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EXTENSIONS OF MAN CONCERTS

In August of 1970 Media Five originates as a booking agency with band management included shortly after. Nine months after the companyís founding a third phase begins: concert promotion. Extensions of Man debuts with a summer series of Sunday night dance concerts at Saylorís Lake Pavilion, a lakeside and former big band ballroom in Pennsylvaniaís Pocono Mountains. An immediate success, the Saylorís Lake Dance Series confirms the need for creative concert promotion in addition to booking and artist management.

Deciding to move to the next level, Extensions of Man finds a suitable venue in a historic site scheduled for demolition. On December 30, 1971 Woodstock performers and nationally known act Sha Na Na performs at Easton País Boyd Theater. Tickets are $4.

Concerts by emerging and established national artists follow including Billy Joel, Electric Light Orchestra, Mott the Hoople, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult and others (see below). This is a list of national acts and does not include the countless regional and local bands also promoted.

So what brings a concert company with a successful run of shows to an end? Circumstance. People. Fortune and misfortune. Fate. Competition from near by big city promoters, late and non-appearing acts, vocalists with laryngitis and egos that can no longer fit into even the largest of halls also conspire against continuing the concert series.

Gaining confidence from the Extensions of Man experience, the agency decides to find and develop its own acts for national stardom. Having had a concert promotion arm with now established national agency relationships also provides opportunities to deliver national acts to booking agency clients.

Aerosmith
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October 29, 1973, Johnston Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem PA
(Opened for Mott the Hoople)

October 6, 1974, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
Big City Music Band
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April 24, 1970, Koehler Field House East Stroudsburg State College (Opened for Steve Miller Band)
December 30, 1971, Boyd Theatre, Easton PA (Opened for Sha Na Na)
Billy Joel
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Having sold more than 100 million records over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world.
Blue Oyster Cult
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October 7, 1973, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA

June 24, 1974, State Theatre, Easton PA
Brownsville Station
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May 28, 1972, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA

August 5, 1973, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA
(Opened for Detroit with Mitch Ryder)

Feb 8, 1974, Grace Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA
(opened for Jo Jo Gunne)
Buzzy Linhart
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March 12, 1975, Memorial Hall, Muhlenburg College, Allentown PA
(Opened for Billy Joel)
Cactus
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June 21, 1973, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg, PA
Chase
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July 28, 1971, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA
Dan Fogelberg
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November 13, 1974, Agricultural Hall, Muhlenburg College, Allentown PA
(Opened for Billy Joel)
Delaney and Bonnie & Friends
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April 24, 1970, Koehler Field House, East Stroudsburg State College
(Opened for Steve Miller Band)

c1971, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg PA
Detroit With Mitch Ryder
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May 28, 1972, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA
Duke Williams & The Extremes
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July 16, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA
Electric Light Orchestra
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December 9, 1973, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
Elf
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December 9, 1973, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
(Opened for Electric Light Orchestra)
Elliot Murphy
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February 10, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
(Opened for Billy Joel)
Fanny
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July 25, 1973, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg, PA
Foghat
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July 22, 1974, State Theatre, Easton PA
Godspell
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October 5, 1979, Grace Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Golden Earring
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July 22 1974, State Theatre, Easton PA
Good Rats
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October 6, 1974, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
(Opened for Aerosmith)
Gun Hill Road
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July 1, 1973, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA
Harry Chapin
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April 5, 1974, Grace Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA
Jay & the Techniques
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August 19, 1973, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg, PA

Firehouse Lounge, Easton PA

Phase V Disco, Bethlehem, PA

Jo Jo Gunne
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February 8, 1974, Grace Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA
Little Feat
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October 29, 1975, Memorial Hall, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA (co-headlined with Renaissance)
Mandrake Memorial
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c1973, Shiver's Dance Concerts, Easton PA
Maynard Ferguson
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October 29, 1977, Symphony Hall, Allentown PA

March 2, 1979, Symphony Hall, Allentown PA

Mott the Hoople
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October 29, 1973, Moravian College, Bethlehem PA
Mountain
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c1971, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg PA

April 4, 1974, Valley Theatre, East Greenville PA
Nazareth
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June 24, 1974, State Theatre, Easton PA
(Opened for Blue Oyster Cult)
Ralph
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Raspberries
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August 27, 1972, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA
Renaissance
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October 29, 1975, Memorial Hall, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA
(Co-Headlined with Little Feat)
Rock Opera Tommy
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August 27, 1972, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg PA
Sha Na Na
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December 30, 1971, Boyd Theatre, Easton PA

State Theatre, Easton PA
Snafu
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July 16, 1974, State Theatre, Easton PA
(Opened for Foghat)
Stan Kenton
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March 12, 1975, Symphony Hall, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA
Steve Miller Band
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April 24, 1970, Koehler Field House, East Stroudsburg State College
Ted Nugent and Amboy Dukes
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1974, Valley Theatre, East Greenville PA
The Earth Band
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August 6, 1973, Saylors Lake Pavilion, Saylorsburg, PA

May 11, 1974, Williamsport Area Community College, Williamsport PA
The High Keys
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Born out of Johnny and the High Keys, the band continued into the 70s, remaining a fan favorite! The band eventually dropped "The High" of "The High Keys" and remained KEYS.
The New York Dolls
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March 10, 1973, Johnston Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem PA
ZZ Top
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May 11, 1974, Williamsport Area Community College, Williamsport PA
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