The Shotgun Band (Wilkes County)
The Shotgun Band was ask to open for The Charlie Daniels Band at Grayson County High School which was sponsored by the Independence Day Celebration Committee. One reason they ask us to perform was that we were one of the hottest bands performing at that time in Independence Virginia. We would perform at The Starlite Lounge on Main Street in Independence Virginia on Main Street and the business had a fire occupancy code and the club would be so packed that they had to turn people away. The Starlite Lounge lasted a short while until someone was hit by a car on Main Street and I'm not sure whether the person died or was just injured but the owner closed his doors and his business for safety concerns.
Charlie Daniels had lots of security at the concert. They had Burns security contracted to do the security. We were given back stage passes and half way through the concert Burns issued new back stage passes and the first ones were no good as a precaution. I had taken my 35