Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 26

Carter Alan /

Yes played Boston Garden on this night in 1974. What two albums did they play in their entirety?

Answer: Close to the Edge and Tales from Topographic Oceans

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

  • 1967: Buffalo Springfield was the musical guest on the Smothers Brothers TV show.
  • 1970: The Beatles released their “Hey Jude” single. It was a U.S. album and it is now out of print. The record included Beatles singles from the band’s inception which never made it onto any U.S. albums.
  • 1977: The Kinks appeared on Saturday Night Live.
  • 1995: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant kicked off a year-long world tour in Pensacola, Florida in support of their No Quarter: Unledded album.
  • 1997: The Grammy Awards were held in New York City. The big winners were Eric Clapton and The Beatles. Clapton won three awards for his soulful single “Change The World” and The Beatles won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or a Group With Vocal for “Free as a Bird.” They also won best music video short-form for the single and best music video long-form for “The Beatles Anthology.” Also that night, Bruce Springsteen nabbed the best contemporary folk album award for “The Ghost of Tom Joad.”
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash…T-Rex was at the Fenway Theatre in 1972…The Garden hosted Yes in 1974…And in 1977 in was a blues showcase at the Music Hall with Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters and James Cotton.
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