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Charles Pearson

The Cow Palace may be history

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It'll be hard to imagine San Francisco or its top San Mateo county surburb, Daly City, w/o the Cow Palace. Even in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicle Series, lead vampire Lastat's rock group plays the COW PALACE...Though, I haven't been to the Cow Palace since the early 90s when I attended a dog show, then a circus & one Erotic Ball in '00s, the Palace still draws events and has hosted some the biggest names and events in its 67 year old history, including John F. Kennedy, the Beatles, Elvis and 1956 National Republican Party Convention...

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The Cow Palace may be history

Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Cow Palace has hosted some of the biggest musical acts in the past half-century, from the Beatles in 1964 to Metallica in 2004, and it was at the Daly City venue that John F. Kennedy gave his 1960 speech that first outlined his idea for the Peace Corps.

Though it is one of the Bay Area's historic venues for concerts and events, the Cow Palace may soon go the way of other old structures - like New York's Polo Grounds and San Francisco's Playland at the Beach- that are torn down to make way for redevelopment.

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