Happy 25th Anniversary, No Doubt! A Look at the First Show's Venue, Lineup, Flyers and Benefit--And Where Everyone is Now

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Twenty five years ago today, No Doubt played their first show at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, opening for ska legends the Untouchables. (They played second among 14 bands.)
According to the No Doubt fansite Beacon Street Online (who first published the poster today), the band's official site mentions the gig in their history:

March 14, 1987: After several raucous party performances, No Doubt play their first "official" gig at Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach, California; the band was second on a bill of 14 with The Untouchables headlining. Tony, a high-school junior, was one of several hundred people watching. Shortly thereafter, he tries out. Band accepts him even though he's never been in a band, has long hair and is wearing Mexican sandals. By the summer, Tony, an organized perfectionist, becomes the band's unofficial manager.

So we know that No Doubt ended up being superstars, but what about everyone else from this lineup? Ska Parade founder Tazy Phyllipz fills us in (with a little help from Wikipedia!).
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Meeker11
Meeker11

Kansas City is waiting for you.ppleeaaseee come see uss...

Craig Roberts
Craig Roberts

And to think i was in band with tony and tom you guys rock. my first concert with them was at Anaheim High. Go Colonists  

Davide-Italy
Davide-Italy

Oh my... Happy birthday to the best band ever!!! Love you so much guys xxx

Soozarty
Soozarty

I remember seeing No Doubt play for free at UCI...God, I'm getting old...

Jed savage
Jed savage

I Love No Doubt, they are like one of my favorite bands, I really Love Gwen Stefani, she is a great singer/song writer.

Denise Kehl Palella
Denise Kehl Palella

My daughter's first concert when she was 13.  Still her favorite band!

TATIANAGURIDDI
TATIANAGURIDDI

fuck haters anaheim girls rock !!!!!!!!!!! love u gwen u the best 

Jasonwaters50
Jasonwaters50

95' is when I officially attended a show to see NO DOUBT, it was at the Orange Show in San Bernardino, CA. She was awesome, GWEN is very good live...(I also met JEWEL, she smelled so good)...lol

Matt Munoz
Matt Munoz

Awesome. My first No Doubt show was when they opened for UT's at John Anson Ford Theater for "Agent Double O Soul" release show. Donkey Show and Skeletones were also on the bill.

mexican
mexican

remember when ocweekly constantly bashed no doubt? 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm a big No Doubt fan...but I overheard this joke a few years ago and it still makes me giggle... :-D

GUY 1: Hey, this band really sucks!

GUY 2: Yeah, No Doubt!

Lbose
Lbose

i was probably in high school.

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