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Leonard Bernstein

The renowned composer Leonard Bernstein gave a press conference at Shillitos Department Store in 1973 to kick off the annual May Festival.

1972 Presidential Election Rally – Cleveland Arena

Pictured L – R: Ohio Governor John Gilligan, Oh Congressman Louis Stokes, Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern, and Senator Ted Kennedy in the old Cleveland Arena, 9/12/72

Tonight Show Band Leader Doc Severinsen 1973

Renowned trumpet player Doc Severinsen was leader of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Band for many years. In 1973 he performed in concert at Miami University, Oxford Ohio.

Elton John In Concert – The Early Years

Once Elton John went on the road during his early years he often played at universities. In 1973 at about age 25 he played at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Actor George Hamilton at Age 34

Actor George Hamilton made a number of live theater appearances in his early years and in 1974 starred in the “Paisley Convertible” which was performed at the old Carousel Dinner Theater in Ravenna, Ohio.

Musician Ian Anderson of Rock Group Jethro Tull

The rock group “Jethro Tull” was led by versatile musician Ian Anderson. The group played at Miami University in 1973.

Fred Williard & Martin Mull

Famed actor/comedians Martin Mull & Fred Williard were guest speakers at Cleveland PBS Station WVIZ in 2012 in front of a studio audience.

Actor Van Johnson

Actor Van Johnson also played at the Carousel Dinner Theater in Ravenna, Ohio. In the Fall of 1973 he starred in “There’s a Girl in my Soup.”

Musical Artist Dionne Warwick

Actor/Singer Dionne Warwick also performed at Miami University, shown in this 1973 photograph.

Cleveland Fire Dept. at Work

The Cleveland Fire Dept. is shown putting out a warehouse blaze at E. 123rd St. in Cleveland in September 2015.