ALAN FEED'S BIG BEAT SHOW tour 1958
|May 7, 1958||RI Auditorium, Providence||Jerry Lee Lewis||Buddy Holly & The Crickets||Chuck Berry||YES|
THIS SHOW WAS CANCELLED!
During shows for the Big Beat tour at the Boston Arena on May 3, 1958, a Navy sailor is stabbed, others are injured, and arrests are made outside of the concert hall. Alan Freed, the tour's promoter, is charged with inciting a riot, but the charges are later dropped. The incident, which becomes know as the "Boston riot", results in the cancellation of scheduled shows in Troy, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; New Haven, Connecticut; and Newark, New Jersey.
2 BIG SHOWS!
ALAN FREED'S BIG BEAT SHOW
Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Frankie
Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors,
The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell, Ed Townsend,
Alan Freed Orchestra with Sam "The Man" Taylor
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