U2’s soundtrack to the “Rattle and Hum” film went platinum on this day in 1989. The band recorded a song called “She’s a Mystery to Me” which was not included on the album, but later re-recorded and released by what artist?
Answer: Roy Orbison
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1967: Golden Gate Park in San Francisco played hosted to the first “Human Be-In” – an event that featured music from The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service as well as pro-drug messages from speakers Alan Ginsburg and Dr. Timothy Leary.
- 1989: Paul McCartney released the “Back in the U.S.S.R.” album exclusively in Russia. Bootleg copies sold in the U.S. for as much as $1000! 2 years later, it became available in the states for a much more reasonable price
- 1989: U2′s “Rattle and Hum” album was certified platinum.
- Checking the WZLX Ticket Stash: Bob Dylan played the Boston Garden in 1974.