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Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 16

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Ed Sullivan, left, talks with three members of The Beatles during a rehearsal for their appearance on his TV show, in New York, Feb. 8, 1964. From left, Sullivan, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. George Harrison, the fourth member of the group missed the rehearsal due to illness. (AP Photo)

Ed Sullivan, left, talks with three members of The Beatles during a rehearsal for their appearance on his TV show, in New York, Feb. 8, 1964. From left, Sullivan, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. George Harrison, the fourth member of the group missed the rehearsal due to illness. (AP Photo)

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The Clash played the Harvard Square Theater on this night in 1979 on their first tour of America. Appropriately, what was the first song of the set?

Answer: I’m So Bored with the USA

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

  • 1968: John Lennon and George Harrison traveled to India to study transcendental meditation with the maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney followed two days later.
  • 1971: The “Hell’s Angel” who was tried and acquitted for the stabbing death of a man at the Rolling Stones Altamont Speedway concert in December 1969, sued the Stones. He claimed the film of the event, Gimme Shelter, which depicted the stabbing, invaded his privacy.
  • 1974: Elton John released the single “Bennie and the Jets.”
  • 1985: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” album hit #1 on the U.K. Album chart. It was the first time Bruce topped the English chart.
  • 1993: The Faces, featuring Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones were reunited at the British Music Awards.
  • 2006: Elton John was awarded an undisclosed sum after winning a libel suit against a British newspaper. He donated the money to his Elton John AIDS Foundation.
  • Digging through the ticket stash…In 1979, The Clash performed at the Harvard Square Theater on its first tour of America…Bluesman Bo Diddley warmed up the show!
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