10 musical acts that have come to Dayton (except one is a lie!)

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Hara Arena attracted top musical artists -- from The Rolling Stones to Sheryl Crow. Video by Connie Post

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We couldn’t help but notice all the fun and games on Facebook, so we decided to give this 9 truths and a lie thing a shot!

Oh and now we REALLY miss Hara Arena.

1. KISS

The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper performed at  a Get Out and Vote '08 concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood Thursday Oct. 30.
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The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper performed at a Get Out and Vote '08 concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood Thursday Oct. 30.

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Credit: HANDOUT

TRUTH! The iconic rock 'n' roll band KISS actually played in Dayton recently, on August 22 to the delight of thousands of area fans.

>> 4 things you'll experience at a KISS show

2. Willie Nelson

The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper performed at  a Get Out and Vote '08 concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood Thursday Oct. 30.
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The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper performed at a Get Out and Vote '08 concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood Thursday Oct. 30.

Credit: Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

TRUTH! Most recently, Willie Nelson performed at The Fraze Pavillion last summer with Old Crow Medicine Show. Lucky for you, if you missed it, he'll be coming back to The Rose Music Center this summer.

>> Willie Nelson summer concert tickets on sale

3. Prince 

A photo from Prince's Sept. 19, 1997 show at Wright State University's Ervin J. Nutter Center. (SOURCE: Wright State University)
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A photo from Prince's Sept. 19, 1997 show at Wright State University's Ervin J. Nutter Center. (SOURCE: Wright State University)

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Credit: HANDOUT

TRUTH! Prince appeared in Dayton not once but SEVERAL times throughout his career.

>>Prince's memorable performances in Dayton

4. Frank Zappa

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

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TRUTH! Fans filled the seats…and aisles of Hara Arena for Frank Zappa in on November 20, 1974.

The normally 5,500-seat venue was “unofficially” stretched well beyond that, with estimates approaching 10,000. Hara Arena might have shut down that night had the real numbers been released.

>>>4 things you may not know about Hara Arena

5. BB King

Don Habil has turned many of his Hara Arena concert ticket stubs into magnets he sells to likeminded music fans.
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Don Habil has turned many of his Hara Arena concert ticket stubs into magnets he sells to likeminded music fans.

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Credit: Contributed

TRUTH! "The first show I ever went to was Grand Funk Railroad, with B.B. King as the opener," Don Habil, an avid Dayton music fan, said. "It was a weird crowd. Half the crowd was well-dressed black people and the other half 20-year-old dirty white punks."

6. Cher

Cher performed at the Nutter Center three times. Once in 2000 and twice in 2003.
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Cher performed at the Nutter Center three times. Once in 2000 and twice in 2003.

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Credit: photo by wright state u

TRUTH!  Cher performed at the Nutter Center three times. Once in 2000 and twice in 2003.

7. Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper performed at  a Get Out and Vote '08 concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood Thursday Oct. 30.
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The Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper performed at a Get Out and Vote '08 concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood Thursday Oct. 30.

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

TRUTH! The Beastie Boys performed with Sheryl Crow and Ben Harper at a Get Out and Vote '08 concert at Hara Arena.

>>PHOTOS: Hara Arena through the years 

8. The Rolling Stones

A blunt description was positioned under the photos of each Rolling Stone band member published on the jump page of the Nov. 14, 1964 Dayton Daily News.
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A blunt description was positioned under the photos of each Rolling Stone band member published on the jump page of the Nov. 14, 1964 Dayton Daily News.

TRUTH! Before The Rolling Stones were HUGE, they performed in Dayton and apparently, it was horrible.

>>The night The Rolling Stones bombed in Dayton

9. Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane performs in concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood, Saturday, May 9, 2009.
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Gucci Mane performs in concert at Hara Arena in Trotwood, Saturday, May 9, 2009.

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Credit: Peter Wine for MediaMoments.com

TRUTH! Believe it or not, this DID indeed happen.

10. Limp Bizkit 

Here is a photo of Limp Bizkit Photoshopped onto the Dayton Inspires mural in downtown Dayton's Oregon District. According to a Facebook event hoax, the band was allegedly to play a live 4/20 show at Sunoco on Wayne Ave., Dayton.
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Here is a photo of Limp Bizkit Photoshopped onto the Dayton Inspires mural in downtown Dayton's Oregon District. According to a Facebook event hoax, the band was allegedly to play a live 4/20 show at Sunoco on Wayne Ave., Dayton.

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Credit: Facebook

This year, "organizers" of the 4/20 Limp Bizkit "concert" at the Wayne Avenue Sunoco said the band was coming to town and this time it was "for reals."

Better luck next year.

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