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One Time in Amarillo: Country Legends Give Free Concert for Bankers (1979)

In the summer of 1979, Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson performed a free concert for local bankers at the Amarillo Civic Center.

In 1979, Nelson and Campbell performed a free concert in Amarillo for local bankers organizations. The show was in the Civic Center and featured the two country legends along with several opening acts.

A highlight of the evening was Glen Campbell's playing of the bagpipes. Campbell played "Amazing Grace" on his bagpipes and the audience roared.

Because of Campbell's bagpiping, a group of local musicians started the High Plains Pipers group.

The concert was enjoyed by everyone in attendance.

Photos by Rolling Stone, Joe Nick Patoski

Photos by Rolling Stone, Joe Nick Patoski

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