On This Day in 1979 – 11 Fans are Killed at a Concert by The Who in Cincinnati
On December 3rd, 1979 eleven people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum, where The Who were performing.
Here’s a radio news report from the incident:
The great Weird Al Yankovic referenced this incident in his classic song, “Another One Rides the Bus”.
Check it out…
“The window doesn’t open, and the fan is broke / And my face is turnin’ blue
“I haven’t been in a crowd like this / Since I went to see The Who”
Here’s the video: