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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:

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