Short-term Metallica bassist and also known as the former star of American rock band Phantasm, Ron McGovney, has shared a couple of new photos on his verified Twitter account today and recalled the day Metallica has made their first-ever live show in 1982.
As you may already know, Ron McGovney was the original bassist of Metallica until the day he was replaced by Cliff Burton after all members have decided to part ways. According to the statements of Ron himself, Metallica members did not respect him as a bandmate and the members have used him for connections rather than his musical skills.
While sharing the banner of the first-ever show of Metallica that was made in Radio City on March 14, he also shared the photo of the garage that ‘tallica loaded their gear in. He also stated that they’ve used his father’s 1969 Ford pickup to go to the show in Anaheim.
Here is what Ron McGovney said:
“3-14-82. Norwalk , California. On this date 39 years ago, Metallica loaded our gear in my father’s 1969 Ford pickup from the single garage in the photo.
The very first live show was in Anaheim about 20 miles away. The rest of the story is rock history.”
You can check out the tweet of Ron right below.
3-14-82. Norwalk , California. On this date 39 years ago, @Metallica loaded our gear in my father's 1969 Ford pickup from the single garage in the photo. The very first live show was in Anaheim about 20 miles away. The rest of the story is rock history. pic.twitter.com/KwEEMliZ4y
— Ron McGovney (@RonMcGovney) March 14, 2021