Late 1960s and Early 1970s
AGL Productions brought The Jimi Hendrix Experience to Southeast Virginia twice in 1968, first in Virginia Beach on April 4, and for two shows August 20 in Richmond and August 21 in Virginia Beach.
Hampton Roads Coliseum
Opening celebrations for the new Hampton Roads Coliseum took place in late January, 1970. Among the scheduled concerts was an appearance by The Association with opening act Tony Joe White. White was a no-show, his flight having been delayed, so The Association expanded their show from one set to two and received good reviews.
Bread appeared at Hampton Roads Coliseum on February 20, 1972 with opening acts Bill Withers and Judy Sills. Bill Withers stole the show according to press reviews.
David Bowie performed at The Scope in Norfolk on July 7, 1974 and was set to play there again on November 26, but the tour was cancelled at the last minute leaving AGL Productions in a lurch.
The Jackson 5 appeared at the Hampton Roads Coliseum twice in 1971 during their heyday, but by the time of their performance there on September 21, 1975 their popularity was waning. This performance is the last AGL Production event contained in the collection.
Gene Loving and AGL Productions brought live music to Hampton Roads from the days of The Twist to the height of the disco era. After this period Loving continued working in broadcast media, becoming heavily involved in UHF television and at the time of this writing serves as Chairman and CEO of Max Media LLC and showing no sign of slowing down. An interesting and colorful account of his career can be found in his book Loving Life: Five Decades in Radio and TV (Koehler, 2017).