This is a date that will go down to Rockford Speedway ROCK history.

The "Superstar Showdown of The Century" the poster read. For 13 bucks this was your day of rock.


Photo - Deery

Ronnie James Dio lead Black Sabbath through all the corners at The Rockford Speedway with this amazing set list according to Setlist


  • War Pigs
  • Neon Knights
  • N.I.B.
  • Children of the Sea
  • Sweet Leaf
  • Black Sabbath
  • Heaven and Hell
  • Guitar Solo
  • Iron Man
  • Guitar Solo
  • Die Young
  • Paranoid

Two Iommi guitar solos?? That's worth the 13 bucks right there!

The Rockford Speedway have hosted some amazing concerts in the 1970's/1980's and I know a lot of you have attended because you've told me.

Were you at this show? What are some of your memories of this day, if you remember...