VOR 50 JAHREN: ROYAL ALBERT HALL VERBIETET ROCK-KONZERTE
- Feb 11, 2021
It was 50 years ago in February - probably even the 10th of the month - that the management of the Royal Albert Hall canceled a planned concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention. Reason: „unpleasant words in the lyrics" and "filthy and distasteful show“. In the high house they had simply had enough of it: riots, vandalism, injuries or destruction in the hall ... the staff was mobbed and attacked, objects were stolen. In 1971 alone, of the 23 concerts that took place, only one is said to have passed without incident. Bands and musicians who had the air on fire included Deep Purple, Yes, Gordon Lightfoot, Mott the Hoople, James Brown and The Byrds. From March 1972, the venue's management generally banned Rock and Pop concerts for a set period of time.
Mott The Hoople gehörten 1971 zu jenen Bands, bei denen das Publikum randalierte
Mott The Hoople were one of those bands in 1971 where the audience rioted