Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 9

Carter Alan /

Jethro Tull played the Boston Tea Party on this night in 1969. How many times had they appeared in Boston previously?

Answer: The band played a trio of shows in February 1969 at the Tea Party, so, THREE

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

  • 1964: Two American record companies, Capitol and Vee-Jay, settled their dispute over Beatles recordings. Capitol was allowed to release all Beatles music in the future.
  • Veejay was given the right to re-release the music it had, which was essentially the Introducing The Beatles album. That Vee-Jay music was repackaged several times…
  • 1970: The world’s greatest band called it quits when Paul announced he was leaving The Beatles…
  • 1973: Queen had its debut performance in at The Marquee in London…
  • 1992: Comedian Sam Kinnison was killed when a pickup truck slammed into his car on a desert road between Las Vegas and Los Angeles…
  • 2001: A representative for British pop star Robbie Williams denied reports that the singer was joining Queen. The band and Williams had collaborated on a remake of the Queen hit “We Are the Champions” for the movie A Knight’s Tale, which prompted the rumors…
  • From the WZLX ticket stash…Jethro Tull was at the Boston Tea Party in 1969…Bruce Springsteen played Charlie’s Place in Cambridge on this night in 1974.¬† Bruce was originally scheduled to appear at Joe’s Place nearby,¬†where he’d played before, but when that venue had a fire, the shows were moved. This began a 4-night, early and late show run of 8 performances at Charlie’s.
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