dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
12 august 1968 & harry belafonte sings at carter barron amphitheatre

12 august 1968 & harry belafonte sings at carter barron amphitheatre

#OTD 12 August 1968 Harry Belafonte performed at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre (16th St & Colorado Ave NW). His engagement run was 2 August through 18 August. He shared the stage with the Delores Hall Singers, Kim Weston and Robert Henson.

His songs included:
"Rock Island Line" (show opener)
"By The Time I Get to Phoenix"
"There's a Hole in the Bucket"
"Havah Negileh"
"Try to Remember" (with Robert Henson)
"Kingston Town"
"Island in the Sun"
Medley of "Don't Stop the Carnival," "Mary Ann," "Siide Mogoose," and Back to Back, Belly to Belly"

Kim Weston, former Motown singer, sang:
"Somewhere, Someday"
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home
"People"
"The Beat Goes On"

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or friends see Harry Belafonte in concert? Did you attend other concerts that summer? Do you remember the Carter Barron Orchestra? What do you remember about Carter Barron? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy VISA: The International Visitor's Weekly Guide to Washington, 2 August - 15 August 1968, p. 8. Photographer unknown.
Emerson Beauchamp,"Belafonte in a Happy Frame of Mind," Evening Star 6 August 1968.


 

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