Archive for Author: Ben Upham


Grateful Dead- “Review of Winterland 12-27-77 Show by Hal Masonburg”

As if this might be the last gig ever played, the members of the Grateful Dead took the stage at their ol’ familiar haunt, the Winterland Arena, on the evening of December 27th, 1977 and immediately burst into flames. To put it more sensibly (and without conjuring up Spinal Tap drummer imagery), Jerry and gang […]


PAT TRAVERS- “He may act Cool about it, But He is in Love with Success”

Pat Travers in Seattle on 2-23-78. Photo/Art by Ben Upham. Click on the following link to see more Pat Travers Photos & Artwork: PAT TRAVERS SEATTLE 78 PHOTOS and PAT TRAVERS ARTWORK BY BEN UPHAM and PAT TRAVERS CD’S TO PURCHASE “He may act Cool about it, But He is in Love with Success” by […]


MARK FARNER- Grand Funk Still Drawing Sellouts”

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE MORE MARK FARNER PHOTOS & ARTWORK BY BEN UPHAM III: LEWISTON, IDAHO 8-22-09 MARK FARNER- “GRAND FUNK STILL DRAWING SELLOUTS” BY LISA ROBINSON THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN BAKERSFIELD, CA. 6-27-71 Grand Funk Railroad has been denounced many times by rock critics as being non-musical monsters. Without critics’ help, or even […]


ROBIN TROWER- “TROWER BAND REBORN”

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE ROBIN TROWER PHOTOS: WINTERLAND 5-7-76 and ARTWORK BY BEN UPHAM III ROBIN TROWER- “TROWER BAND REBORN” BY J.J. SYRJA THE SEQUIN GAZETTE SEQUIN, TEXAS JANUARY 19, 1978 Austin music listeners have always been discriminating, perpetually with an ear open for the unusual. When Robin Trower’s current disk, In […]


ULI JON ROTH- “FORMER SCORPION STRIKES WITH NEW ALBUM”

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE ULI JON ROTH PHOTOS: ULI ROTH PHOTOS & ARTWORK BY BEN UPHAM III ULI JON ROTH- “FORMER SCORPION STRIKES WITH NEW ALBUM” THE FOOTHILLS SUN GAZETTE EXETER, CALIFORNIA SEPTEMBER 17, 2008 Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth will perform live in Exeter Sept. 23, the same day he releases his […]


RARE BLACK SABBATH PHOTOS FROM 1978

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE RARE 1978 PHOTOS OF BLACK SABBATH: SPOKANE, WA. 9-28-78 and ARTWORK BY BEN UPHAM III ************************************************************************************************************************************************ BLACK SABBATH DISCOGRAPHY: 1970 Black Sabbath 1970 Paranoid 1971 Master of Reality 1972 Black Sabbath Vol. 4 1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 1975 Sabotage 1976 Technical Ecstasy 1977 We Sold our Souls for Rock […]


JERRY GARCIA- “LOOKING INTO THE NEXT CENTURY”

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE GRATEFUL DEAD AND JERRY GARCIA PHOTOS AND ARTWORK: Winterland 12-27-77 and JGB Cheney, Wa. 10-27-78 and Garcia and Dead Artwork by Ben Upham III and PURCHASE GRATEFUL DEAD CD’S AND DVD’S JERRY GARCIA- “LOOKING INTO THE NEXT CENTURY” BY ANTHONY DeCURTIS SYRACUSE HERALD JOURNAL SYRACUSE, NEW YORK NOVEMBER […]


BLUE OYSTER CULT- “ON YOUR FEET OR ON YOUR KNEES”

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE BLUE OYSTER CULT PHOTOS & ARTWORK: OAKLAND & SPOKANE 1976 and ARTWORK BY BEN UPHAM III BLUE OYSTER CULT “ON YOUR FEET OR ON YOUR KNEES” BY JIM MILLER THE COURIER NEWS BLYTHEDALE, ARKANSAS APRIL 21, 1975 Can a nice Jewish boy from Eaton’s Neck, Long Island, find […]


THE OUTLAWS- “SOUTHERN ROCK BAND ACHIEVES SUCCESS FROM STANDARD FORMULA”

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE OUTLAWS PHOTOS & ARTWORK: WINTERLAND 1975 & 1976 and ARTWORK BY BEN UPHAM III THE OUTLAWS- “SOUTHERN ROCK BAND ACHIEVES SUCCESS FROM STANDARD FORMULA” AVALANCHE-JOURNAL LUBBOCK, TEXAS APRIL 6, 1977 It’s pretty hard for any rock group coming out of the South these days to distinguish itself, given […]


YESTERDAY & TODAY (Y&T) “SUCCESS IS SIMPLE”

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE MORE YESTERDAY & TODAY (Y&T) PHOTOS & ARTWORK: 1975 & 2010 Y&T PHOTOS AND ARTWORK YESTERDAY & TODAY- “SUCCESS IS SIMPLE” BY LARRY KELP OAKLAND TRIBUNE OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 12-31-76 “The big question everyone asks us when we play out of the Bay Area is, ‘Who hipped you to rock […]