concert

16th May 1964, Bob Dylan made his first major concert UK appearance when he played at the Royal Festival Hall in London with an afternoon show listed as a ‘Folksong Concert’. Dylan’s 18-song set included the live debut of Mr. Tambourine Man and took place on a Sunday afternoon. In the interval, Dylan received a […]

Have you ever seen Bruce Springsteen live in concert? We are finishing our new book Bruce Springsteen – I Was There and are looking for fans memories of seeing Bruce. (And thanks to all of you who have sent a story in). If you have and would like to be included in this new book, […]

Carly Simon played a concert at The Troubadour in LA on April 6, 1971. After the show, she was introduced to James Taylor. They would end up marrying in Nov. of 1972. Carly and James did an interview that ran in the Jan. 4, 1973 issue of Rolling Stone. In the interview she recalled the […]

21st March 1976, After a David Bowie concert at the Community War Memorial arena in Rochester, New York, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were involved in a drug bust at their hotel room where the police found 182 grams (a little over 6.4 ounces) of marijuana. The pair spent the rest of the night in […]

On Thursday, March 18, 1982. Ozzy Osbourne played a concert at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The next day, the band was heading to a festival in Orlando, Florida. After driving much of the night, they stopped in Leesburg, Florida, to fix a malfunctioning air conditioning unit on the bus while Osbourne remained asleep. On the […]

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST played the second show of their “Firepower”world tour Thursday night (March 15) at Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. The trek is the band’s first since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease. He is being replaced on tour by “Firepower” album producer Andy Sneap, also known […]

10th March 2003, During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (referring to Maines’ hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the […]

On March 3, 1986, THE BAND played a concert at the Cheek to Cheek Lounge outside Orlando, in Winter Park, Florida. While on stage, Richard Manuel, appeared to be in relatively good spirits but ominously thanked Garth Hudson for “twenty-five years of incredible music”. After the show, The Band returned to the Quality Inn, down […]

Did he or didn’t he? On March 1, 1969, The Doors played a concert at Miami’s Coconut Grove Auditorium. During the show, Jim Morrison allegedly exposed himself to the crowd. The others on stage said he was no doubt drunk, disinterested, and verbally taunting the audience, but he never, as Ray Manzarek once said ‘whipped […]

11th February 1964, The Beatles made their live concert debut in the US at the Washington Coliseum. Over 350 police surrounded the stage to keep the 8,000 plus screaming fans in control. One police officer who found the noise so loud stuck a bullet in each ear as ear plugs. The Beatles had to stop […]


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