1971 – The Fillmore East concert hall in New York City closes with performances by J. Geils Band, Beach Boys, Allman Brothers and Mountain.
1971 – Almost exactly a year to the day after the appearance of ‘Gasoline Alley’, Rod Stewart releases his self-produced masterpiece, ‘Every Picture Tells a Story.’ It tops the Billboard album chart for four weeks.
1971 – Born on this day, Tupac Amaru Shakur, (born Lesane Parish Crooks). Died from bullet wounds on September 13th 1996. 1996 US No.1 single ‘How Do U Want It / California Love.’ 1996 UK No. 6 single, ‘California Love’.
1971 – Bo Diddley appeared at a rock ‘n’ roll revival concert in 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was officially the sixth 1950s Rock and Roll Revival Concert to be held. Diddley would return for several more of these concerts over the years. His album, Another Dimension, released later in the […]
1971 – A crowd gets so excited during a performance by Jethro Tull in Denver that police fire tear gas on them.
1971 – Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention are joined onstage at New York’s Fillmore East by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
1971 – Today is also the last broadcast of The Ed Sullivan Show. Ed’s final musical guests are Gladys Knight & the Pips.
1971 – Gladys Knight & the Pips are musical guests on the final episode of CBS-TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.”
1971 – Grand Funk Railroad sells out New York’s Shea Stadium within 72 hours, breaking the Beatles’ box office record there.
1971 – A two-room shack in Tupelo, Miss., where Elvis Presley was born opens as a tourist attraction.