Frank Sinatra and the First Concert in the Richfield Coliseum's History

Steve DiMatteo Culture History Music

The Richfield Coliseum had quite a rich history in Northeast Ohio, hosting all types of events throughout its run, including so many different sporting events and concerts.

And on October 26, 1974, Frank Sinatra christened the Coliseum as the first event at the new venue, a sold-out concert. Opening its doors for the first time to Old Blue Eyes, the Coliseum began a twenty-year, ultimately ill-fated journey as an arena built in a tough location (though Larry Bird sure loved it).

But the Coliseum's demise would be something to worry about later; the arena would get to play host to some of the biggest names in music and sports in the meantime.

October 26, 1974 at the Richfield Coliseum: Frank Sinatra's Setlist

The year 1974 was a big touring one for Sinatra, with a return to form for the Chairman of the Board and 88 touring dates. Sinatra's show at the Richfield Coliseum in October was part of his ten-date The Main Event tour, which was highlighted by shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City that were turned into an ABC television special and live album recording.

The ABC special was broadcast on October 13. As for Sinatra's Richfield Coliseum show a couple weeks later, here is the setlist

1. "The Lady Is a Tramp"

2. "I Get a Kick Out of You"

3. "Let Me Try Again"

4. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"

5. "If"

6. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"

7. "Send in the Clowns"

8. "My Kind of Town"

9. "Angel Eyes"

10. "I've Got You Under My Skin"

11. "Ol' Man River"

12. "I've Got the World on a String"

13. "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)"

14. "My Way"



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