3
BoxFolder
111Styx/Nick Gilder – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1978 November 16
OS Folder
1ASummer concert series
BoxFolder
112Supertramp – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 May 15
3Textones – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 August 4
4Richard Thompson – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 October 6
5Three Dog Night – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow (cancelled), 1985 July 31
6Toys for Tots – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 December 11
7Robin Trower/Be Bop Deluxe/Ram Jam – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 October 25
8Jethro Tull – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 November 7
Item
MLSTed Turner 75th birthday invitation snow globe, 2013 November 23
BoxFolder
119Tina Turner/Mr. Mister – Greensboro, NC – Coliseum, 1985 November 23
BoxFolder
121Tina Turner/Mr. Mister – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1985 November 27
2Gino Vannelli – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 November 13
3Gino Vannelli/Phyllis Hyman – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1979 March 19
4Hank Williams, Jr. – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre, 1985 February 22
5Yes – Atlanta, GA – Omni, 1977 August 25
6Dwight Yoakum/Sons of the Desert – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park, 1999 July 8
7Neil Young – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre, 1985 August 23
8Warren Zevon – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 May 21
9Warren Zevon – Atlanta, GA – Moonshadow, 1985 November 14
 

2. Administrative

BoxFolder
131Company History, Photographs
2Southern Promotions Overview
3SFX
4Staff Meeting Notes
5Company Press Releases
6Southern Concert Tear Sheets
7Photographs - Alex and 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