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May 15, 1971

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On this day in 1971, Pink Floyd perform the “Garden Party” concert at Crystal Palace Park in London. A large pond in front of the stage becomes an aquatic [...]

January 30, 1969

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Today in 1969, The Beatles played a lunch-time gig on top of the Apple Building in London. It would be their last show. The performance lasted just longer than 40 minutes, [...]

Mise en Scene – LIVE at… everywhere?

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last night, I went to a show. I wore sweatpants and had a front-row seat. My dog was there, too, and I was cozy, wrapped in my favourite blanket. One of the best Canadian [...]

December 11, 1972

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On this day in 1972, James Brown was arrested after his show in Knoxville. Brown was charged with disorderly conduct. The police were responding to an informant who claimed [...]

December 10, 1971

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On this day in 1971, Frank Zappa was thrown into the orchestra pit during his performance in London by a fan’s jealous crazy ass boyfriend. Zappa came out with a broken [...]

November 16, 1969

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On this day in 1969, during a Janis Joplin concert in Tampa, Florida, a police officer tried to use a bullhorn to control a crowd that had left its seats and begun to move [...]

November 4, 1977

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On this day in 1977, The Last Waltz, director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The Band’s star-studded last concert, premiered in New York City, [...]

October 30, 1999

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On this day in 1999, an early attempt at video streaming over the web took place, as Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert was “cybercast” to a [...]

October 18, 1989

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On this day in 1989, in the middle of a gig opening for The Rolling Stones in LA, Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses made this announcement on stage: “Unless certain [...]
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