Today in Texas History – December 17

From the Annals of the Astrodome –  In 1965,  Judy Garland became the first artist to perform at the Astrodome. The Supremes were the opening act.  Garland was paid $43,000 for the show and tickets were priced from $1.00 to $7.50. At the time the Eighth Wonder of the World seated 48,000, but another 12,000 seats were added for Garland’s show. Garland appeared on stage at 10 p.m. and sang for 40 minutes, with her set of songs including: “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands”; “Just In Time”; “My Kind Of Town, [Houston] Is”; “Houston”; “As Long As He Needs Me”; “Joey, Joey, Joey”; “Do It Again”; “What Now My Love?”; “By Myself”; “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby”; “San Francisco”; “Chicago”; and “Over The Rainbow.”


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