The Capitol Theatre was a 3,200 seat concert venue located in Passaic, NJ. It was built in 1926 for vaudeville, but in the 1970's it became a major tour stop for many of the most important artists of the day. The theatre was run by John Scher, and though it didn't have the cachet of the Fillmores, anyone who ever attended a show at the Capitol knows that in many ways it was the equal of those legendary houses. When stadium acts like the Rolling Stones and The Who were looking for smaller venues to play, the Capitol was their choice.
This list is very personal for me. I worked at the Capitol for several years, beginning with the very first show. I was at nearly every concert on this playlist, and many, many more. I can't even count the number of memorable nights I spent as a staff member, and as an audience member at the Capitol. Sadly, the after the theatre closed, it fell into disrepair, and was demolished in 1991. It's great to have this music in the Concert Vault to remind us of the glory days of the great Capitol Theatre.
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