1980 Texxas Jam
The 1980 Texxas Jam was one of the biggest rock concerts to ever play Dallas. Savvy won the Q102 Battle of the Bands Contest, and first prize was the opening slot on the show. But it wasn't meant to be.
At the last minute, Eagles manager, Irving Azoff, denied us our opportunity to play on the show with other bands, Foreigner, April Wine, Sammy Hagar, Cheap Trick, and Christopher Cross, because he'd never heard of us. Just like that, he crushed a year's worth of hard work and dream we had rightfully earned to come true.
In fact, not playing the Jam was the best thing that could have happened for us. Had we played, it would have been early in the morning before the crowd had gathered, and would have been over in thirty minutes. Instead, we got more press from being booted out of the show than we would have ever received had we played it. As a result, we landed gigs with Heart, Allman Brothers, REO Speedwagon, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, and many, many more.
This is a screen shot from the evening news showing the restless crowd awaiting the Eagles to play. Most likely, by that time, mom had already gone home.
Texxas Jam 1980