The Interesting Classic Rock Events That Happened In 1971
The Concert in Bangladesh - The Beatles/Youtube
Nothing could top the iconic events that happened in the early 70s. From controversial deaths down to the celebration of life in general, the year is so full of interesting things that would make you want to go back to experience it.
George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh
The iconic “The Concert for Bangladesh” of the former Beatle took place in the Madison Square Garden in New York. It is a live album from Harrison that included performances from the most notable stars like his former band member Ringo Starr, with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Badfinger, Ravi Shankar, and Leon Russell.
The Montreux Casino Incident
During the Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention concert, a crazed audience member had shot off a fire gun that resulted in the destruction of at least $50,000 in equipment. Deep Purple, with whom are scheduled to be inside the Casino for their recording, saw the incident inside their hotel rooms. This prompted the band to write “Smoke on the Water.”
Jim Morrison’s Death
The 27-year old frontman of the group the Doors died from a heart attack inside his apartment in Paris, France. Unfortunately, police did not conduct any investigations for the body, nor was it given an autopsy test. Fans were likely to theorize that Morrison did not die just yet at that time.
Don McLean Releases “American Pie”
McLean’s iconic song “American Pie” was released this year. The song would go on to become a chart-topping single from the singer in different countries. The symbolism coming from the single sparked numerous rumors until McLean himself told the story behind it. It was about how the innocence of the former rock and roll had long been gone already. And the deaths of Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly inspired the iconic line “the day the music died”.
The Concert that Brought the Eagles Together
Linda Ronstadt was on a concert in Tomorrowland Stage at Disneyland, California alongside her 4 band members. These members eventually would become the iconic Eagles, and would in turn become one of the best-selling bands of all time.