April 5th, 1968..James Brown Day

posted by KJ Carson -

When I first arrived in Boston, I noticed that WGBH's TV studios were literally next door.

My boss at the time was amazed that I was amazed about the tv station being right there.

I asked him "Did you know that James Brown did a show at the Garden the day after Dr. King was assasinated?"

He said, "Oh wow, I did not know that!"

I said" It may have been one of the biggest things Boston did right..by NOT cancelling the concert..AND having televised for FREE to Boston..on a loop!"

He said "How do you know this?"

My reply: "Some believe it was James Brown's most important show in his entire career.."

My former boss was pleasantly stunned.

Below, you can re-live or see for the first time..possibly the most important concert in the history of Boston.

April 5th 1968. James Brown Day in Boston..

Or at least it should be..

KJ

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