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As the local concert scene continues to grow and morph, it’s become increasingly easy to forget about our old friend, the dearly departed Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. The Aud, which closed its doors in 1996 and was demolished in 2009, was a preeminent concert facility during the golden age of the fully produced, hyper-amplified rock concert. Jeff Miers remembers the old…

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On April 1, 1957, the Aud welcomed a 22-year-old former truck driver from Memphis named Elvis Presley for a 30-minute concert that produced one of the most iconic photographs in the history of rock 'n' roll. But it was during the golden age of the fully produced, hyper-amplified rock concert – which commenced with the Rolling Stones' 1968 tour, and carried on until the end…

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With the Sabres celebrating the 1980s and Memorial Auditorium during Thursday's game against Nashville, former News digital media specialist and reporter Joe Popiolkowski sent along this treasure trove that is a fun look back. It's a 2009 video presentation he and I worked on as demolition was wrapping up at the Aud. It included his interviews with late legendary figure…

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There was quite a surprise in KeyBank Center when the Buffalo Sabres hit the ice for practice at the noon hour Wednesday. The seating bowl looked almost exactly like Memorial Auditorium. [Related: Take a look back at the Aud through the years] Golds by the ice. Then Reds. Then Blues (in the 200 level and suites). And the "balcony" – the 300 level – was of course a…

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The Buffalo Sabres have played 4,076 regular season and playoff games in their history as they head into their 50th anniversary season. Try to pick the most memorable of all time? That's no small task. But this choice has everything you need to be No. 1. A classic overtime thriller. In the Stanley Cup final, no less. Iconic goals. Odd events. And an unforgettable atm…

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When the Rolling Stones arrived in Buffalo in 1966 for a show at Memorial Auditorium, the show seemed secondary to the fear of a riot. Because you know ... the screaming, and the hair, and the gyrations. And that MUSIC. Is that what the kids call music? Obviously, things have changed in almost 50 years. The dangerous bad boys of rock 'n' roll will be on the receiving end …