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It's amazing how a great show like that can stick with you through the years. Thanks for sharing the memory with us!

I was at tech school at Lowry afb in 1983. A buddy and I went to see Steppenwolf at the rainbow one evening. Great show and a cool venue. Walked all the way back to the base after the show as we had no bucks for a taxi....don't remember how far. Nice to read the article on the rainbow...thanks!!

That's a heck of a walk, Jan, but a little fresh air is always welcomed after a great show. Glad you enjoyed the article and thanks for reading!

Great article! Saw several bands there including Blackfoot, Def Leppard, Triumph, and the first show ever in Colorado for Judas Priest.

I also saw April Wine and was just discussing with a friend the warm up band that replaced Kid Sister who pulled out for some reason. The replacement band was a local Denver band and I'm pretty sure the name of the group was the guitarist's last name. Would greatly appreciate this info if anyone remembers:)

Another set of amazing shows. The Rainbow really offered up something for everyone. We'll put it out the world. Does anyone remember the name of the opening act for April Wine at the Rainbow Music Hall in Denver? I promise to keep it, Just Between You and Me.

Possibilities on your question, Bill, from a friend of mine: Jinx Jones was active in Denver then as were Chris Daniels and the Kings? Any chance on one of those?

The Rainbow was a great room! Didn't the sound system consist of Klipsch speakers, and maybe other stuff? I played there in 1980 in a Denver band, TRUX, and we played with another Denver band, the Kamikaze Klones. Great times!

I saw the Dixie Dregs there that same year, and 3 years later ended up playing a short tour with Andy West from the Dregs....

I think you might be right about the sound system. Whatever it was, it sure sounded good. 

When Denver was a cool small town. Not what it is now :(