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9th August 1986, Queen ended their Magic European tour at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England, with over 120,000 fans witnessing what would be Queen's last ever live performance. On this, their final tour, Queen played to legions of established fans, plus many new ones gained as a result of their show-stealing performance at Live Aid the […]

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 […]

26th November 1968, Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste. The concert was filmed and released as Cream's Farewell Concert which has often been criticized for both its mediocre sound and visual effects: during Ginger Baker's drum solo, he seems to change clothes […]

This will be memorable. Chris Cornell tribute concert to feature members of Soundgarden, Metallica and Foo Fighters Link to original article here

Did you ever see Led Zeppelin live in concert? Or meet any of the band? We are working on a new book – Led Zeppelin – The Day I Was There and are looking for fans stories of seeing Zeppelin live. If you did and would like to be included in the book please email […]

52 years ago today, The Yardbirds played a concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco: (Any of you there that night?) Here is a great story about The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck and Marshall Amplification as told by the manager of the band Simon Napier-Bell: FILMORE WEST, 1966… "Shortly after the Yardbirds filmed Antonioni’s guitar-smashing scene […]

Jimi Hendrix played his last public concert on Sept. 6, 1970, at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. Jimi had been headlining 6 concert in 6 days including The Isle of Wight Festival on Aug. 30 and a show in Berlin on Sept. 4. Joining Jimi for these shows were Mitch […]

On Aug. 24, 1967, The Who played a concert in Flint, MI. They were staying at a local Holiday Inn. Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, had just turned 21 the day before, so they decided to have a birthday party for him. There are many different stories as to what happened at that party, […]

The 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, entitled “Woodstock ’94,” began on Aug. 12, 1994. It was held in Saugerties, NY, with over 30 bands playing for a crowd of about 350,000. Performers from the original Woodstock appearing at Woodstock ’94 were The Band, Santana, Joe Cocker, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, surviving members of Sweetwater, and […]

On Aug. 7, 1971, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention played a concert at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles. The concert was recorded and released in 1972 as the LP “Just Another Band from L.A.” Included on this album is “Billy the Mountain”, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which […]


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