On this day in 1970, “Woodstock,” the movie, premiered in Hollywood. It got an Academy Award – for what category?
Answer: Best Documentary Feature
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1970: “Woodstock” the movie premiered in Hollywood.
- 1972: About 30,000 attended the first of three days at the music fest in Puerto Rico called Mar y Sol with performers that included Alice Cooper, The Allman Brothers, Rod Stewart, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and The J. Geils Band among others.
- 1978: The Philadelphia Furies of the North American Soccer League – a team owned by classic rock artists Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton, Rick Wakeman, and Paul Simon – lost the first game of the season 3-0 to the Washington Diplomats.
- 1991: Elton John, dressed to look like Rachel Hunter, crashed Rod Stewart’s Wembley Stadium concert in London.
- 1994: Kiss was among the performers at the Rockin’ The Corps concert, a fundraiser for members of the military stationed overseas and their families back home.
- Checking the WZLX Ticket Stash… The Kinks played the Boston Music Hall in 1973.