A series of scans from a contact sheet showing the band on stage in 1976.
Thanks to George Corneliussen for the following information he was able to give by looking at the photos. The show took place in a small theater. The guy in the stripped shirt in the background of picture 19 is Tony Morgano, the band’s long time stage manager. The sound company was named Audiofreqs at the time based out of Pittsburgh Pa. The lighting company was DB Productions, the owner/lighting director was David Berndt. David also spent many years as the band’s lighting director. In pics 6 & 7 there are a few rare shots of early era Geil’s stage gear. The long tall column of speakers that Wolf is standing in front of was Magic Dick’s harmonica monitor. There was one on each side of the stage. Each column had 6 SRO speakers in them. These speakers weighed a ton, and were powered by a several hundred watt amplifier ( a few years before this picture was taken J found a music store that had dozens of these speakers in their stockroom, he bought them all and both he and Magic Dick used them in their amps ). The two amplifiers stacked on top of each other, behind Wolf, are Magic Dick’s main amplifiers ( they are both Fender Twin amplifiers ). They were plugged into each other. Although you can’t tell by the photographs, the stage area the band is standing on is covered with a huge blue carpet that they carried with them, and used on every show. This carpet was used until the Sanctuary album came out. It was then replaced with a red carpet.
George spent four years on the road with the J.Geils Band from 1976 to July 1979. To see more memorabilia and photos from his time spent with the band on the road, visit his web site: Who’s The Guy In The Hat?