Elders still got it! -- The future of Rock?!?! -- Five bucks gets ya......

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5/9/1964 (54 years ago today) - Considering "The British Invasion" was in unstoppable/full-swing mode, this here was a rather noteworthy achievement indeed: Louis Armstrong goes to No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart with "Hello Dolly", making him, at age 62 at the time, the oldest artist to ever top the chart! Records (pun intended) are meant to be broken: In 2011, an 85 year old Tony Bennett went to No. 1 on the album chart with his "Duets II" LP.

5/9/1974 (44 years ago today) - At the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bonnie Raitt headlines two shows; the opening act was a struggling-to-survive Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band -- Rolling Stone critic Jon Landau happened to be in the audience and wrote the legendary rave review of Bruce's set: "I saw rock and roll's future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen." The Boss' record label, Columbia, takes notice...

5/9/1975 (43 years ago today) - Here's a definitive classic mid-'70's rock show for ya: At Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, you get Kiss, The James Gang and Rush, all for one $5.00 ticket! When your Grandpop references "The good ol' days", this is what he's talking about. Plus you got to keep an actual ticket stub to prove you were there...

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