June 29, 2001:
It was a night of classic rock greats as Bad Company, Styx and Billy Squier performed at the Coors Light Amphitheater at Montage Mountain.
Nineteen-year-old up-and-coming artist Joe Stark got the crowd ready at the Scranton venue, playing a quick five-song set that included “Hang Together.”
Classic rock radio mainstay Billy Squier then started his hour-long set with “Never Die” and “The Stroke.” Guitarist Steve Conte took center stage with his performance on “My Kinda Love” and “Today’s Gone.” Later in the set, all eyes were on Squier during his falsetto performance of “Nobody Knows.”
Bad Company had the crowd on their feet from its first song “Ain’t It Good,” and followed that with “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” The band also performed covers of the Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride” and “I Feel Fine” and ended the set with “Running with the Pack” and “Bad Company.”
Styx rounded out the night, starting its set with “Borrowed Time,” “Blue Collar Man,” and “The Grand Illusion” before wrapping up the show with its hits “Renegade” and “Come Sail Away.”
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast