Today In Rock History…May 23rd
In 1979, The Who’s film biography The Kids Are Alright premiered in New York City. This film contained footage of the last concert they performed with Keith Moon.
In 1979, Tom Petty was forced to file for bankruptcy owing $575,000 due to a record company dispute after MCA Records purchased his label ABC.
In 1978, Bruce Springsteen kicked off his tour in support of Darkness on the Edge of Town at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.
In 1969, The Who released their fourth album Tommy which was the first album to be billed as a rock opera.
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