Famous Tapers: Mike Millard

Above: In an August 3rd 1976 article, Mike Millard is interviewed about the cancellation of the scheduled Yes concert at the Bakersfield, CA Civic Auditorium after it was only discovered at the last minute that the equipment wouldn’t all fit onstage and couldn’t be hung from the auditorium’s ceiling. The ticket date on their Solo Albums tour was August 2nd, sandwhiched between a Las Vegas and a Fresno date. Now you know why there’s no Millard recording for Yes in ’76.

The recorder model used by Mike Millard from 1975 onwards. Not much used to be known about Mike and the same information was usually copied across the web sites that mention him. The following blog post was written by someone who actually knew him:

http://www.barry-goldstein-concert-closet.com/2010/03/odds-n-ends-mike-millard-facts.html

List of shows known to have been taped by Mike Millard, I dare say, it’s the most complete on the net:


Last update: 13 February

Yes – March 18, 1974 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Yes – March 19, 1974, Long Beach, CA, Long Beach Arena

David Bowie – 16/09/1974 Convention Center * Anaheim, CA

Elton John – 05/10/1974 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Jethro Tull – 09/02/1975 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Rod Stewart & The Faces – 05/03/1975 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Led Zeppelin – 11/03/1975 Long Beach Arena

Led Zeppelin – March, 12th, 1975, Long Beach Arena

Led Zeppelin – 75-3-24 LA Forum

Led Zeppelin – 75-3-25 LA Forum

Led Zeppelin – 75-3-27 LA Forum

Pink Floyd 26/04/1975 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Suzy Quatro 17/06/1975 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Yes – June 21, 1975 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl The Sorcerer

Yes – June 23, 1975, Long Beach CA, Long Beach Arena

Rolling Stones – LA Forum, Los Angeles, CA, July 09, 1975

Rolling Stones – LA Forum, Los Angeles, CA, July 11, 1975

Rolling Stones – LA Forum, Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 1975

Rolling Stones – LA Forum, Los Angeles, CA, July 13, 1975 Tour of the Americas, part one, two, three

Eric Clapton 14/08/1975 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Ruby Starr & Grey Ghost 07/09/1975 Long Beach Arena

Black Sabbath 07/09/1975 Long Beach Arena

Elton John 29/09/1975 Sports Arena * San Diego, CA

Rick Wakeman * 1975-11-11 * Convention Center * Anaheim, CA

Genesis 01/05/1976 Starlight Amphitheatre * Burbank, CA

Wings – 1976-06-23 The Forum * Inglewood, CA Wings From The Wings

The Who 1976-10-07 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA

Jethro Tull 14/01/1977 Civic Auditorium * Pasadena, CA

Jethro Tull 16/01/1977 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Music Center * Los Angeles, CA

Queen 03/03/1977 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Return To Forever 08/04/1977 Civic Auditorium * Santa Monica, CA

Led Zeppelin – 1977-6-19 San Diego, CA

Led Zeppelin 21/06/1977 The Forum * Inglewood, CA Listen To This Eddie

Led Zeppelin – 1977/06/23 The Forum, Inglewood, CA For Badge Holders Only / Part Two

Led Zeppelin – 1977-06-25 , Inglewood Forum, CA

Led Zeppelin – The Forum, Inglewood, CA June 27, 1977

Journey – 14/08/1977 Long Beach Arena

Fleetwood Mac – 30/08/1977 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Yes – The Forum, Inglewood, CA – September 23, 1977

Yes – The Forum, Inglewood, CA – September 24, 1977

Yes 26/09/1977 Long Beach Arena

Linda Ronstadt 03/10/1977 Universal Amphitheatre * Los Angeles, CA

Rod Stewart 13/12/1977 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Queen 1977-12-20 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Cheap Trick 31/12/1977 Long Beach Arena

Kansas 31/12/1977 Long Beach Arena

David Bowie 04/04/1978 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

Genesis * 1978-04-17 * The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Bob Dylan 01/06/1978 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA

Bob Dylan 03/06/1978 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA

Bob Dylan 07/06/1978 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA

Bob Dylan 07/06/1978 Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA (2sd source)

Jackson Browne 08/06/1978 Long Beach Arena

Thin Lizzy 16/08/1978 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

The Kinks 25/06/1978 Universal Amphitheatre * Los Angeles, CA

UK 1978-07-28 Santa Monica Civic

Peter Gabriel 1978-09-30 & 1978-10-01 The Roxy – W.Hollywood, CA

Yes – October 5, 1978, Inglewood, CA, Great Western Forum

Yes – October 6, 1978, Inglewood, CA, Great Western Forum

Bob Dylan 18/11/1979 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

Bob Dylan 19/11/1979 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

Genesis 25/05/1980 The Roxy * Hollywood, CA

Peter Gabriel 1980-06-17 The Clubhouse, Santa Ana, CA

The Who 23/06/1980 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

The Eagles 29/07/1980 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Bruce Springsteen 01/11/1980 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Moody Blues * 1981-06-28 * Long Beach Arena * Long Beach, CA

Rush 12/06/1981 Convention Center * Anaheim, CA

Bruce Springsteen 23/08/1981 Sports Arena * Los Angeles, CA

Stevie Nicks 12/12/1981 Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles

David Bowie 14/08/1983 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

A.R.M.S. Concert 1983-12-06 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Steve Winwood 1988-07-24 Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

Eric Clapton – 23 September 1988 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Laguna Hills, CA

Bruce Springsteen 21/09/1988 Los Angeles

Jimmy Page 07/10/1988 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

David Lindley & El Rayo-X 1989-08-13 Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA

Neil Young 18/08/1989 Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

Bob Dylan 08/09/1989 Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

The Rolling Stones 22/10/1989 Memorial Coliseum * Los Angeles, CA

Paul McCartney 29/11/1989 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 03/03/1990 Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

Grateful Dead * 1991-06-01 * Coliseum * Los Angeles, CA

John Prine 20/10/1991 Irvine Meadows * Irvine, CA

Linda Ronstadt * 1990-10-22 Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

Bruce Springsteen 16/11/1990 Los Angeles (Officially Released)

Robert Plant 09/08/1991 Sports Arena * San Diego, CA

Dire Straits 08/02/1992 The Forum * Inglewood, CA

U2 12/04/1992 Sports Arena * Los Angeles, CA

2 comments
  1. YesDays said:

    A Japanese bootleg compact disc label has announced the pending release (February 2021) of Rick Wakeman live at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 11, 1975, from the Mike Millard Master Tapes. So this could be an addition to the already impressive and much appreciated list that is compiled here. Thank you.

    • There have been a number of new Millard masters released already, so I’m a bit behind. It’s just that the new WordPress isn’t as easy to navigate as it was when I started the blog, so the real chance of messing it up makes me hesitate a bit.

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