You can call it one of the most insane nights in rock history. But you can only have tickets to one show.
This all started when I stumbled across this Ramones New Year’s Eve gig from London, 1977. You know, the show that was released as the It’s Alive album in 1979. I shared it on Twitter, and my pal Mark Hamilton–former Boston radio DJ, current satellite radio DJ–took it down the rabbit hole.
Mark started digging and found that New Year’s Eve 1977 saw a slue of legendary rock acts performing nationwide. Springsteen in Passaic, NJ. ZZ Top in Ft. Worth. The J. Geils Band in NYC. KISS in Greensboro, NC. Van Halen in L.A. Talking Heads in Bryn Mawr, PA. It’s almost unbelievable. But, thanks to Mr. Hamilton’s crack research, we know it all happened. Gives that Ramones gig across the pond a run for its money, right?
So now, it’s time for you to hop into the DeLorean. The date is set: December 31, 1977. Which show are you choosing to ring in 1978? Cast your vote below.