Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 15

Carter Alan /

Queen played the Orpheum on this night in 1975. They were supporting their latest album. Which one was that?

Answer: Sheer Heart Attack

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

  • 1981: Blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield died of an accidental drug overdose. He was found in his car in San Francisco. Bloomfield had played with Al Kooper and in the Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag.
  • 1988: George Harrison published a limited-edition book called Songs By George Harrison which was available only by mail order. Each book was individually autographed and included a 7″ vinyl single or CD of unreleased songs.
  • 1998: The Rolling Stones wrapped up their ‘Bridges to Babylon” North American tour in Las Vegas. The Stones played “The Joint,” a 1400-seat theater inside the Hard Rock Casino. Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Sting and Eddie Murphy all attended.
  • 2006: The final resting place of Ac/Dc singer Bon Scott was made a national landmark with its addition to the western Australian heritage listing.
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