A famous and widely bootlegged concert by Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on 17 May 1966 was mistakenly labeled the 'Royal Albert Hall' the place you see here. Dylan did perform here, it just wasn't the famous 'Judas' concert.
Some highlights from this joint.
September 1963 The Beatles and The Rolling Stones performed on the same bill for the only time. - 1966, Bob Dylan performs. - 1969, Pink Floyd performed at the Albert Hall and received a life-time ban for setting two cannons off during their show. - Jimi Hendrix performed on 18 and 24 February 1969 with The Jimi Hendrix Experience. - Janis Joplin performed on 21 April 1969 with her Kozmic Blues Band. - Led Zeppelin performed on 9 January 1970, footage of which was filmed for a planned documentary. Though no documentary was ever made due to the poor quality of the film, the material was re-mastered over thirty years later and virtually the entire show was released on the Led Zeppelin DVD
Posted February 27th, 2008 by Sucks you were not alive or in London...