JFK, The Stones...U2
July 1, 2011
As one of the world’s top rock bands prepare for a sold-out show at Vanderbilt Stadium, the city of Nashville is buzzing for U2’s first trip to the Music City in 30 years as part of its 360 Tour, now the highest-grossing concert tour in history.
The setting for the concert has transformed the Commodores’ football home into an unrecognizable spectacle to fans that fill the venue for games in the fall.
As the show nears, here’s a look at some other-non football related events that’s gone on at Vanderbilt Stadium.
The Rolling Stones – October 26, 1997
Pink Floyd – May 8, 1994
Billy Graham – September 19, 1954 & June 24-27, 1979
Graham returned in 1979 for a four-night stand at Vanderbilt Stadium, where he drew 40,000 people per night to the stadium. Here’s a link to a three-minute video of Graham at the stadium – notice that the field is open, compared to his earlier visit in 1954 (see below), when the entire place was crammed with people.
(Photo by Gerald Holly. Image courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections & University Archives)
John F. Kennedy – May 18, 1963
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