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Movie-A-Day #337: The Kids are Alright (1979).

December 3, 2011

On this day in 1979, 11 fans were killed and many more injured in a stampede at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum before a concert by The Who. It was one of the worst concert tragedies in the United States brought about changes in the way the concert industry handles general admission and festival seating. It came in the midst of the band’s first American tour in three years, and its first since the death of drummer Keith Moon. They were touring in support of their first post-Moon album, “Who Are You,” as well as their successful career retrospective/concert film “The Kids are Alright.” Sadly, the kids were anything but.

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