The Fillmore West closed on this night in 1971. What was the last band onstage?
Happy birthday to the late Alan Wilson from Canned Heat Today!
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
1969: The Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island hosted its first rock bands, including Jethro Tull, Ten Years After and Jeff Beck.
1971: The Fillmore West closed. On the bill: Santana, Van Morrison and Credence Clearwater Revival, among others.
1978: Aerosmith played the Texas World Festival and the show was filmed for a video which was eventually released in 1989.
1987: John Fogerty performed at a Vietnam Vets Benefit in Washington D.C. and played many CCR hits which he hadn’t sung in years.
In the WZLX ticket stash…
1987: The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan began a tour together at Foxboro Stadium.
1976: It’s Elton John at Schaeffer Stadium in Foxboro.