All of us at ListenUp, especially our founders, Walt Stinson and Steven Weiner, would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to concert promoter Chuck Morris on his selection for the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
Here’s an excerpt from a recent article in the Denver Post:
“Morris’ history in Colorado is storied and complex, but it started simply enough. The Brooklyn native, who graduated high school at 16, decamped to Boulder with a partial scholarship but was soon lured away by live music. He first gig, booking bands at Boulder bar The Sink, led him to running and/or booking Front Range venues such as Tulagi’s, Ebbets Field, Rainbow Music Hall and the Fillmore Auditorium, which often served as the first Colorado (or even U.S.) shows of bands that have gone on to dominate the charts and national conversation over the years.
Throughout his work with late promoter Barry Fey, his partnership with Bill Graham Presents, or his tapping (via Anschutz) to run AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, Morris has strengthened his connections with civic and political leaders, giving him a bird’s-eye view of — and plenty of influence within — city machinery… ” (Read complete article)
Working with Chuck back in the day
ListenUp was really put on the map, both locally and nationally, when we started doing the sound for Ebbets Field, Chuck’s legendary downtown Denver nightclub, from 1972-76. In addition to upgrading the house PA system, Walt and Steven also engineered the audio for live radio broadcasts from the club. A few years later, ListenUp worked with Chuck and Barry Fey on their next venue, the Rainbow Music Hall, again creating the sound system along with a state-of-the-art recording set-up.
Chuck will be inducted into the hall of fame tonight at the Paramount Theater in a ceremony featuring a plethora of local and nationally known musicians. We congratulate him on all his achievements over the years!