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Fountains Of Light June 27, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Less IS More, Music & Dance.

For Happy Hour, I decided to listen to Starcastle ~ Fountains of Light, a band I heard for the first time in 1977 at the College of William & Mary.  As I was reminiscing and enjoying the album anew, I saw a comment about someone who also saw them at W&M:

Anyway, saw them open for Boston at William and Mary and was immediately hooked. Thanks for the post.


Then I saw this reply to the comment:

I saw them open for Boston @ William & Mary too. I still have half of the ticket stub, but the year isn’t on it, and I can’t remember what year it was. It was late 70’s, maybe 77 or 78. I was stationed in Norfolk at the time.

Then this one:

Me too. It was Starcastle, Boston and Atlanta Rhythm Section.

That’s right!  My sister and I went to a Boston concert in February 1977. Starcastle AND Atlanta Rhythm Section both opened for Boston.

Great concert.
Ticket price = $6!!!

For 3 bands!

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Val Boyko - June 27, 2018

Its a small world full of connections 🌎

Val Boyko - June 27, 2018

p.s. I couldn’t play the video. Message said it was unavailable …

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

It’s playing for me on Safari. It might not be compatible with your search engine.

If you’re curious, do a quick search for “youtube Starcastle” then click on the Fountains of Light video and ENJOY!

Val Boyko - June 27, 2018

I will! Thanks Nancy 💛

2. joyroses13 - June 27, 2018

I like them, thanks for the video clip!
Wow on the six dollar price for 3 concerts!! Oh how times have changed.

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

Yes! My last “BIG” concert (Dave Matthews or Sarah MacLachlan) cost a few bucks more than that . . .

I did see Natasha Beddingfield for “free” at Universal in 2009 AND we saw Edie Brickell at an outdoor bar concert on the Riverwalk for nothing. So good music doesn’t always cost an arm and a leg.

joyroses13 - June 27, 2018

Yes sometimes you can find some great deals. 🙂

3. Jill Weatherholt - June 27, 2018

Too funny, Nancy! I like their sounds…reminds me of Styxx.

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

It’s very relaxing . . . and perfect for Happy Hour.

4. L. Marie - June 27, 2018

Wow! What are the odds???

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

It was great to find the entire album (which I no longer own) on youtube . . . and a pleasant bonus to see other folks who enjoyed the same concert as me!

5. Tammy - June 27, 2018

I didn’t see them but went to that same tour of Boston (opened by Heart) – my very first concert!

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

My very first concert was 6 months earlier & also at W&M ~> my roommate got us tickets to see Jefferson Starship our first night on campus. Ticket price = $5. 😀

6. Tippy Gnu - June 27, 2018

I was in Boston about 30 years ago, but I never met William, nor Mary, and nobody played any music for me. Strange.

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been!
Henceforth, you shall be known on SLTW as Trippy Tippy. 😀

7. Kate Crimmins - June 27, 2018

You won’t get a concert ticket for $6 today!

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

I’m glad we grew up when we grew up ~ the cost of an album and the cost of the concert were about the same AND we weren’t too busy taking selfies to make it to the concert hall in time to hear the opening acts. 😀

8. Debra - June 28, 2018

I regularly play records I purchased and enjoyed in the 1960’s and ’70s and I experience delight in resurrecting very pleasant memories. What a fun connection you found in the comments, and you’ve stirred some happy memories of your own. Happy listening, Nancy! 😉

nrhatch - June 28, 2018

Yes! Music and memories are so good together.

This week, I’ve invited Boz Scaggs to Happy Hour several afternoons ~ awesome concert:

9. Joanne Sisco - June 28, 2018

oooo – Boz Scaggs … it’s been a looooong while!

You can’t get anything for $6 now!

nrhatch - June 29, 2018

I’ve listened to that Boz Scaggs concert 5 times this week ~ so S-M-O-O-T-H (especially with an adult beverage by my side). 😀

10. roughwighting - June 29, 2018

Ahhh, what fun. I attended Mary Washington College (Fredericksburg VA) for one year in the mid-70s and might have passed you as I visited William & Mary often. But missed that concert. My big one around that time was Blood, Sweat & Tears! Ahhh, not sure I even paid six bucks then. xo

nrhatch - June 29, 2018

VA has some wonderful & historic colleges. I’ve never been to the Mary Washington campus, but my freshman roommate was from Fredericksburg.

I loved Spinning Wheel by Blood Sweat & Tears. Maybe I’ll put them on the Happy Hour Hit Parade soon. 😀

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