Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 2

Carter Alan /

Jefferson Airplane played the Back Bay Theater on this day in 1967. They had become a national hit with the release of their second album. Obviously a psychedelic document judging by its title, what was it called?

Answer: Surrealistic Pillow

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

  • 1973: The Who spend 6 hours in a Montreal jail after they trash their hotel suite. The hotel did not press charges after they were reimbursed for all damages…
  • 1974: Sitarist Ravi Shankar is hospitalized in Chicago while touring with George Harrison. He is released two weeks later and rejoins the tour here in Boston …
  • 1991: Paul McCartney’s “Liverpool Oratoriao” album hits #1 on the billboard classical charts here in America …
  • 1997: Boston guitarist and founder Tom Scholz performs a guitar solo on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” at the Boston Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” at the Wang Center …
  • 1998: Jimmy Buffett plays his hometown of Mobile, Alabama for the first time in eight years. Proceeds from the concert went to help victims of Hurricane George …

From the WZLX ticket stash… Jefferson Airplane was at the Back Bay Theatre in 1967 … In ’75 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band played the Music Hall and two years later at the same venue, it was Bob Seger and The Silver Band while the Jerry Garcia Band performed at the Orpheum Theater.

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