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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 […]

Have you ever seen Bruce Springsteen live in concert? We are working on our next book – Bruce Springsteen – I Was There and we are looking for fans memories and stories from seeing him live. If you did, leave your comments here or please email neil@thisdayinmusic.com We need as much info and a story […]

Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham would have turned 87 years old today. Bill’s life started out in Germany and fled from Germany to escape the Holocaust. At age ten he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. In the early 1960s, he moved to San Francisco, and, in 1965, began to manage […]

On Dec. 27, 1967, The Doors played a live concert at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. That night they also appeared on the Jonathon Winters television show. The Doors had taped their appearance a couple of days earlier. Now there is really nothing unusual about these events. The reason we are bringing it up […]

George Harrison released the live triple LP “The Concert for Bangladesh” on Dec. 20, 1971 in the US. The record, originally titled “The Concert for Bangla Desh” followed the two concerts of the same name, held on Aug. 1, 1971 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The concerts featured Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ali […]

The Doors played at concert in New Haven, CT on Dec. 9, 1967. Before the show Jim Morrison and a young lady friend were talking backstage. One of the security guards didn’t know who Jim was and told him to leave. Morrison didn’t leave and the guard ended up macing him. Morrison talked about the […]

The Who were scheduled to play a concert at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum on Dec. 3, 1979. The show was a general or ‘festival’ seating show which meant there were no reserved seat. First in would get to be right up by the stage if thats what you wanted. When the doors to the show were […]

You ever go to a concert and decide that you want to join the band… and then do it? On Dec. 1, 1969, George Harrison went to London’s Royal Albert Hall to see husband and wife act Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett. George’s buddy, Eric Clapton was in the band so George decided right then and […]

On Nov. 26, 1968, Cream played their last concert (not counting the reunion) at London’s Royal Albert Hall. There was a movie made of the “farewell tour” but by most accounts is wasn’t a very good film about the band. Ginger Baker said about the film, “We were so much better than that”. The opening […]

THE BAND played what they advertised as their “farewell concert appearance” On Nov. 25, 1976, Thanksgiving Day. The concert was held at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. It was to be known as “The Last Waltz.” The Band was joined on stage by a few of their friends which included Bob Dylan, Paul Butterfield, […]


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