In the third year of Poplar Creek’s operation, they opened their season one week later and closed down one week earlier than the prior year.  Maybe they learned something from the weather?

Steve DahlJohn Denver did not appear this year but Elton John did.   This was also the year we had a local act for the first time–Steve Dahl, Garry Meier and Teenage Radiation.  It was also the first year for a couple of comedy acts–Joan Rivers and David Brenner, as well as Rodney Dangerfield–as one of our readers pointed out.  And to class it up a bit, the Warsaw Philharmonic appeared too.  joan rivers

The only acts who appeared for the third year in a row were:  Santana, Jimmy Buffett,  Jefferson Starship, Beach Boys, Anne Murray, James Taylor,  and Willie Nelson.  Won’t it be interesting to see which of this group continued their run and appeared in 1983?

June 12                                    The Beach Boys

June 13                                    The Charlie Daniels Band

June 17                                    Asia

June 18                                    Chicago

June 19                                    Joan Rivers & David Brenner

June 26                                    Jimmy Buffett & Bonnie Raitt

July 3                                       Air Supply & Livingston Taylor

July 4                                       Steve Dahl, Garry Meier, Teenage Radiation

July 9                                       Santana

July 10                                     Elton John & Quarterflash

July 16 – 17                              Engelbert Humperdink

July 18                                     George Benson

July 20                                     April Wine

July 22                                     Steve Miller Band

July 23-24                                Johnny Mathis/Henry Mancini

July 25                                     Wayne Newton

July 27                                     Warsaw Philharmonic

July 29                                     Al Jarreau

July 30 – August 1                    Lena Horne

August 2                                  Genesis

August 6                                  Barbara Mandrell, Do-Rites

August 7                                  King Crimson

August 8                                  Blondie, Duran Duran

August 9 – 10                           James Taylor, Karla Bonoff

August 11                                Marshall Tucker Band

August 13 – 14                         Queen, Billy Squier

August 15                                Blue Oyster Cult, Aldo Nova

August 16                                Talking Heads

August 19                                Toto, Michael Stanley Band

August 20                                J. Geils Band

August 21                                Crosby, Stills & Nash

August 22                                Eddie Rabbitt, Lacy Dalton

August 23 – 24                         Heart

August 26                                Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn

August 27                                Rodney Dangerfield

August 28                                Dolly Parton

August 29 – 31                        Olivia Newton John

September 1                           Jefferson Starship with Grace Slick

September 2                           Manhattan Transfer

September 3                           Anne Murray

September 4                           Willie Nelson

September 6                           Kenny Loggins

September 10 – 11                  REO Speedwagon, Survivor

September 12                         Jethro Tull

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library

5 Responses to “POPLAR CREEK’S THIRD SEASON–1982”

  1. Dave N Says:

    I assume in addition to David Brenner and Joan Rivers as the first time ever comedy acts at Poplar… Rodney Dangerfield was also considered a comedy act and part of that list.

    • jrozek Says:

      Thanks for noticing poor ol’ Rodney was left out of the special mention. I’ve corrected that.

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

  2. Dave N Says:

    If he were hear today he would say, “no respect… I’ll tell ya”…LOL!!!
    Love this site BTW! Grew up in Hoffman and my house was the first one erected on Freeman Rd (and pretty much all of that development) when the Westbury subdivision was built. I love reading about all the HE and Schaumburg history. Brings me back to when I was a little kid, Freeman was a dirt road and out my front window were cornfields as far as i could see and a farm a few blocks away (which later was used as Mayor O’Malley’s home). Keep up the great work!!!

  3. DanR Says:

    Not sure if you are still managing this list, but J Geils played Aug 20, 1982… https://fans.com/events/1464288-the-j-geils-band-at-po

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