The "Future Of Rock And Roll" was at the bottom of the bill... -- What five bucks gotcha in 1975... -- Jimmy Page backs up a rapper...

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5/9/1974 (43 years ago today) - All it took was having a critic in the audience...: Bonnie Raitt plays two shows at the Harvard Square Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts -- Opening act is Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band -- Rolling Stone writer Jon Landau is so blown away by Bruce's set that he ended up writing one of the most famous quotes in music history: "I have seen rock 'n' roll's future and his name is Bruce Springsteen." Ladies and gentlemen, we have lift-off...

5/9/1975 (42 years ago today) - The acts: Kiss, The James Gang and The Flock (a last-minute substitute for Rush, who were originally scheduled to play!).The venue: King Horn Gymnasium, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. Ticket price: $5.00. And it was an actual-for-real-ticket-made-out-of-paper-that-you-could-hold-in-your-hand!!! Imagine that...

5/9/1998 (19 years ago today) - ...and the song they played sampled the riff from "Kashmir": It was Jimmy Page's first-ever appearance on "Saturday Night Live" -- He performed with rap artist Sean "Puffy" Combs on a track from the "Godzilla" movie soundtrack called "Come With Me" -- It remains eminently forgettable, actually...

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