Flashback/Pop Quiz: First Rock Show @ the Knickerbocker Arena?

Vintage Michael Jordan Valentines

These manly Valentines could be yours.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first rock show ever held at the Knickerbocker Arena – known these days as the Times Union Center.

As we wrote last week, Ole Blue Eyes himself – Frank Sinatra – played the arena’s grand opening concert on January 30, 1990. Frank was definitely swingin’, but he didn’t actually rock out.

So here’s this week’s two-part Pop Quiz:

1. Who headlined the first rock show at the Knickerbocker Arena? (10 points)

2. Who was the opening act? (25 points)

Just hit the comments line below to register your answers. We’ll randomly select one entry, who will win a vintage, collectible package of Michael Jordan Valentine’s Day cards. Deadline for entries is 10am Monday, January 8.

And we’ll post the answers – and the winner – later on Monday (February 8).

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2 Responses to “Flashback/Pop Quiz: First Rock Show @ the Knickerbocker Arena?”

  1. Kathy Conway says:

    1. Headliner for first rock show at the Knickerbocker Arena – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    2. Opening act for the first rock show at the Knickerbocker Arena – Lenny Kravitz

  2. Michael Hochanadel says:

    Headliner: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Opener: Chris Whitley, the late and great

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