Bob Sockolich doesn't remember anything about the show in '68 when Hendrix played the Hollywood Bowl, but there he is standing on the sidestage as Jimi - head back, eyes closed and his lips barely clinging a lit cigarette - rips a guitar solo in a gorgeous photo hanging across from Tom's dressing room.
42 years later, and Sockolich is still the head electrician at the landmark venue where Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers made their triumphant return to Los Angeles Friday night for a sold-out show in front of friends, family and fans.
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Bob Sockolich doesn't remember anything about the show in '68 when Hendrix played the Hollywood Bowl, but there he is standing on the sidestage as Jimi - head back, eyes closed and his lips barely clinging a lit cigarette - rips a guitar solo in a gorgeous photo hanging across from Tom's dressing room.Filed under:
Doors / will call open at 5:30. ZZ Top will start at 7:30. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will go on at 9:00.
Check Berry will appear as special guest in Phoenix and Los Lobos will appear as special guest in San Diego.
Tom Petty is feeling better and is looking forward to tonight's show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
We are pleased to announce that Los Lobos will appear as special guest on the October 5 show in San Diego, CA and Chuck Berry will appear as special guest on the October 7 show in Phoenix, AZ.
They are replacing ZZ Top who are unable to appear on the rescheduled shows due to prior tour commitments in Europe.
As Tom Petty says, "âI am feeling better and looking forward to the
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Last week Front of House Sound Engineer Robert Scovill showed us his approach to mixing the bandâs live sound as well as the state of the art equipment that he uses.
The sound the band hears on stage while performing is an equally integral part of the show and Greg Looper and Mike Bangs are the guys making sure that the Heartbreakers can hear what they are playing.
In the video below Greg and Mike explain what their jobs are all about.Filed under:
In Tulsa, OK Benmontâs keyboard technician Wayne Williams spent some time showing us the equipment that Benmont uses on stage.
Check out the video interview with Wayne below. Stay tuned for more videos from the Mojo Tour including the first installment of answers to the questions for the crew submitted by fans!
September 28, 2010
Tom Petty continues to suffer from a sinus and throat infection and on his doctorâs advice the band is regretfully postponing tonight's concert at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA for one week until Tuesday October 5. Tickets for tonightâs original date will be honored on October 5.
The concert at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ, which was to take place on September 26, has also been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday October 7.
Tomâs doctors have advised him not to perform for the next few days but expect that he will be fully recovered for shows this
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Unfortunately Tom Petty has developed a throat infection and his doctor has advised him that he shouldn't perform tonight.
As a result we regret to announce that tonight's show at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ has been postponed. We will have more information soon.
As of now the Phoenix show is the only show impacted.
The band sincerely apologizes to fans who were looking forward to the show tonight or who may be inconvenienced.