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Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. March 9th is one.
March 9, 1980: The Clash headlines the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. I wrote about the legendary gig on the 40th anniversary two years ago, and found audio!
Listen to The Clash Rock the Orpheum in 1980
March 9, 1987: U2 releases their acclaimed fifth album The Joshua Tree. To celebrate the 35th anniversary, we’ve ranked the band’s 50 best songs. See how many from the album made the cut.
U2: Their 50 Best Songs, Ranked
March 9, 1993: Lenny Kravitz releases perhaps his best-ever album, Are You Gonna Go My Way. Four words: Cindy Blackman on drums.
March 9, 2007: Boston lead singer Brad Delp is found dead in his New Hampshire home. If you don’t think Brad was one of the strongest-ever voices in rock, this might change your mind.
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