Northwest Dance & Music Venues

Salem Armory Auditorium
Salem, Oregon

Salem Armory was THE location for most EJD sponsored concerts and dances from about 1963 to well into the early 80's.
 
Alex Taylor
The Allman Brothers
The Animals
Atlantis
Atomic Rooster
Bachman Turner Overdrive 
The Bards
Big Brother and the Holding Company
The Box Tops
Breakaways
The Buckinghams
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Blue Mountain Eagle
The Breakaways
Buddy Miles Express
The Bumps
Canned Heat
Capitol Street Balloon
Chaen Reaction
Chessmen
Choice
Chessmen
Che-vels
Collage Review
The Control Boys
Count 5
Country Joe McDonald
Curved Air
Dave Clark Five
Deep Purple
John Denver
Dino Desi and Billy
Don and The Goodtimes
The Doobie Brothers
The Doors
Electric Light Orchestra
The Executives
Fashion Ambulance
Fleetwood Mac
Fragile Lime
The Furies
Gary Lewis and The Playboys
Gentlemen Wild
The Grass Roots
Norman Greenbaum
Guess Who
The Heavy Company
High Voltage
James Gang
It's a Beautiful Day
Jane's Addiction
John Baldry
The Kingsmen
Lawe
Little John and the Merry Men
Live Five
Liverpool 5
Loverboy
Lovin' Spoonful
Malo
The Mamas & Papas
The Marksmen
Mary's Danish
The Moguls
Morning Reign
Mountain
The Mustangs
The New Yorkers
Nirvana
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Pearl Jam
The Pied Pipers
Pink Floyd
Premiers
Billy Preston
Quarterflash
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Reunion
The Rolling Stones
Savoy Brown
Seventh Resemblance Blues Band
Shangri Las
Shindogs
Silverhead
Sky Pilot
Sonny & Cher
The Soul Searchers
Spectrum
Spooky Tooth
Springfield Rifle
Steam
Steely Dan
Steppenwolf
Steve Miller
Sugarloaf
Superband
Swingin' Medallians
Thirteenth Story
Three Dog Night
Merrilee and the Turnabouts
The Turtles
Tyme
The Untouchables
Uriah Heep
Vanilla Fudge
War
Wishbone Ash
The Yardbirds
Youngbloods
Others?

Paul Revere & The Raiders at the Salem Armory - Photo Courtesy of Sandy Weedman
Paul Revere & The Raiders Pack them in at the Salem Armory
Photo Courtesy of Sandy Weedman

I'm in that photo, dead center about 8 feet back from the stage. WOW! What a crazy night!   Girls screaming, passing out, getting pulled up on stage. Geesh!!

Llyn M., January 2006


Atomic Rooster (w/ Carl Palmer, later of ELP) warmed up the crowd for Deep Purple at their Salem Armory show some time in 1969-70.

Don Hoover, April 2011





Poster courtesy of Ken Onstad










Image courtesy of Roger Ooms
11 October 1976


Courtesy of Nathan Langford
2 January 1992




 
27 August 1971
9 March 1973

5 February 1982
The above are tickets stubs to a couple of the concerts I attended at the Salem Armory in Oregon. The Uriah Heep ticket stub is a copy.  I was fortunate enough to have access to a copier machine or I wouldn't even have that memento.  They always took the whole ticket.  The Savoy Brown/Atomic Rooster ticket is an actual ticket that didn't get used.  A buddy called the day of the show and couldn't go... thus the real ticket.  The Loverboy show also featured opening act Quarterflash.

Ken Simpson, Albany, OR, May 2013


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Last Update:  29 November 2014
Credits:  Dave Higginbotham, Sandy Weedman, Dave Columbus, Paul Starkey, Tom Culhane, Roger Kasner, Ryan Daily, Ken Onstad, Rick Sutter, Llyn M., John Gordon, Lars Van Valkenburg, Tom Drechsler, David Zeit, Jodi Heatherington, Grant Beardsley, Todd Miller, Randy Bryson, Don Hoover, Rich Dickson, Randy C. Lawrence, Bob Stoutenburg, Doug Morrison, Roger Ooms, Nathan Langford, Ken Simpson, Dick Schalk, John DuVal