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Posted: 23 Jun 10, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The band probably does.  This version is all collectors seem to have.


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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 00:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

KISS played two shows on their "Love Gun" tour at The Summit in Houston, TX on September 1st and 2nd, 1977. 
These two shows were professionally filmed by John Crow TV Productions.  These two
concerts have been out on the bootleg circuit since the '80s.  There are still frames between
songs.  Does anyone know who filmed the Queen shows at The Summit?


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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure.  But I do know that many other bands shot pro videos at the Summit as well.. Aerosmith and The Eagles, at least (most likely Zeppelin too).  Bands generally didn't shoot footage in the 70s for posterity, so what was it about this venue that brought the cameras out?  I know there was some kind of agreement with the venue, but why?  What did it entail?


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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 02:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought it was the venue themselves who shot the concerts there.
I gather there are plenty of bands who have had their 1977 Houston concerts filmed, though 1977 seems to be the ONLY year.... Wonder why?

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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From what I understand the owner of the Summit back then had a lot of shows filmed at his venue. I assume he may have hired a company to film them. As Sir GH has stated, The Eagles, Aerosmith, possibly Led Zeppelin have filmed there as well as Journey in 1981 on the Escape tour. That show was officially released. Largo Maryland was another venue where shows were filmed. KISS on the 79 Dynasty tour for example.

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Posted: 24 Jun 10, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Crowe TV productions is a Houston based company, so possibly done all of the gigs filmed at The Summit. The Kiss '76 footage is very similar to the Queen '77 footage in the way it is shot. I just wonder if any other Queen shows were filmed there? Did'nt Greggy say that they had recently discovered a 1980 show they knew nothing about?

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Posted: 25 Jun 10, 02:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jazz 78 wrote: From what I understand the owner of the Summit back then had a lot of shows filmed at his venue. I assume he may have hired a company to film them. As Sir GH has stated, The Eagles, Aerosmith, possibly Led Zeppelin have filmed there as well as Journey in 1981 on the Escape tour. That show was officially released. Largo Maryland was another venue where shows were filmed. KISS on the 79 Dynasty tour for example.

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Correct about Largo, Maryland.  KISS filmed two nights on their "Dynasty" tour there.  One of the nights
they had problems with the video due to too high audio frequencies.


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Posted: 25 Jun 10, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was my understanding that the Summitt videos are captures of what was shown on their big screens during the show, ....similar to the videos that are now available of Led Zeppelin's Earl's Court shows.


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Posted: 25 Jun 10, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Usually it was up to the artist to decide if they wanted to archive the performance in those venues - the Capital Centre in Largo had just about everyone playing there in the 70's, so I can only imagine what may exist.

There are definitely pro shot concerts at the Summit from other years - The Who from '75 for example.

The Led Zeppelin '77  is much talked about...but no tangible proof.