Live appearances had provided them with the bulk of the money they were earning.
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Interesting to see how this has cycled back to being the case today. In the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s revenue was mainly driven by album sales, with live appearances used as a means to that end. Today, downloads have certainly expanded discoverability, but the money is in the live appearances.

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