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..