February, 1964 The Fight Of The Century-Joe Frazier and Cassius Clay.
December 27, 1967 Judy Garland performed here.
Oct 18, 1969 - The original "Rock & Roll Revival" show on October 18, 1969, produced at Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum, became one of the most talked about concerts of the decade.
In 1970, the New York Knickerbocker Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps made history as the first drum & bugle corps ever to play a concert performance at Madison Sguare Garden's Felt Forum. Drum-Majors Jack Lennon & Bob Lopez. Bob conducting the song " The Good , The Bad , The Ugly.
In 1970, The Association performed at the Felt Forum.
On October 31, 1976 Frank Zappa performed here.
|Felt Forum October 31, 1976|
In the early 1990s, at the bequest of Garden owner Paramount Communications, the theater was renamed the Paramount after the Paramount Theatre in Times Square had been converted to an office tower. The theater received its next name of The Theater at Madison Square Garden in the mid-90s, after Viacom bought Paramount, and sold the MSG properties to a group consisting of ITT and Cablevision, which each owned 50% of the Garden. In 1997, ITT sold their share to Cablevision, giving the cable company full control of the venue.
On May 17, 2007, the theater was renamed the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, due to a naming rights deal with Washington Mutual. Since Washington Mutual is no longer a bank after being seized by the Office of Thrift Supervision and FDIC and sold to JP Morgan Chase, the WaMu name was dropped in 2009, reverting to The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
No seat is more than 177 feet (54 m) from the 30' × 64' stage. The theatre has a relatively low 20-foot (6.1 m) ceiling at stage level and all of its seating except for boxes on the two side walls is on one level slanted back from the stage. There is an 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) lobby at the theater.
Madison Square Garden was the "nest" for the carnivorous Godzilla babies and was later destroyed by F/A-18s in the Americanized version of Godzilla (1998).
Jerry performed here on
12/4/71 Grateful Dead
12/5/71 Grateful Dead
12/6/71 Grateful Dead
12/7/71 Grateful Dead
11/11/82 Early and late shows Jerry Garcia Band
3/18/73 New Riders Of The Purple Sage
1. ^ Wintuk created exclusively for Wamu Theater at Madison Square Garden - Press Release - cirquedusoleil.com - November 7, 2007
2. ^ WaMu Theaters name likely to change due to financial crisis
3. ^ For laughing out loud: my life and good times, By Ed McMahon, David Fisher, Johnny Carson