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[Thursday,, December 5, 1974


Page Five

[TusaDcme ,17 TEMCIA AL aeFv

By STEPHEN HERSH than has ever been. It wasn't
Special To The Daily very fluid, but that isn't to be
DETROIT - Siren-like, Billy expected from Harrison.
Preston's synthesizer glissan- When he sang "Something",;
doed upward loudly-more live- George all but did away with
ly, it seemed, than could be en- the familiar melody and phras-
dured comfortably. But when ing of the words. He sounded
George Harrison and his band more than a little like Dylan
joined in at Olympia last night, live, improvising the melody
drowning out the wail, the thick' in a jazzy manner.
sound of the music was any- His back-up band included a
thing but hard to swallow. three-piece horn section (in-
The concert began with a cluding Jim Horn), two percus-
tune from the band's new al- sionists, a guitarist, two drum-
bum, Dark Horse. Harrison, his ' mers (including Jim Keltner),
guitar churning, bounced up and C and keyboardist Preston. The
down on the stage, clad in , sound was well-mixed and rich,
jeans, a T-shirt emblazoned with similar to that of the band
his picture and covered by a which supported Harrison at his
denim blouse, wearing tiny ear- Bangladesh concert.
rings and a small necklace. Harrison sang such familiar
As the music played, a huge tunes as "While My Guitar
picture of a seven-headed black Gently Weeps," "Sue Me, Sue
horse unfurled above the mu- You Blues", and "What is
sicians' heads, and two Sans-I Life?". He also sang an old
krit "Om" symbols lit up among! John Lennon song, "In My
the batteries of speakers. Life," which he introduced by
Harrison's voice sounded a saying, "This was written by
little rough, no doubt due to the an old friend of us all. I just
workout it has been getting on hope that we can keep him over
tour. He had trouble hitting here."
some of the high notes. Harrison several times turned
His guitar playing, however, the spotlight over to others in-
was more solid and precise j cluding Preston, who sang "Will

five: A
He Go Round in Circles?", and
danced a jig across the stage at
one point.
Harrison also turned the
stage over to Ravi Shankar's
large band - which was ex-
tremely handicapped by the ab-
sence of Shankar himself. The
sitar player is presently in Chi-
cago being treated for a heart
ailment, although he was or-
iginally scheduled to appear.
The ensemble played rhythmic,
syncopated music, and was
conducted by Shankar's wife
Lakshmi. Members of Harri-
son's band joined in at times
with the violinists, percussion-
ists, and singers of the Shan-
kar group. Several of the Har-
rison band members, including
Preston, horn player Tom
Scott, and Harrison himself,
played solos.
When Harrison returned to
center stage, the crowd began
to grow progressively more and
more vocal.
The audience response cli-
maxed when Preston took his
last vocal spot, singing "If You
Want To Be With Me." As
Preston had the audience re-
peatedly chanting the word


"party", the house lights came
on and a wave of excited bodies
rushed the stage. Harrison then
alighted the crest of the emo-
tional wave, singing "What Is
For his encore, George sang
"My Sweet Lord." The song
was performed much more rau-
cously than Harrison has play-
ed it in the past,- and it was
played without the familiar slide
guitar phrase.
Such various stars as Sly
Stone, David Bowie, and Ian
Anderson, have joined Harrison
on stage in other cities. John
Lennon is expected to play
with the band during its New
York concert.
The first show began two
hours late because the band's
flight from Chicago was de-

layed. As a result, the later
show was postponed an hour
and a half.
The streets outside Olympia
were lined with unhappy people
who had intended to scalp tick-
ets but who were unable to find
customers. Tickets which had
cost $9.50 at the box office, and
which had been sold at various
college campuses in the state
for upwards of $100, were be-
ing offered for sale at $1.
One unfortunate man who
was offered 50 cents for a tick-
et shouted, "To hell with it!",
and gave the ticket to the pros-
pective buyer.
The average shower c o n-
iumes 20 to 30 gallons of water
while a bath tub uses aoout 35

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN

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George Harrison

Photos capture American

l estyle

By IRVING DESFOR herself awake; a couple show-'
AP Newsfeatures ering; people going to work and
Like a visit from an old school; a mother giving birth,
friend one never expected to and a sunrise mirrored on a
see again, Life magazine is cur- candy machine signaling the
rently back on the nation's news- end of a long night to a gas
stands in a special issue pic- station attendant in California.
torially recalling "One Day in The magazine's middle sec-
the Life of America." tion, "All Day Long", looks
The day selected, Thursday, candidly at a cross section of
Sept. 5, 1974, was unspectacu- America's jobs, activities and
lar in that no bold headlines scenes in its amazing diversity.
were needed to chronicle its We are touched by an 88-
events. But, as the special re- year-old widow in a home for
port points out, days are like the aged, gently cradling a doll
fingerprints and no one day is in her arms; reminded of in-
exactly like another in its in-. flation's pinch by a housewives'
dividual shadings and character- food co-op aptly named 'Pinch-
istics. penny"; intrigued by two in-
And so, on that day, 100 skil- mates sunbathing at a coed
led photographers throughout prison, and sympathetic with
the country were on assignment the plight of exhausted migrant
recording the highlights and workers waiting to hop a
trivia, people and activities, freight back to Mexico.
landscapes and images which Several portfolios are also in-
indelibly identify that date and cluded: Cornell Capa's day was
day on our nation's calendar. re- a pilgrimage throughout INew
cord. England to portray five dis-
The result is a unique nation- tinguished authors; Co R e n -
al family album of one day's tmeester accompanied t n r e e
assorted moods and happenings shifts of Chicago policemen to,
filtered down into 208 photo- record scenes of pathos, terror
graphs. With space limited to and death, and a group of wild-
80 pages, there was an inevit- life specialists produced a
able crowding of many good series of majestic wilderness
pictures but the flavor and eye scenes.
appeal are there to appreciate In retrospect, a very signifi-
nevertheless. cant photographs of President
The day starts with "Amer- Gerald Ford was taken by Da-
ica Awakes," a section that ac- vid Kennedy on Sept. 5 and
companies the sunrise as it published first in the Life spe-.
spans the continent. It opens cial report. It shows the Preci-
with the vista of a poetic pink 1 dent in conference with Philip
dawn as a farmer's wife drives Buchen, White House counsel,
on a deserted country ryid in Alexander Haig, Nixon's for-
Illinois. It captures other re- mer chief of staff, and Benton
flections on a wife stretching Becker, a little-known lawyer.

That meeting, it later devel-:
oped, was secretly ironing out
the final details of the con-
troversial pardon for Richard
Nixon. A few hours later, Beck-
er flew to San Clemente with
the document.
"After Dark," the concludingj
section of the magazine, sam-
ples America's night life.
There's homework to do; bars,
ballrooms, theaters and drive-
ins to go to; TV to watch; thes
last home-bound voyage of the
liner France to wave to, and
the last few moments before
closing of a Kansas gas station
on a slow night to yawn at.
The basic premise of having
America sit for its collective
portrait during a single 24-hour
period is exciting and ch ileng-
ing. Managing Editor Philtip
Kunhardt nurtured the idea for
years and finally got it ap-
proved by Time Inc., publishers.
Its execution represents nt great
achievement in photojournalism.
"For our project," Kunhardt
said, "we picked a day after'
the Labor Day weekend be-
cause with the reopening of l
schools and people going back to
work, Americans seem to get
going again at a brisk tempo.
"We weren't looking for a
spectacular news event - it
would have been .lated by the
time we got nto print. We
hoped to extract the pictorial
flavor of a 'normal' day in the
complex life of America from
the collected visions of many
skilled photojournalists.
"They were paid $200 per day
plus expenses and given the op-
tion of shooting color or black-

and-white. Some exper's photo- Disregarding the infinite nurn-
graphed within their own spec- ber of unseen images, the re-
ialties; others were given spe-I cord shows that all the pic-
cific assignments and still oth-! tures submitted were processed
ers were free-wheelers guided and edited the first weekend
by inspiration Ind skill alone. after being shot and :he entire
"Besides the 100 photograph- special report was dlosed in
ers on asignment, about 25 0 three weeks.
others submitted pictures on I No wonder "A Day in the Life
their own. We looked at about of America" has been nailel as
60,000 images before selecting a major publishing feat and that
the final 208. Our special re- the old LIFE logo maintains its
port, therefore, is only a tiny special niche in photojour-
fragment of the picture record nalism.
of Sept. 5, 1974, but we think we
chose wisely. We mignt men-
tion also that more than 15 mil-
lion pictures were taken that
day throughout the country . . .
images we didn't se:."
, Map-


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Irate broadcaster' enrages

MIAMI, Fla. WP) - Fed up
with the bright lights and noisy
intercom system of the car,
dealer next door, Sigmund Schy
is waging a battle of nerves and
Each morning before leaving
for work, Schy turns on a re-
peating 20-minute tape of Ha-
waiian and rock music. The
raucous music is punctuated by
homemade commercials for
Fords, Chevrolets and Pon-
tiacs, designed to get the goat
of the Oldsmobile dealer next
Dealer Frank Crippen said he
uses the bright lights to at-
tract customers. The intercom
system is used to commimicate
with salesmen on the lot, he,
Schy's counterattack appar-
ently has had some effect.
"One customer came all the
way from Naples (Fla.) to buy
a car from us," said salesman
Bob Gallagher. "After a few
minutes of listening to that rac-
ket he said, 'I can't take any
more of this. I have a head-
ache.' He left and bought his
car someplace else."
"It is driving me up the
creek," said another salesman,
Ray Gonzalez. "I wish he'd
change the music."
Schy admits the music ema-
nating from his high-powered
rooftop speaker is awful. "Why
do you think I spend the whole
Association of Jewish
Grads & Fcvlt
invites you to

day away from home?"
Crippen says he has lawyers
working on two court orders -
one to have Schy cut out the all-
day broadcast and another to
collect $400 Crippen says Schy
owes for auto repairs.
North Miami Police Chief!
James Devaney says Crippen
has not made a complaint

against Schy, and that the self-
styled broadcaster is not mak-
ing a public nuisance of him-
Schy has initiated legal action
to have Crippen shade the car
lot's lights, which Schy says
"could illuminate the Or-
ange Bowl."
Enjoy it.in Daiquiris
and Bacardi Cocktails.
And use it like gin or
( ~vodka in Martinis,
IBloody Marys,
jtonic, bitter lemnon,
SThe mixable one.
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