On This Date, January 2nd In 1969: Led Zeppelin began a three-night stand at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. The opening act was the band Alice Cooper, whose first album, Pretties for You, had not yet been released.
This is probably a weird thing to remember, or feel the need to validate, but every year on March 9th I celebrate what I call my “Queeniversary,” which is the anniversary of the night I saw the band Queen live for the first time at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, way back in 1976. I don’t listen to my Queen albums as much these days as I once did, but between the ages of fifteen and seventeen, I swear that band saved my sanity. So thanks Freddie, Brian, Roger and John, for being the band I needed to have in my life at that time, and for making such unforgettable music.