Bill McDavitt The Early Years  1952-1972


3 Weeks Old


  

2 Months Old

   
14 Months Old with Rich, Jack and DeAnn

  
4 Years Old

      
5 Years Old

      
Mary A. Todd School Aurora 1957-1958 / 1958-1959

     
1961, 1964, 1965



    
1963

  
8th Grade Basketball Team Valley View Grade School
1st Row L-R: Jim Ingram, John Highland, Bill McDavitt, Kurt Kappemeyer, Jeff Lee
2nd Row L-R: George Foster, Jim Martinik, Dave Cichy, Brandon ?, Frank Brown

      

    
Tennis Player Growing Up

    
 

Kemper Military College 1970-1972


    
Bell Ringer At Church                          Shortwave Radio At An Early Age



High School Graduation Picture


Some Old Friends
(L-R) Elmer Quilles, ?, Jeff Lee, Terry Melvin, ?, Dennis Lee


The Hippie Days - Just Prior To Going In The Air Force (January 1973)

Favorite Rock Concerts Growing Up

* Jimi Hendrix / Soft Machine: February 25, 1968 Civic Opera House Chicago



* Jefferson Airplane: May 13, 1969 Grant Park Chicago

* The Moody Blues: October 5, 1971 Mid-South Colliseum Memphis


* Jethro Tull: November 11, 1971 Mid-South Colliseum Memphis


* The WHO: November 29, 1971 Mid-South Colliseum Memphis

* Elton John: May 8th, 1972 Arie Crown Theater Chicago
At the time there was a way to get into Arie Crown Theater
for free.  We had to climb a fire escape ladder up to the roof
(beautiful view of the lake and Chicago skyline from up there)
and access the theater through a fire door. Free show for us.
This method of access was latter closed by authorities.

* The Rolling Stones: June 19, 1972 Ampitheater Chicago
"Exile On Main Street" tour. Fantastic!

* Neil Young: (16th Row) Arie Crown Theater January 10, 1973 (1 Week Before joining USAF)

* The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Band, & Leon Russell:
July 7th, 1974 Miami Orange Bowl

* Crosby Stills Nash & Young / Jessie Collin Young:
August 23, 1974 Tampa Stadium


Other bands seen during the late 60s / early 70s

Allman Brothers Band (many times), Greg Allman Tour, Cowboy, Marshall Tucker,

Heartsfield, Elvin Bishop, Dickey Betts, New Riders of the Purple Sage, JJ Cale,

Steppenwolf, Spirit, Flying Burrito Brothers, Charlie Daniels Band, Check Berry,

Howlin Wolf


Bands I wish we had seen

The Beatles, The Doors, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys,
Grateful Dead, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, Jackson Browne,
Led Zeppelin, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Gram Parsons,
Mothers of Invention, J Geils Band, Jeff Beck