At the end of “summer” each year, a town near me throws a “Last Fling” weekend event that is capped off by some famous classic rock group performing live at a free concert.  This is from 1990.  I had just gotten an S-VHS camcorder for my company to shoot low-end videos and was playing around with it and decided to videotape the entire concert while standing on a grassy field.  I just found the video after nearly 20 years and decided it was time to bring it into the digital era.  I edited the video using AVID’s Liquid 7.2 software then exported the audio into Steinberg’s Clean to add some needed punch to the mono soundtrack (they came out with a Hi-Fi version right after I bought this camera… typical).

For several years bassist Fred Turner and I exchanged the occasional email.  The band has quit touring now and his website has gone dark.  BTO has always held a warm spot in my heart… their music is just fun to listen to and it always puts me into a better mood.  So, enjoy this little gem from 1990 called “Gimme Your Money Please” which is a story of how the band got mugged on their first trip to New York and the gunman actually said “please” when asking for their money.  Fun story and great song!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt5nIVJY6q0

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