Rock N' Roll Diary
300 lucky people got to see the Rolling Stones “practice” for their 1981 tour in Worcester, MA. Now you get to see a full concert from the tour, too!
John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Plastic Ono Band played a charity show for UNICEF on Dec. 15, 1969, launching the WAR IS OVER! campaign that Yoko is continuing today.
Bruce Springsteen played the Boston Garden on this night in 1980. This was four years before his huge hit-filled Born in the USA album, but he still had a Top 10 U.S. hit single in the charts at the time – what was it?
AC/DC played the Boston Garden on this night in 1981. They also released a new album that same month – which one?
U2 played its first concert in Boston on its first U.S. tour on this night in 1980 at the Paradise Theater. They actually played Providence the night before Boston – at what venue?
Oh yes, we have the video.
Happy birthday to Dickey Betts, once a member of the Allman Brothers Band. He wrote the instrumental “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” – where?
In 1999 Rick Danko of the Band died of heart failure one day before his 56th birthday. Who inducted him, as a member of the Band, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Genesis played the Music Hall on this night in 1974. They promoted the show in Boston with handbills that proclaimed what?
When John Lennon was killed in front of his NYC apartment building on this day in 1980, how old was he?