[Concerts at Sullivan Stadium]
Original Airdate: 10/4/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Michael Jackson (pop singer) has never played a concert at Sullivan Stadium. Jones notes that the Foxboro Board of Selectmen denied a request by Jackson to play two concerts at Sullivan Stadium in 1984. Jones reports that the permit was denied because of security and traffic concerns. Jones adds that Royal Bolling, Sr. (former State Senator) and others believe that the permit was denied on racial grounds. Jones' reports includes footage from a meeting of the Foxboro Board of Selectmen and footage of Bolling addressing a legislative hearing. Jones reports that Andrew Gala (Foxboro town administrator) and Michael Coppola (Foxboro Selectman) deny that the permit was denied on racial grounds. Jones notes that Gala says that the Jackson tour denied the terms offered to them by Sullivan Stadium. Jones reports that there are bad feelings between the town of Foxboro and Chuck Sullivan (organizer of Jackson's tour). Jones reports that big concerts bring in money to Foxboro. He notes that Jackson's most recent tour did not stop in Massachusetts. Jones' report is accompanied by concert footage of Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones at Sullivan Stadium, and other musical acts. Jones' report also features footage of the interior and exterior of Sullivan Stadium. This tape features additional footage of Sullivan Stadium
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American musicians
Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Royal, Sr.
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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