Prince was forced off stage by police halfway through his set at the First Avenue nightclub during a late-night gig in his home town of Minneapolis. The club was only allowed to stay open until 3.am but Prince took to the stage at 2.45am. Prince had already played two concerts in Minneapolis before his late-night club appearance; His first performance was at a department store, where he promoted his new cologne with a nine-song, 45-minute set.
A true big band godfather, Woody Herman made history with his First and Second Herds in the 1940s, then repeated the feat in the 1960s with the passionate, exuberantly youthful crew known as The Swinging Herd. Geoffrey Smith plays hits by this stunning 60s Herman ensemble.