Over the past 50 years, Montreal has been the scene for many amazing moments in the annals of rock. Some elevating, some destructive; some controversial, some inspirational; but all unforgettable.

Throughout the month of June, CHOM 977 recreates 20 of the most legendary Montreal moments in the history of rock. Tune in every morning at 7:20 and every afternoon at 6:20 to relive, or experience for the first time, the events that put Montreal on the Rock & Roll map.

 

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U2 at the Hippodrome

U2 transform a horse-race track into a rock venue, and construct a massive stage-set, to perform before more than 160,000 people over two nights -- the largest crowds for one band in Montreal’s history, July 8 & 9, 2011 [Hippodrome]. Read more...

Arcade Fire at the Bell Centre

Arcade Fire put the Montreal music scene in the headlines of top music magazines around the world, and end up opening for U2 at the Bell Centre, November 26 & 28, 2005. Read more...

Radiohead and Nirvana

Both Radiohead and Nirvana perform in small venues in Montreal on the same night, November 2, 1993 [Woodstock Bar, 3699 Blvd St. Laurent & Verdun Auditorium, 4110, boulevard LaSalle]. Read more...

Guns n' Roses and Metallica at the Olympic Stadium

The infamous fan riot when the Guns n’ Roses and Metallica concert at Olympic Stadium is cut short, August 8, 1992. Read more...

Human Rights Now

Sting returns to Olympic Stadium, now as a solo act -- along with Peter Gabriel (also now solo), Bruce Springsteen, and others -- as part of the amazing Human Rights Now tour for Amnesty International. September 17, 1988. Read more...

The Police at The Spectrum in 83

The Police perform a free show at the Spectrum the night before a huge concert at Olympic Stadium, August 2, 1983. Read more...