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Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
October 4, 1985

with The Charlie Daniels Band & The Judds

Jeff Cook of Alabama on stage at the Coliseum in 1985Alabama's Jeff Cook on the Coliseum stage in 1985. From the 1986 Monticola.
40 Hour Week album cover featuring members of Alabama           "40 Hour Week" album cover
Charlie Daniels on stage at the Coliseum in 1985Charlie Daniels on stage in 1985. From the 1986 Monticola.
SHOW DATE: Friday, October 4, 1985 • 7:30pm
When the, now iconic band, Alabama took the stage in 1985, it was the country powerhouse's third show at the WVU Coliseum in as many years. Their "40 Hour Week" album had been release that January and it yielded three No. 1 hits: the title track, "There's No Way" and "Can't Keep a Good Man Down."

Alabama was joined by The Charlie Daniels Band and The Judds. The Judds won their second Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "Why Not Me." 

The concert drew 12,600 fans on Homecoming weekend.