Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 15

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Bruce Springsteen played the Boston Garden on this night in 1980. This was four years before his huge hit-filled Born in the USA album, but he still had a Top 10 U.S. hit single in the charts at the time – what was it?

Answer: “Hungry Heart”

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

  • 1962: Bill Wyman makes his debut with The Rolling Stones at The Youth Club, Church Hall in Putney, London.
  • 1968: Grace Slick shocks network censors when she appears on the “Smothers Bros.” TV show in black-face and concludes her performance with the Jefferson Airplane with a leather-fisted “black power” salute.
  • 1969: John Lennon performs his last concert in London — a charity event for UNICEF called “Peace for Christmas.”
  • 1977: The Who play a private party for fan club members and film it. The film becomes part of their documentary “The Kids are Alright.”
  • 2006: B.B. King is among those who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the country’s highest honor for a civilian.

From the WZLX ticket stash…The Yardbirds played the Psychedelic Supermarket in 1967…Cheap Trick was at the Orpheum in 1978…And in 1980, Bruce Springsteen played the Boston Garden.

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