Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 9

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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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