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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

How the world's first rock concert ended in chaos

Sixty years ago the world's first rock concert was staged in Cleveland by two men whose passion for music bridged the racial divide in a segregated US. Jimmy Sutphin was playing poker and drinking beer in a hotel room with some hockey team pals when they heard the commotion outside. Peering out of the fifth-floor window, they saw thousands of people besieging the indoor arena across the road...

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