Rock N’ Roll Diary: November 18

Carter Alan /

In 1990, Paul McCartney’s birth certificate sold at auction for $18,000. Where would that certificate said about where and when James Paul McCartney was born?

Answer: Walton Hospital in Liverpool

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1972: Danny Whitten of Crazy Horse dies of an accidental drug overdose.
  • 1975: Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band play their first concert at Britain’s Hammersmith Odeon Theater. In an effort to publicize the show, CBS Records plastered the city with posters that read “London is finally ready for Bruce Springsteen.” Bruce was displeased with the hype and skipped the expensive after-show party thrown in his honor.
  • 1976: From the WZLX ticket stash…Robin Trower played the Music Hall, and Gregg Allman played The Channel in 1983.
  • 1987: U2 opens for themselves at a concert in Los Angeles. They came onstage wearing wigs and cowboys hats and called themselves the “Dalton Brothers.”
  • 1990: Paul McCartney’s birth certificate is sold in an auction for $18,000!
  • 1994: Steve Perry of Journey plays the Orpheum Theater.
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