Canned Heat played the Ark on this night in 1969. The Ark was located across Lansdowne St. from the Green Monster at Fenway. What venue resides there today?
Answer: House of Blues
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
1967: Who bassist John Entwistle married his childhood sweetheart Alison Wise.
1973: George Harrison replaced Paul McCartney on top of the U.S. album charts. McCartney’s “Band on the Run” had been #1, but George’s “Living in the Material World” replaced it.
1975: Alice Cooper broke six of his ribs in 1975 when he fell from the stage while performing in Vancouver.
1977: The Who’s drummer Keith Moon joined Led Zeppelin on stage during a concert in L.A. He sat in with Jon Bonham for the drummer’s solo, “Moby Dick”.
1981: Robert Fripp, guitarist and leader of King Crimson, announced that his band, which had been defunct for seven years, would reform.
1980: The Rolling Stones released their “Emotional Rescue” album.
1990: Elton John announced that any profits made from the future sales of his singles would go to AIDS research.
Checking the WZLX ticket stash…
1969: Canned Heat played the Ark
1975: It was a historic gig with Bob Marley and the Wailers at Paul’s Mall.
1978: Jackson Browne and Pete Seger played the Orpheum to benefit the Clamshell Alliance.