Location Search

Holmesburg Prison - Redbone, and Up Close and Personal


Holmesburg Prison - Redbone, and Up Close and Personal

In the 1970s, the Native American rock band Redbone performed a concert for the inmates of this prison. It was broadcasted several times on local public TV. It would be great to find a copy of that film or tape. 
It took place on Christmas or around Christmas, 1970. I recall, as a youngster, seeing it played on Channel 12 over and over. I contacted WHYY a few years ago, and more recently other stations that played it as that information became available on the Web (ex., listings on newspapers.com), to no avail (no one even remembers it), as well as a Redbone fan club (www.markguerrero.com/23.php discusses the concert).Philly radio pioneer Jerry Stevens conceived of and produced the show. Even in this Internet age, I can't find contact information for him. This Redbone concert was Philly's equivalent to Johnny Cash's at Folsom and San Quentin, yet there is no trace of it today. The film (tape?) is important and should be offered for viewing somewhere, somehow. But where is it? Does anyone have any idea who might have a copy of the performance?
Also, parts of the movie "Up Close and Personal" were filmed here. Other films were shot here, too; see the Wikipedia site for the prison.


Location Name:
Location: Holmesburg Prison , 8215 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19136, United States
Listing Category: Celebrity, Concerts, Music Festivals, Famous People, Jails, Prisons, Movies, Films, Cinema, Native Americans, Rock and Roll, Rock Stars
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

Created by

User: plaquemaster
User profile
All locations from this user

Add comment

Your name:
Your email:
Add Message


Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.markguerrero.com/23.php.
Date : 2015-09-11

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a review of the concert by legendary Philly rock writer Jonathan Takiff at Philadelphia, Daily News, June 4, 1971, p. 77, and it can be found through www.newspapers.com.
Date : 2017-02-17

Google Ads