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The Wiltern, an art deco theater and office building at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Western Avenue in Los Angeles.

Wiltern Theatre

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Today JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound at Orton Park in Madison.
Crosby Stills & Nash at Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
Def Leppard at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston.
KISS at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston.
Aug 24 Faster Pussycat at Rockhouse Live in Memphis.
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound in Chicago.
Def Leppard at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.
KISS at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.
Aug 26 Def Leppard at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls.
KISS at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls.


Today in History

68 years ago 23 Aug 1946
Keith Moon is born in London, England.

91 years ago 23 Aug 1923
Maine Road opens in Manchester, England.

84 years ago 23 Aug 1930
King Baudouin Stadium opens in Brussels, Belgium.

39 years ago 23 Aug 1975
Pontiac Silverdome opens in Pontiac, Michigan, United States.

52 years ago 1962 Aug 23
The Beatles at The River Park Ballroom in Chester, Cheshire, England.

50 years ago 1964 Aug 23
The Beach Boys at Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

50 years ago 1964 Aug 23
The Who at Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton, East Sussex, England.

47 years ago 1967 Aug 23
The Who at Atwood Stadium in Flint, Michigan, United States.

47 years ago 1967 Aug 23
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

47 years ago 1967 Aug 23
suburban9-5/ the grass roots/every mothers son at Exposition Gardens - Opera House in Peoria, Illinois, United States.

46 years ago 1968 Aug 23
Jimi Hendrix with Soft Machine at Patio Gardens in Farmington, Utah, United States.

46 years ago 1968 Aug 23
The Who at Wedgewood Village Amusement Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States.

Featured Stories


Procol Harum • 33rpm on Procol Harum, 1973 Apr 10  • Opening act was Leo Kottke. Leo was amazing but the crowd booed a little (probably not the best booking combination) they were geared up for PH. Procol H... (more)


Free Concert • pman on The Rolling Stones, 1972 Jun 9  • I really wanted to go to this concert but I did not have a ticket.I drove about 1hr and got there at 11:00am.The crew was just arriving.I told them I I was ... (more)


Synchronicity Tour • Clem on The Police, 1983 Nov 16  • I worked concert security for both concerts in 1983 which was a double concert Nov 16 and 17th in The Summit in Houston. Being between the center stage and ... (more)

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