1975 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton joins the Rolling Stones onstage to jam on “Sympathy for the Devil.”
1974 – Elton John and John Lennon sing a duet of “I Saw Her Standing There” at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1974 – The Who play the first of four sellout nights at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets for the shows sold out in 60 hours.
1972 – Punk poetess Patti Smith goes to see the Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder at Madison Square Garden and remembers it as: “My brain cracked like an egg. The gold liquid spurted all over the stage. Mick bathed in it. Keith got his feet wet.” Mm-hmm.
1972 – Elvis Presley plays the first of four concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
1971 – Bob Dylan appears at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden. It’s his only major live appearance this year.
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 […]
1969 – The Rolling Stones play Madison Square Garden, a show recorded and released as Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Ike & Tina Turner Revue support them. During their performance, Janis Joplin joins Tina Turner onstage to sing a duet.
1969 – The supergroup Blind Faith make their U.S. live debut at Madison Square Garden.
1969 – Blind Faith makes its live debut in the United States at Madison Square Garden in New York. Blind Faith was either one of the great successes of the late 1960’s, a culmination of the decade’s efforts by three legendary musicians–or it was a disaster of monumental proportions, and a symbol of everything that […]
1968 – Cream perform at Madison Square Garden during their farewell tour. The band is given a platinum disc commemorating American sales of the double album Wheels of Fire.
1966 – Former teen idol Rick Nelson performs at an oldies show at Madison Square Garden, but is booed when he debuts some new material. He later writes the song “Garden Party” about the experience.