ALAN FEED'S BIG BEAT SHOW tour 1958
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!
Jerry Lee Lewis
Danny & The Juniors
Screaming Jay Hawkins
Alan Freed Orchestra with Sam "The Man" Taylor
1958 Alan Freed Big Beat Show with Larry Williams, Danny and the Juniors and unknown
Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire" 1958 (live)
Jerry Lee Lewis "Breathless" 1958 (live)
Jerry Lee Lewis "Whole Lotta Shakin Going On" 1958 (live)
Buddy Holly -"Oh Boy" 1958 (live)
Chuck Berry "Maybellene" 1958 (live)
Chuck Berry "Johnny B. Goode" 1958 (live)
The Diamonds "The Stroll" 1958 (live)
Danny & The Juniors "At The Hop" 1958 (live)
Larry Williams "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" 1958
Larry Williams "Slow Down" 1958
Rock Rock Rock - Alan Freed and Rock n Roll
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