Introducing the CONCERT-NEWS ARCHIVE. Relive the memories of live concerts in the 70s from the archives of Concert-News. Featured concerts (from the press plate or newsprint) are now available as full reproductions on paper, metal and acrylic.
When the unions went on strike in 1973, Bob Moore, staff photographer rallied several Globe-Democrat writers to launch Concert-News, the World of Rock Newspaper. Over the next seven years, he photographed and interviewed national and international recording stars at venues including the Ambassador Theater, Kiel Auditorium and Opera House, Fox Theater and the Mississippi River Festival.
An advocate of young people learning the newspaper business, Bob coordinated several press conferences for high school students to meet groups including Jethro Tull, Judas Priest and Alice Cooper. He was also a supporter of local groups like Pavlov's Dog and Mama's Pride and international recording groups such as Nektar, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.
While working as a staff photographer for the Globe - Bob used his own Nikon 35mm cameras and a variety of lens to shoot the concerts. Capturing the musicians onstage under adverse lighting conditions was extremely challenging. He processed the B/W film and printed the images at the Concert-News office. This was nearly twenty-five years before digital cameras and cell phones. Additional pages from the archives of Concert-News will be added in the near future.
All proceeds from sales will be donated to keeplivealivestl.org to help raise funds for workers in the live St. Louis entertainment industry who lost their jobs last year with the pandemic. If you have any special requests, please contact Betty Moore (formerly Betty Magrath, associate editor) at firstname.lastname@example.org