Adam 12

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Released May 16, 1970.

Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. May 16th is one.

  • 1946

    May 16, 1946: Roger Earl is born in London. He is the drummer of Foghat and the only member to feature in every lineup of the band. I interviewed him back in 2019!

    Interview: Roger Earl of Foghat
  • 1965

    May 16, 1965: Krist Anthony Novoselic is born in Compton, CA. At the age of six, his parents moved to Aberdeen, WA where he would meet a young fellow by the name of Kurt Cobain and start a band called Nirvana. One time, he threw his bass guitar in the air and didn’t quite catch it.

  • 1970

    May 16, 1970: The Who releases Live at Leeds, arguably the greatest live rock album of all time.

    The Who ‘Live at Leeds’ Turns 50
  • 2010

    May 16, 2010: Ronnie James Dio succumbs to stomach cancer. From Elf to Rainbow to Black Sabbath to Heaven & Hell, his metal legacy is unimpeachable. But I love him most for his solo work.