November 13, 1990 : At the Off Ramp in Seattle, Temple of the Dog plays their only show. Comprised of members of Soundgarden and what would become Pearl Jam, the group was formed as a tribute to Mother Love Bone signer Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose.
Here’s an interesting episode of PBS’ “History Detectives” that I stumbled across after reading about it in “The Strat in the Attic”. Although you can tell they aren’t guitar experts by the clanging and banging of the guitar on hard surfaces, they are trying to verify the authenticity of a 1964 Stratocaster believed to be the instrument Bob Dylan “went electric” with at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
This very guitar is about to go up for sale at Christie’s Auction House and is expected to fetch anywhere from $300,000 to $500,000. Not a bad find!