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Judas Priest in Santa Monica

Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 25 October 1979

WHILE THE PRESS has been busily lavishing attention on punk bands, a new wave of groups has been quietly – well, not exactly quietly – staking its claim in the heavy-metal arena. Van Halen is the most successful of the new breed, AC/DC is on the rise and Tuesday night Judas Priest arrived for its first headlining concert at Santa Monica Civic.

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