Kiss played Providence Civic Center on this night in 1977. What album had they released just a couple of months previously?
Answer: Rock and Roll Over
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- Happy Birthday: Singer/songwriter Graham Nash of the Hollies, and of course, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
- 1973: At an Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert in San Francisco, Keith Emerson was burned and injured his hand when a keyboard specially rigged to shoot fireworks exploded prematurely.
- 1978: Van Halen signed with Warner Brothers Records.
- 1987: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live 1975-1985 went gold and platinum on the same day. The box set entered the charts at #1.
- 1994: Rock promoter Sid Bernstein announced plans for a 25th anniversary Woodstock festival. The eventual concert lost millions of dollars.
- 2001: The city of Detroit, which was going to give Ted Nugent the keys to the city, decided not to because of Ted’s controversial views on race and immigration.
- From the WZLX Ticket Stash… KISS rocked the Providence Civic Center in 1977 all night, and partied every day.